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He was paid $40 million (£22m) to play soccer, and now Winston Reid (Tainui and Te Rarawa) is playing his last international game for Aotearoa, The All Whites, today.
He spoke to Kai Kara-France before his last game in Aotearoa ever.
"I'm excited. I guess it's like anything in sport, once you make a decision you want to follow through with it," Reid told Te Ao Toa.
"This being my last game, it's something I'm looking forward to - and when it's finished, it's finished.
"And then I'll reflect on all the good memories I've had over the last 12 years or so."