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Rio Ferdinand Biography

Rio Gavin Ferdinand is an English footballer who plays at centre-back for Manchester United in the Premier League. Ferdinand began his football career playing for various youth teams, finally settling at West Ham United where he progressed through the youth ranks and made his professional Premier League debut in 1996. He became a fan favourite, winning the 'Hammer of the Year award' the following season. He earned his first senior international cap in a match against Cameroon in 1997, setting a record as the youngest defender to play for England at the time. He transferred to the club for a record-breaking fee of £18 million. He spent two seasons at the club, becoming the team captain in 2001. He joined Manchester United in July 2002 for around £30 million, breaking the transfer fee record once more. He won the Premier League, his first major club honour, in a successful first season at the club. He established himself in the Manchester United first team and received plaudits for his performances, featuring in the PFA Team of the Year four times in five years. More club success followed with another Premier League win in the 2006–07 season and a Premier League and UEFA Champions League double the following year. He has amassed 81 caps for England in total, and has been a member of three FIFA World Cup squads.  

Rio Ferdinand Latest News & Articles

Report: Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand to turn to boxing
Report: Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand to turn to boxing
He had retired from football in 2015.
Sportskeeda's list of 10 most expensive defenders of all time
Sportskeeda's list of 10 most expensive defenders of all time
Defenders, quite often, command large transfer fees and here are 10 most expensive of them.
Wayne Rooney's Manchester United timeline
Wayne Rooney's Manchester United timeline
A throwback to Rooney's most significant moments during his time with Manchester United.
The Manchester United team on Wayne Rooney's debut: Where are they now?
The Manchester United team on Wayne Rooney's debut: Where are they now?
Wayne Rooney made his debut for Manchester United on 28 Sep, 2004: Who all played with him then, and what are they up to now?
The five most valuable Premier League transfers adjusted for current prices
The five most valuable Premier League transfers adjusted for current prices
Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is only the seventh most valuable deal in Premier League history adjusted for current values.
5 players who were hit with long suspensions
5 players who were hit with long suspensions
Suspensions are a common part of football but these five bad boys spent ages sidelined - find out why here!
Ranking Manchester United's 10 most expensive signings
Ranking Manchester United's 10 most expensive signings
Who were Manchester United's best and worst big-money transfers?
5 hilarious stories involving footballers and FIFA
5 hilarious stories involving footballers and FIFA
Footballers love playing FIFA and sometimes their love for the game makes the headline
Rio Ferdinand names the one thing that sets Cristiano Ronaldo apart
Rio Ferdinand names the one thing that sets Cristiano Ronaldo apart
Rio Ferdinand gives an insight on what it takes to be Cristiano Ronaldo.
5 greatest UEFA Champions League semi-finals of the last decade
5 greatest UEFA Champions League semi-finals of the last decade
We take a look at the top 5 Champions League semi-finals with stunning first leg displays, superb second leg comebacks and great rivalries.
Rio Ferdinand names the two players responsible for Barcelona's Champions League exit
Rio Ferdinand names the two players responsible for Barcelona's Champions League exit
Rio Ferdinand picks out two players, and even the most passionate Barca fans have to agree.
10 weirdest injuries footballers have suffered
10 weirdest injuries footballers have suffered
Some of these injuries off the football pitch are pretty embarrassing!
5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
We take a look at five likely contenders for winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award in England.
Reports: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand drops hint at coming out of retirement
Reports: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand drops hint at coming out of retirement
Rio Ferdinand might come back from retirement to play in the ISL.
Costliest European XI of all time
Costliest European XI of all time
The costliest European XI boasts of some of the best names to have graced a football field.
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