Paisley, Renfrewshire inside or centre forward Geordie Reid began his senior football career with Southern League Thames Ironworks (now West Ham United) in 1898 (it is possible he was born at Blackland Mill, Wiltshire according to a West Ham source, or that the West Ham player is a different one), making his debut for The Irons aged 17 at Brentford in February 1899, scoring once on his final appearance of 6 games against Southall in a 2-0 home win the next month. In December 1902 he joined Scottish League St Mirren and scored 10 goals in 28 matches for The Buddies before being signed by First Division Middlesbrough in May 1905.
He made his Football League debut at Everton that September and scored a hat-trick in their 5-1 win over Bury the next month, although his final 9 appearances of the season after January 1906 all came at half back. His single season at Ayresome Park saw 6 goals in 26 appearances, but he wasn’t retained and joined Scottish League club Johnstone in the 1906 close season. He returned to Football League action with Bradford Park Avenue in June 1907, where he scored a hat-trick, the only goals of his 6 match Park Avenue career, in an 8-1 FA Cup thrashing of South Kirkby Colliery in October 1908.
Reid then joined Brentford towards the end of the year, and stayed at Griffin Park until 1911, when he returned to Scottish League football joining Clyde. After a two season spell with The Bully Wee he re-joined Johnstone for a season in 1913, and ended his playing career with Clydebank, whom he joined in 1914.