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Steven Reid
Personal information
Full name Steven John Reid
Date of birth March 10, 1981 (1981-03-10) (age 29)
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Bromwich Albion
(on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Number 44
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Stourbridge 88 (59)
1997–2003 Millwall 159 (19)
2003– Blackburn Rovers 113 (6)
2009 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 2 (0)
2010- West Bromwich Albion (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2001– Republic of Ireland 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:51, 7 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:18, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Steven John Reid (born 10 March 1981 in Kingston, London) is an English born Irish football player who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers and the Republic of Ireland, primarily as a midfielder.


Club career


Reid attended Richard Challoner School in Surrey.[1] He started his career at Stourbridge F.C., playing as an attacking midfielder and scoring 59 goals in 88 league games. Reid was scouted by Mick Beard of Millwall FC at the Surrey County under 11 trials but subsequently signed for Stourbidge instead. He made his professional debut for Millwall in the 1997–98 season at the age of 17 after being sold to the Lions by Stourbridge, and was part of the successful 2000–01 team that gained promotion to the English First Division. Reid gained a reputation for his strong, driving runs and phenomenal long range shooting ability, memorably scoring from 35 yards against Norwich City on the opening day of the 2001–02 season to set Millwall on their way to a 4–0 victory.[2] Reid earned his first cap for Ireland while at the Den. He continued to impress for both club and country, triggering a £1.85 million move to Blackburn Rovers in July 2003.


Reid debuted for Blackburn Rovers on 23 August 2003 as a 76th minute substitute for team-mate Vratislav Greško, but had the misfortune of being dismissed in the 88th minute. He went on to make 19 appearances through the 2003–04 season, though a hamstring injury would rule him out of action for three months during this time. A change of management in September 2004 saw Mark Hughes replace Graeme Souness as Blackburn boss, a move which would also signify a change for Reid. Despite playing the majority of his career as a wide midfielder, Hughes moved Reid to centre midfield for the match against Everton on 6 March 2005. Reid went on to star in a 1–0 victory for Blackburn, creating the winning goal, and has since claimed the central midfield position.

Reid scored one of the goals of the seasons in the FA Premier League 2005–06 campaign against Wigan at the JJB Stadium. The ball fell to Reid from 30 yards and he scored a volley into the top corner of the net. The goal won BBC Match of the Day's Goal of the Month for December. On 2 May 2006, Reid scored the goal that secured Blackburn's place in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup, a header that gave them a 1–0 win over Chelsea.[3]

Reid missed the majority of the 2006–07 season through injury. A back injury limited him to three appearances before he sustained cruciate ligament injury in January , which kept him out for the rest of the season.[4]

It appeared that Steven's injury problems were behind him after a full pre-season and solid start to Blackburn's 2008–09 season, however his injury woes would return, with another knee injury ruling him out of the entire 2008–09 season.[5]

QPR loan

On 19 November 2009 Reid signed on loan for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in a attempt to recapture his career from injury. The loan lasted until midway through December 2009. During which time Reid wore the number 36 shirt.[6]

West Bromwich Albion loan

On 5 March 2010 West Bromwich Albion signed Reid on a one month loan.[7] He made his debut against his previous loan club, Queen's Park Rangers, on 6 March 2010, playing at right back in the 3–1 defeat at Loftus Road.[8]

International career

Despite representing England at junior levels, Reid decided to play full international football for the Republic of Ireland, whom he qualifies to play for through his grandparents. He was part of the Irish squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup after being called up as a late replacement.

Reid was made the captain of the Republic of Ireland football team for their 16 August 2006 friendly match against Holland.[9]

Blackburn career statistics

(correct as of 29 September 2006)
Club Season League Cup[10] Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2003–04 16 0 0 1 0 2 0 19 0
2004–05 28 2 4 6 0 0 0 34 2
2005–06 34 4 1 5 1 0 0 39 5
2006–07 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 25 0
2008–09 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 109 6 6 13 1 2 0 124 7


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Steven Reid
Personal information
Full name Steven John Reid
Date of birth 10 March 1981 (1981-03-10) (age 29)
Place of birth    Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Bromwich Albion
Number 44
Senior clubs
Years Club
Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers (loan)
West Bromwich Albion (loan)
National team
2001-2008 Republic of Ireland

Steven Reid (born 10 March 1981) is an Irish football player. He plays for West Bromwich Albion.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98MillwallSecond Division100000-10
2001/02First Division3752010-405
2003/04Blackburn RoversPremier League160001020190
2009/10Queens Park RangersLeague Championship200000-20
2009/10West Bromwich AlbionLeague Championship
CountryEngland 256241811822029427
Total 256241811822029427

International career statistics


Republic of Ireland national team


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