Player Profile: Peter Reid

Player Profile: Peter Reid

This picture of me (Ged Reddy) with Peter Reid.

It was taken on a Manchester City pre season tour to Cork, Ireland to play Cobh Rambles in August 1990.

Manchester United great Roy Keane wouldn’t feature in that game as he had just signed for Nottingham Forest in his first big move.

Peter Reid had followed previous manager at Everton, Howard Kendall, to Manchester City in the summer of 1990.

Unbeknownst to him, in 1990 Kendall would return to Everton and Reid would became player manager.


Reid managed City to 5th in his first two seasons, however a slow start to the 92-93 season cost him his job (The Sun reference below);

Following his sobering finish at Manchester City in March 1995 he ended up at Sunderland. Although threatened by relegation in the second tier they progressed under Reid and were promoted the following season.

Eventually, building the team into a force over his 8 year stay. When the knife fell Reid moved to a number of different clubs including Leeds Utd, Coventry, Plymouth Argyle, and Mumbai City in India.

The Player

Reid moulded himself as a player at Bolton along with the towering presence of Sam Allardyce and showman Frank Worthington.

(Frank Worthington played with Reid at Bolton)

After moving to Everton, Reid was key to a midfield which contained Paul Bracewell and a successful spell saw him winning 7 honours including 2 titles.

Although small in height, his style was of the dogged, busy, ball winner with good distribution.

The Everton team celebrating with the League Championship trophy following their First Division match against Luton Town at Goodison Park in Liverpool, 9th May 1987. (Getty Images)

England v Argentina 1986 World Cup Quarter Final

Reid was a full International. His most famous moment was his unsuccessful effort to catch up with Diego Maradonna in the quarter final.

Maradonna, streaked away to score the goal of the tournament, and Reid could only watch. The game also being infamous for the ‘Hand of God’.

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