Rio Ferdinand

Born: November 7, 1978 (age 39)

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 1,309 articles about Rio Ferdinand. Articles 1 to 40:
England's Dele Alli with manager Gareth Southgate after the match against Nigeria on June 2, 2018
Gareth Southgate: 'Club rivalries no longer a problem for England'
Gareth Southgate is not worried about club rivalries coming to the fore when England set off for the World Cup next week.
Jun 10, 16:45
England and Manchester City defender John Stones warms up before an international friendly with Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Rio Ferdinand: 'John Stones can be world class'
Former Manchester United and England centre-back Rio Ferdinand says that Manchester City's John Stones "has the potential to become world class".
Jun 8, 14:59
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the friendly game between England and Costa Rica on June 7, 2018
Rio Ferdinand backs Marcus Rashford to impress at World Cup
Rio Ferdinand tips Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford to enjoy "a breakthrough tournament" for England at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 8, 14:28
Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United during the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Rio Ferdinand: 'Paul Pogba wants to be like Zinedine Zidane'
Rio Ferdinand says that France midfielder Paul Pogba wants to prove his doubters wrong and make an impact at this summer's World Cup.
Jun 5, 12:58
Michael Dawson in action for Nottingham Forest on December 28, 2004
Michael Dawson: 'I looked up to Derby County boss Frank Lampard'
Nottingham Forest defender Michael Dawson hails former England teammate and new Derby County boss Frank Lampard for his illustrious playing career and first management job.
Jun 2, 18:16
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018
Rio Ferdinand urges Gareth Bale to join Manchester United
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand urges Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid and become the "main man" under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
May 28, 19:20
Rio Ferdinand pictured in August 2016
Rio Ferdinand refused professional boxing licence
The British Boxing Board of Control rejects Rio Ferdinand's application to become a professional boxer.
May 3, 18:54
Rob Holding in action during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Nemanja Vidic: 'Arsenal defenders do not communicate'
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic doubts that Arsenal will challenge for the title next season unless they shift their mindset and focus on defending.
Apr 15, 21:14
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand urges the Red Devils to move for Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale in this summer's transfer window.
Apr 12, 10:17
Mohamed Salah refuses to celebrate scoring against his old side during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Rio Ferdinand: 'Mohamed Salah not yet near Cristiano Ronaldo level'
Rio Ferdinand insists that Mohamed Salah needs another "15 seasons" like his Liverpool debut campaign to be compared to Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
Apr 11, 21:00
Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United prepares to take a corner during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town on February 3, 2018
Rio Ferdinand: Alexis Sanchez "a shadow of his former self"
Rio Ferdinand believes that Alexis Sanchez looks like "a shadow of his former self" at Manchester United since joining from Arsenal.
Mar 13, 22:40
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur argues with a decision from the referee in the Champions League game against Juventus on March 7, 2018
Rio Ferdinand: 'Champions League another hurdle Tottenham have failed to get over'
Rio Ferdinand claims that Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League exit adds to the 'hurdles' that the club have failed to clear in recent seasons.
Mar 7, 22:04
Jurgen Klopp is a happy man during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on February 11, 2017
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand: 'Liverpool could win Champions League'
Rio Ferdinand claims that Liverpool have the potential to win the Champions League this season following their comfortable last-16 triumph.
Mar 7, 12:30
A frustrated Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Rio Ferdinand: 'Alexandre Lacazette must push for Arsenal role'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette must push for his role in the Gunners team.
Feb 11, 16:32
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City on September 16, 2017
Rio Ferdinand: 'Harry Kane superior to Romelu Lukaku'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane showed Romelu Lukaku who "the best striker in the league" is at Wembley.
Feb 1, 11:12
Gabriel Jesus is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City on November 18, 2017
Are Manchester City the greatest Premier League team of all time?
Sports Mole analyses whether the current Manchester City side are the best team the Premier League has ever seen.
Jan 13, 22:33
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Jose Mourinho reminds Jurgen Klopp of Paul Pogba comments
Jose Mourinho accuses Jurgen Klopp of hypocrisy following the announcement that defender Virgil van Dijk is to join Liverpool in a record-breaking deal next week.
Dec 29, 16:11
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Jamie Carragher: 'Virgil van Dijk has to win trophies at Liverpool'
Jamie Carragher believes that Virgil van Dijk must do for Liverpool what Rio Ferdinand did at Manchester United in terms of silverware and longevity.
Dec 27, 20:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rio Ferdinand criticises 'unprofessional' Manchester United following Basel loss
Rio Ferdinand criticises Manchester United's "professionalism" following the team's shock defeat to Basel in the Champions League.
Nov 22, 22:20
Ethan Ampadu in action during the EFL Cup game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on September 20, 2017
Chris Coleman: 'Ethan Ampadu could be next Rio Ferdinand'
Wales boss Chris Coleman says that Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu could ultimately follow Rio Ferdinand's path of developing into a world-class centre-back.
Nov 11, 16:53
Harry Kane goes down injured during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Rio Ferdinand: 'Tottenham Hotspur have no chance without Harry Kane'
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand claims that Tottenham Hotspur can forget about challenging for the Premier League title if they lose Harry Kane to injury.
Oct 26, 17:46
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Rio Ferdinand challenges Marcus Rashford to reach same level as Kylian Mbappe
Rio Ferdinand thinks that Manchester United star Marcus Rashford could become as big a name as Kylian Mbappe in the near future.
Oct 11, 12:30
Generic image of a locker room
Cesc Fabregas: 'I threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson'
Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas confesses to being the man who threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson during his side's defeat at Manchester United in October 2004.
Oct 4, 20:26
Everton defender Michael Keane in action during his side's Europa League qualifier with Hajduk Split
Everton's Michael Keane 'liked' tweet mocking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
Everton defender Michael Keane reportedly 'likes' a tweet mocking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance for Liverpool.
Sep 20, 09:52
New boxing generic
Gary Neville mocks Rio Ferdinand over career move into boxing
Gary Neville pokes fun at Rio Ferdinand after the Manchester United legend announces plans to become a professional boxer.
Sep 19, 11:52
Rio Ferdinand announces his new career as a boxer on September 19, 2017
Rio Ferdinand 'not taking boxing challenge lightly' after confirming career change
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand confirms that he is embarking on a career in boxing.
Sep 19, 09:23
New boxing generic
Curtis Woodhouse gives support to Rio Ferdinand ahead of boxing career
Curtis Woodhouse wishes Rio Ferdinand the "very best" following news that the Manchester United legend plans to take up professional boxing.
Sep 18, 21:51
New boxing generic
Report: Rio Ferdinand to announce new career in professional boxing
Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand is reportedly due to announce that he is taking up professional boxing.
Sep 18, 20:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Ferguson 'shocked Manchester United sold Jonny Evans'
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was surprised to see Jonny Evans join West Bromwich Albion in 2015, according to Michael O'Neill.
Jun 23, 13:23
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Rio Ferdinand hopes to see Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand is hopeful that former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will swap Real Madrid for Manchester United, but is unsure whether anything will come of the speculation.
Jun 20, 17:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'France peppering England'
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says that France have 'peppered' the Three Lions during Tuesday's friendly in Paris.
Jun 13, 21:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Gold: 'Youth players unlikely to break into West Ham United first team'
West Ham United co-chairman David Gold admits that the club's youth players are unlikely to break into the first team in the coming season.
May 21, 13:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
World of football pays tribute to Ugo Ehiogu
Leading figures from the world of football pay tribute to former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who died on Friday aged 44.
Apr 21, 10:02
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Slaven Bilic heaps praise on John Terry ahead of Chelsea exit
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic praises the attributes of defender John Terry after the Blues skipper announced that he was leaving Chelsea.
Apr 19, 11:25
Romelu Lukaku gets fantasy points galore, especially as captain, after scoring the opening goal in his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rio Ferdinand urges Romelu Lukaku to leave Everton
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he understands Romelu Lukaku's desire to leave Everton in search of silverware.
Mar 21, 21:58
John Stones in action for Manchester City on September 10, 2016
David Moyes: 'John Stones will become a top defender'
David Moyes believes that Manchester City defender John Stones will 'develop his defensive instincts with time' and go on to emulate Rio Ferdinand at the back.
Mar 4, 12:05
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Manchester United announce plans for Michael Carrick testimonial
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is among the names confirmed to take part in Michael Carrick's Old Trafford testimonial later this year.
Mar 2, 14:35
John Stones in action for Manchester City on September 10, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'Pep Guardiola right manager for John Stones'
Rio Ferdinand 'admires' the coaching style of Pep Guardiola when it comes to John Stones, but believes the defender needs a player like Vincent Kompany alongside him.
Feb 19, 16:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'Arsenal happy with top four'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Arsenal are 'happy' with a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Feb 12, 12:14
Generic image of a locker room
Rio Ferdinand: 'I have not yet grieved properly following my wife's death'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits in a BBC documentary that he has not yet "properly" grieved for his wife following her death in 2015.
Feb 7, 12:29

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