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Rio Ferdinand

Born: November 7, 1978 (age 42)

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
Sports Mole has 1,488 articles about Rio Ferdinand. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea's Thiago Silva in action with Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in the Champions League final on May 29, 2021
Saturday's sporting social: Liam Gallagher enjoying the Champions League final
Rio Ferdinand and Pablo Zabaleta were also in Portugal.
May 29, 20:58
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Police make arrest after racist gesture towards Rio Ferdinand
The incident happened during Wolves' Premier League match against Manchester United.
May 23, 19:43
Gary Neville pictured in January 2020
Former players call for independent regulator in English football
The European Super League breakaway attempt raised major concerns.
May 17, 11:43
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand expects more protests after Old Trafford scenes
His old club Manchester United's match against Liverpool was postponed on Sunday after a peaceful planned demonstration escalated into violence.
May 4, 18:50
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Champions League on March 10, 2021
Rio Ferdinand tips Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory
Former Manchester United defender and Champions League winner Rio Ferdinand predicts that Paris Saint-Germain will win this year's competition.
Apr 27, 13:41
Dominic Calvert-Lewin carries the match ball after scoring a hat-trick against West Ham United in the EFL Cup on September 30, 2020
Rio Ferdinand talks up Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Manchester United move
Rio Ferdinand believes that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a "fantastic" signing for Manchester United, as an alternative for Harry Kane and Erling Braut Haaland.
Apr 13, 13:11
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho on April 4, 2021
Rio Ferdinand questions Jose Mourinho comments blaming Spurs players for form
Rio Ferdinand believes that comments made by Jose Mourinho following Tottenham Hotspur's draw with Newcastle could create issues between the players and manager.
Apr 6, 19:13
Harry Kane in action for Spurs on March 14, 2021
Real Madrid 'ready to move for Harry Kane this summer'
Real Madrid identify Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane as a primary transfer target, according to a report.
Mar 24, 12:12
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Cadiz in La Liga on February 21, 2020
Lionel Messi's greatest ever games for Barcelona
Sports Mole counts down Lionel Messi's 20 greatest individual performances following his record-breaking 768th appearance for Barcelona.
Mar 22, 18:00
Harry Maguire in action for Manchester United on March 11, 2021
Rio Ferdinand concerned by Harry Maguire's lack of pace
Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand is 'concerned' by Harry Maguire's lack of pace.
Mar 17, 13:00
Harry Kane in action for Spurs on March 14, 2021
Rio Ferdinand expects Manchester City to target Erling Braut Haaland over Harry Kane
Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand claims that Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane might have missed his chance to join Manchester City.
Mar 17, 12:51
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Monday's sporting social: Celebrating International Women's Day
Rio Ferdinand was glad to see the back of home schooling.
Mar 8, 18:30
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pictured on January 10, 2021
Pep Guardiola reveals tactical tweak after West Bromwich Albion draw
Manchester City have won 21 straight games since their draw against the Baggies.
Mar 4, 14:07
Erling Braut Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund on February 27, 2021
Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand calls on the Red Devils to sign either Erling Braut Haaland or Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window.
Mar 2, 13:01
Chelsea's Timo Werner looks dejected after missing a penalty on January 24, 2021
Rio Ferdinand 'frustrated' by Timo Werner
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he is 'frustrated' by Chelsea attacker Timo Werner.
Feb 24, 23:48
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand with former Chelsea player Frank Lampard before the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Rio Ferdinand set for Strictly Come Dancing?
Gabby Logan reveals that she has been attempting to convince Rio Ferdinand to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing.
Feb 11, 23:18
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand accuses Man United of choking in title bid
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims that the Red Devils have "choked" in the Premier League title race after their draw with Everton.
Feb 9, 12:56
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand slams "powder puff" Arsenal
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand blasts Arsenal's "powder puff" performance in their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
Feb 7, 19:02
Nemanja Vidic in Manchester United colours
On This Day in 2016: Nemanja Vidic announces retirement
The central defender won five Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford.
Jan 29, 08:33
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford pictured in October 2020
Rio Ferdinand slams Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were "invisible" in Wednesday's defeat to Sheffield United.
Jan 27, 23:20
Manchester United's Paul Pogba takes the knee on December 17, 2020
Paul Pogba: 'I am enjoying myself at Manchester United'
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba insists that he is happy at Old Trafford and is determined to help the club win silverware.
Jan 27, 18:06
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti pictured on January 9, 2021
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Everton are not title contenders'
The Toffees are sixth but have games in hand.
Jan 23, 10:05
Manchester United's Donny van de Beek pictured on December 12, 2020
Rio Ferdinand: 'Donny van de Beek expected to be playing games at Man United'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits that Donny van de Beek's bit-part role at Old Trafford this season has surprised him.
Jan 10, 23:20
Karen Carney pictured on June 14, 2019
Karen Carney deletes Twitter account following online abuse
The former England international received a barrage of abusive messages after having her comments mocked by the official Leeds account.
Jan 1, 19:11
General view of Leeds United's Elland Road taken May 2016
Leeds United "completely condemn" online abuse towards Karen Carney
The former England international's comments were retweeted by Leeds, prompting an angry response from some fans.
Dec 30, 16:09
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani, pictured on February 10, 2018
Andrea Radrizzani defends Leeds United response to Karen Carney comment
The 144-times capped England international said the Yorkshire club owed their promotion to the coronavirus break in March.
Dec 30, 08:27
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood pictured in October 2020
Rio Ferdinand compares Mason Greenwood to Ruud van Nistelrooy
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand likens Mason Greenwood to ex-Red Devils striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Nov 25, 12:57
Rio Ferdinand pictured with then-Leeds chairman Peter Risdale in November 2000
On This Day in 2000 - Rio Ferdinand becomes world's most expensive defender
The centre-half was aged 22 when he made the move to Elland Road.
Nov 21, 08:56
England's Jack Grealish in action against Wales in an international friendly on October 8, 2020
Monday's sporting social: England footballers reflect on debuts
Rio Ferdinand paid tribute to Ray Clemence.
Nov 16, 19:02
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
Knighthood calls grow for 'Britain's greatest ever sportsman' Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton delivered the drive of drives to wrap up his sixth title in seven years.
Nov 16, 08:51
Forlorn Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on October 5, 2019
Rio Ferdinand denies Manchester United contact with Mauricio Pochettino
Club legend Rio Ferdinand dismisses suggestions that Manchester United have already made contact with Mauricio Pochettino.
Nov 10, 09:33
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Thursday's sporting social: Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand react to Manchester United display
Former Old Trafford stars Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand were not impressed.
Nov 5, 18:42
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy pictured on October 20, 2020
Rio Ferdinand hails "great specimen" Edouard Mendy after latest Chelsea shutout
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy "makes important saves at important times", according to Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand.
Nov 5, 09:58
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire pictured on October 17, 2020
Rio Ferdinand questions Harry Maguire's Manchester United captaincy
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand calls on current skipper Harry Maguire to "get a hold of" his teammates following their defeat to Arsenal.
Nov 3, 14:05
RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano pictured on August 13, 2020
Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to sign Dayot Upamecano
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes urges the Red Devils to move for RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.
Oct 28, 23:49
Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand pictured in April 2019
Rio Ferdinand says Harry Maguire could benefit from spell on sidelines
The 27-year-old's miserable season for club and country continued on Wednesday night.
Oct 15, 23:00
Patrice Evra pictured for Manchester United in 2013
Patrice Evra "sad and upset" at Man Utd chiefs for "blowing away legacy" of club
Chief transfer negotiator Matthew Judge and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward were in Patrice Evra's firing line during a 20-minute monologue on Instagram.
Sep 21, 18:23
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson pictured in June 2020
Memorable encounters between England and Denmark ahead of Nations League clash
Daniel Sturridge settled the most recent contest between the two teams.
Sep 7, 15:16
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno celebrates scoring in June 2020
Leeds United confirm club-record Rodrigo Moreno signing
Leeds United confirm the club-record signing of striker Rodrigo Moreno on a four-year deal from Valencia.
Aug 29, 09:06
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara pictured in August 2019
Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Thiago Alcantara, Lionel Messi, Boubakary Soumare
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Aug 26, 07:57

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