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Rio Ferdinand

Born: November 7, 1978 (age 41)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: London, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Centre-back
Rio Ferdinand in action for QPR on October 5, 2014
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Career History
Youth1992-1995West Ham United
Senior1995-2000West Ham United
→ 1996-1997Bournemouth (loan)
2000-2002Leeds United
2002-2014Manchester United
2014-2015Queens Park Rangers
International1997-2013England
Sports Mole has 1,376 articles about Rio Ferdinand. Articles 1 to 40:
Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher pictured before a Premier League match in January 2018
Darren Fletcher: 'Roy Keane was completely right to criticise me'
Darren Fletcher believes that Roy Keane was "completely right" to criticise him for his performance in a video which ended the Irishman's Manchester United career.
Nov 14, 10:47
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
England's greatest ever XI including Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore, Wayne Rooney
Sports Mole selects its all-time England XI ahead of the Three Lions' 1,000th international fixture on Thursday evening.
Nov 12, 22:40
Bournemouth's Joshua King scores against Manchester United in the Premier League on November 2, 2019
Rio Ferdinand criticises Aaron Wan-Bissaka for lacklustre defending
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand criticises Aaron Wan-Bissaka for his part in Bournemouth's winning goal on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 2, 20:24
Harry Kane in action for Spurs on September 28, 2019
Friday's Tottenham Hotspur transfer talk news roundup: Harry Kane
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Tottenham on Friday, October 25 ahead of the January window.
Oct 25, 07:21
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho pictured together in March 2018
Friday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Rio Ferdinand, Lewis Cook
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Friday, October 25 as they look to mount another push for the Premier League title in 2019-20.
Oct 25, 07:09
Raheem Sterling in action for Manchester City on October 1, 2019
News Extra: Sterling 'in top five', United's huge Maguire fee, Moyes on Pogba
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Rio Ferdinand's high praise for Raheem Sterling, details of Harry Maguire's transfer fee and David Moyes's thoughts on Paul Pogba.
Oct 24, 18:13
Harry Kane in action for Spurs on September 28, 2019
Friday's Tottenham Hotspur transfer talk news roundup: Harry Kane, James Maddison, Christian Eriksen
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Tottenham on Friday, October 4 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Oct 4, 07:22
Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Spurs on September 18, 2019
Rio Ferdinand urges Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur
England captain Harry Kane has to leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to win trophies, according to pundit Rio Ferdinand.
Oct 2, 14:29
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their third goal against Tottenham on October 1, 2019
Hector Bellerin leads praise for four-goal Serge Gnabry after Spurs demolition
Ian Wright was also among those applauding the former Arsenal winger's Champions League performance.
Oct 1, 23:30
Thierry Henry playing for Arsenal
All-time Premier League combined XI: Manchester United vs. Arsenal
Ahead of Monday night's showdown between Manchester United and Arsenal, Sports Mole compiles the greatest ever Premier League combined XI from the two clubs.
Sep 27, 18:55
West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko scores against Manchester United in the Premier League on September 22, 2019
Scott McTominay: Manchester United's form is "not OK"
Scott McTominay slams Manchester United's performance against West Ham United on Sunday, declaring that the display was "not OK".
Sep 24, 23:44
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pictured after the draw with 'plucky' Wolves on August 19, 2019
Gary Neville: 'Manchester United must stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer'
Gary Neville encourages Manchester United to have patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Sunday's 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.
Sep 23, 19:35
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives instructions to Daniel James on September 14, 2019
Rio Ferdinand defends Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after West Ham United defeat
Rio Ferdinand comes out in defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while speaking with a group of disenchanted Manchester United fans after the club's defeat to West Ham United.
Sep 22, 23:18
Harry Kane in action for England on September 10, 2019
Real Madrid 'set their sights on Harry Kane'
Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane next summer, according to a report.
Sep 20, 19:43
Harry Kane in action for England on September 10, 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Harry Kane must leave Tottenham Hotspur to win trophies'
Rio Ferdinand urges Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to claim major trophies.
Sep 19, 23:47
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring against Newcastle on May 4, 2019
Vincent Kompany hails Virgil van Dijk as Premier League's best-ever centre-back
Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany declares Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk as the Premier League's greatest-ever centre-back, ahead of John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.
Sep 11, 20:39
Michael Owen pictured in October 2018
Michael Owen reveals his all-time England XI
The former England striker has caused a stir with his autobiography.
Sep 8, 15:45
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has a shot saved in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on August 14, 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Virgil van Dijk does not deserve UEFA award'
Rio Ferdinand insists that Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was unworthy of receiving the UEFA Player of the Year award.
Sep 2, 00:04
Victor Lindelof for Manchester United in August 2018
Rio Ferdinand critical of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof
Former defender Rio Ferdinand claims that Victor Lindelof is 'the main culrpit' for Manchester United's recent struggles in defence.
Sep 1, 19:26
Manchester United players celebrate Daniel James's goal against Southampton in the Premier League on August 31, 2019
Rio Ferdinand hails "shining light" Daniel James
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand hails Daniel James, with the Wales international continuing impressing for the Red Devils.
Sep 1, 09:15
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Manchester United right to part with Lukaku, Sanchez'
Former defender Rio Ferdinand says that Manchester United have made the right decision to part ways with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
Aug 31, 18:35
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Chelsea on August 11, 2019
How Manchester United could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up for Monday's Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Aug 17, 20:33
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in action against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on July 20, 2019
Wednesday's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup: Paul Pogba, Neymar, Matteo Darmian
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Wednesday, August 14 as they look to rebuild their squad following a disappointing 2018-19 campaign.
Aug 14, 07:07
Paul Pogba in Premier League action for Manchester United on May 12, 2019
Tuesday's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup: Paul Pogba, Rio Ferdinand, Matteo Darmian
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Tuesday, August 13 as they look to rebuild their squad following a disappointing 2018-19 campaign.
Aug 13, 07:07
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring against Frosinone on February 15, 2019
Rio Ferdinand slams Paulo Dybala over failed Manchester United move
Rio Ferdinand hits out at Paulo Dybala by claiming that Manchester United were better off having not signed the Argentine.
Aug 12, 19:39
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward pictured in November 2017
Manchester United 'resume search for technical director'
Manchester United reportedly resume their search for a technical director now that the English transfer window has come to a close.
Aug 9, 23:02
A distraught Harry Maguire in action for England on June 6, 2019
Harry Maguire 'wants to emulate Rio Ferdinand at Manchester United'
Harry Maguire is reportedly determined to join Manchester United this summer and wants to emulate the feats of Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford.
Jul 18, 12:45
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on July 14, 2019
Rio Ferdinand blames "racist undertones" for Lewis Hamilton criticism
The Mercedes star faced further questions heading into Sunday's British Grand Prix.
Jul 14, 18:18
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Manchester United closing in on new technical director?
A new technical director will reportedly be appointed by Manchester United before they jet off to Australia for their pre-season tour early next month.
Jun 24, 20:00
Ed Woodward watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on May 5, 2019
Ed Woodward 'to remain in charge of Manchester United transfers'
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will reportedly remain in charge of the club's transfer plans after deciding against appointing a sporting director.
Jun 13, 08:36
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand named FA's lead ambassador for Euro 2020
Ferdinand made 81 international appearances for England.
Jun 12, 00:01
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand refuses to rule out Manchester United return
The former defender has been linked with a technical director role at Old Trafford.
Jun 11, 22:48
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand questions England philosophy under Gareth Southgate
The former defender is not sure the current players are able to play the way they are being asked.
Jun 11, 22:47
Derby County boss Frank Lampard celebrates reaching the playoffs on May 5, 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Frank Lampard would be perfect for Chelsea'
The Derby manager has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge if Maurizio Sarri departs.
Jun 11, 22:45
Raheem Sterling nabs England's fifth in Montenegro on March 25, 2019
Raheem Sterling becomes seventh black player to captain England
Paul Ince and Sol Campbell are among the other black men to have worn the armband.
Jun 6, 20:07
Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber gestures during an interview at the club's training ground in March 2019
Norwich City chief Stuart Webber being lined up for Manchester United role?
Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber could join Manchester United in a similar position this summer, according to a report.
May 26, 22:23
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Manchester United 'to assemble three-man transfer committee'
Rio Ferdinand may reportedly be appointed by Manchester United as part of a three-man transfer committee to lead the club's search for new players.
May 23, 18:36
Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher pictured before a Premier League match in January 2018
Darren Fletcher leading candidate for backroom role at Manchester United?
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher emerges as the rumoured leading candidate to take over as technical director at Old Trafford.
May 14, 23:18
Liverpool celebrate Divock Origi's winning goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on May 7, 2019.
Liverpool's Barcelona comeback is 'best ever' European night at Anfield - Fowler
Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand also lavished praise on Liverpool's performance.
May 7, 23:07
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand 'has doubts over Manchester United role'
A report claims that Rio Ferdinand is delaying a decision on whether to become technical director of Manchester United as it would mean relocating his family.
May 6, 14:05

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

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