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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 1,453 articles about Rio Ferdinand. Articles 1 to 40:
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on August 1, 2020
Sunday's sporting social: Wayne Rooney soaks up sun and Arsenal celebrate success
The Gunners' players were celebrating their FA Cup celebrations well into Sunday.
19:28
Alex Scott pictured in October 2018
Alex Scott: 'I turned to alcohol to hide my emotions'
The 35-year-old was the victim of online trolls when she retired.
Jul 31, 09:01
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring against Manchester City on July 18, 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compared to Arsenal icon Thierry Henry by Rio Ferdinand
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'reminds him of Thierry Henry' after his double for Arsenal against Manchester City.
Jul 19, 09:37
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in May 2020
Sunday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Kai Havertz, Leroy Sane, Philippe Coutinho
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Sunday, July 5.
Jul 5, 12:51
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in May 2020
Man Utd transfer news: Havertz boost, Mata exit, Bennacer interested in move
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Sunday, July 5.
Jul 5, 10:48
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in February 2020
Sunday's Transfer Talk Update: Kai Havertz, Eric Garcia, Juan Mata
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jul 5, 07:57
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand claims Manchester United still need three new starters
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that the Red Devils need three more starters before they can compete for the Premier League title.
Jul 4, 23:46
Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram takes a knee after scoring on May 31, 2020
Football must no longer ignore the problem of racism, both on and off the pitch
Sports Mole takes a look at how football must change to tackle racism, both on and off the field.
Jun 3, 14:31
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Manchester United fans should not get excited about Saul Niguez "new club" promise
Sports Mole looks at why Manchester United fans should not get too excited by Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez's promise to announce a "new club".
Jun 2, 11:41
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Rio Ferdinand urges Man Utd to sign Jadon Sancho, Kalidou Koulibaly, Saul Niguez
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand urges the club to spend big on signing Jadon Sancho, Kalidou Koulibaly and Saul Niguez this summer.
May 26, 17:21
Ryan Giggs and Manchester United lift the 2007-08 Premier League title on May 11, 2008
Manchester United's 10 greatest ever teams
Sports Mole picks out the 10 greatest teams in the history of Manchester United.
May 21, 15:00
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Coronavirus latest: Tuesday's goodwill stories from the world of sport
Former England internationals Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen also looked back at fond memories during their playing careers.
May 12, 22:56
Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Newcastle United on September 14, 2019
Vincent Kompany hails Virgil van Dijk as Premier League's greatest centre-back
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is hailed as the Premier League's greatest ever centre-back by Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany.
May 10, 19:07
DavidMoyes pictured as Man Utd boss in October 2013
A look back at David Moyes's ill-fated Manchester United reign
Seven years to the day since David Moyes was announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United, Sports Mole looks back as his ill-fated 10-month reign.
May 9, 08:00
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Harry Maguire names Rio Ferdinand as dream defensive partner
Harry Maguire reveals that he "looked up to" Rio Ferdinand as a youngster and selects the former Manchester United centre-back as his dream defensive teammate.
May 8, 17:15
Peter Schmeichel pictured in 1999
Sir Alex Ferguson's 10 greatest signings as Manchester United boss
Sports Mole picks out Sir Alex Ferguson's 10 greatest signings from his time as Manchester United boss.
May 8, 10:50
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Premier League cannot please everyone'
The season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 8, 08:33
General view of Manchester United's Old Trafford taken August 2018
Manchester United 'end search for new director of football'
Manchester United reportedly end their search for a new director of football as they are confident in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's ability to attract big names to Old Trafford.
May 4, 19:54
Gary Neville pictured on October 20, 2017
Gary Neville believes economics is driving football's early return
The UK lockdown will extend until May 7 at least.
Apr 29, 12:11
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Football must respect Government decision on restart date'
The UK lockdown will extend until May 7 at least.
Apr 29, 12:03
Atletico Madrid's Hector Herrera in action with Real Valladolid's Mohammed Salisu in La Liga on October 6, 2019
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Mohammed Salisu, Scott McTominay, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 28, 07:57
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand defends Paul Pogba over Graeme Souness criticism
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Paul Pogba did not intentionally mean to disrespect Graeme Souness by claiming that he did not know who he was.
Apr 27, 17:01
Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United on September 25, 2019
Rio Ferdinand urges Paul Pogba to speak on Manchester United future
Club legend Rio Ferdinand says that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba should release a statement on his future.
Apr 27, 13:49
Derby County's Wayne Rooney pictured on March 5, 2020
Wayne Rooney remembers infamous Rio Ferdinand tweet on nine-year anniversary
"9 years ago today. Time flies..."
Apr 23, 17:32
Cristiano Ronaldo pictured for Manchester United in 2009
Manchester United's greatest ever players by number
Sports Mole takes an alternative look at Manchester United's greatest ever players, listing them by shirt number from Cristiano Ronaldo to Giuseppe Rossi.
Apr 20, 16:24
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal on December 7, 2019
Gary Neville: 'Harry Kane would be perfect for Manchester United'
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would be a "perfect" signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Apr 15, 14:59
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic pictured in December 2019
Nemanja Matic calls for Manchester United pundits to be more supportive
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic calls on the club's former players-turned-pundits to be more supportive when passing judgement on youngsters.
Apr 14, 16:20
Barcelona's Lionel Messi shakes hands with Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand after winning the Champions League final
Rio Ferdinand: 'Lionel Messi made me feel embarrassed'
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand names Barcelona's Lionel Messi as the best player he has ever faced, admitting that the Argentine left him feeling "embarrassed".
Apr 14, 10:51
Glenn Hoddle pictured in May 2017
Coronavirus latest: How sports stars passed the time on Saturday, April 11
Former Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle is doing his bit to help the NHS, alongside his former club.
Apr 11, 17:47
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot on January 26, 2020
Thursday's Transfer Talk Update: Eduardo Camavinga, Manuel Neuer, Mauro Icardi
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 9, 07:57
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'I was close to Barcelona move'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand reveals that he was close to signing for Barcelona in 2008.
Apr 8, 23:29
Bukayo Saka in action for Arsenal on September 19, 2019
Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to build team around three youngsters
Rio Ferdinand tells Arsenal to build their team around youngsters Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock, while adding more stability around them.
Apr 5, 21:36
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their second goal on November 7, 2019
Rio Ferdinand: 'Anthony Martial has to fight for Manchester United future'
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand challenges Anthony Martial to fight for his future at the club amid speculation linking them with a new striker.
Apr 5, 21:01
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their third goal with teammate Jadon Sancho on November 14, 2019
Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign £230m duo Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand urges the club to spend more than £230m on bringing England duo Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford this summer.
Apr 5, 16:07
Achraf Hakimi celebrates scoring for Dortmund on October 2, 2019
Sunday's Transfer Talk Update: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 5, 07:57
Harry Maguire in action on February 17, 2020
Harry Maguire reveals Rio Ferdinand inspiration
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire reveals that club legend Rio Ferdinand was his inspiration as a defender while growing up.
Apr 4, 22:15
Luka Jovic in action for Real Madrid on September 25, 2019
Rio Ferdinand questions Arsenal interest in Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand questions why Arsenal would be interested in Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, insisting that they need a centre-back instead.
Apr 4, 22:05
Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United on January 11, 2020
Marcus Rashford names all-time Manchester United six-a-side team
Marcus Rashford names his all-time Manchester United six-a-side team, opting to leave himself out of the lineup.
Apr 3, 10:33
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring with Mason Greenwood on December 18, 2019
Marcus Rashford: 'Mason Greenwood has got it all'
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford urges Mason Greenwood to ignore his critics and continue working hard in order to become a world-class forward.
Apr 2, 10:35
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Manchester United 'only willing to pay £70m for Saul Niguez'
Manchester United are only willing to pay £70m for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to a report.
Apr 2, 09:25

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