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Rio Ferdinand
Personal information
Full name Rio Gavin Ferdinand
Date of birth 7 November 1978 (1978-11-07) (age 29)
Place of birth    Peckham, London, United Kingdom
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3+12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 5
Youth clubs
1990–1993
1993–1995
QPR
West Ham United
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1995–2000
1996
2000–2002
2002–
West Ham United
Bournemouth (loan)
Leeds United
Manchester United
127 (2)
010 (0)
054 (2)
177 (6)   
National team2

1997–
England U21
England
005 (0)
066 (2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13:03, 23 March 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19:21, 26 March 2008 (UTC).
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Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian,and Anglo-Irish descent. He plays at centre-back for Manchester United in the Premier League and at the international level for the England national football team. He has achieved 65 caps for the English national team, while been selected for three FIFA World Cup squads. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... , Peckham is an area of London, England, in the London Borough of Southwark, located 3. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For other uses, see Saint Lucia (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... In the sport of Association football, each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA...


He began his career with West Ham United and was then transferred to Leeds United, 20 months before he joined Manchester United. West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ...

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Early life

Whilst growing up in the rough Peckham, Rio found life hard. His father, Julian Ferdinand emigrated from St. Lucia. His mother, Janice Lavender, is Anglo-Irish. His parents never married, and they broke up when he was young. He has several brothers and sisters, a brother and sister from his mother's remarriage. Anton Ferdinand, the West Ham defender, is his brother, while his cousin is former England striker, Les Ferdinand This article is about the country in the Caribbean; for the Catholic saint, see Saint Lucy Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Anglo-Irish was a term used historically to describe a ruling class inhabitants of Ireland who were the descendants and successors of the Protestant Ascendancy[1], mostly belonging to the Anglican Church of Ireland or to a lesser extent one of the English dissenting churches, such as the Methodist church. ... Anton Julian Ferdinand (born February 18, 1985 in Peckham, London) is an English football player, currently playing for West Ham United. ... Leslie Les Ferdinand MBE (born December 18, 1966 in Paddington, London) is a former English footballer. ...


West Ham

After initially being scouted at QPR, Ferdinand signed as a schoolboy for West Ham United in 1992 while a student at Blackheath Bluecoat school and became a professional player under their youth system. He made his first team debut on 5 May 1996 as a substitute in 1-1 home draw against Sheffield Wednesday. In the 97-98 season, Ferdinand won the Hammer of the Year award at the young age of just 20. Queens Park Rangers are an English football team, from Shepherds Bush, London. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Blackheath is a suburb of London, divided between the London Borough of Lewisham and the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Youth system is a football (soccer) terminology used to refer to a particular teams youth investment program, which develops and nurtures young (often local) talent, with the vision of using them in the first team if they show enough promise. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... SWFC redirects here. ...


Leeds United

Ferdinand joined FA Premier League football club Leeds United in November 2000 for £18 million, then a British transfer record, as well as becoming the world's most expensive defender. In August 2001, he became the captain of Leeds. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... GBP redirects here. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ...


Manchester United

On 22 July 2002, Ferdinand joined another Premier League club, Manchester United, on a five year deal to become the most expensive British footballer in history, the world's most expensive defender again (a title he had lost in 2001 to Lilian Thuram). The fee included a basic element in the high twenty millions, and some conditional elements, which allowed Leeds to tell their fans that they were selling him for over thirty million. Leeds later took a single payment in place of all the contingent elements when they were desperate for cash during their financial crisis. The final book value of Ferdinand's contract in Manchester United's accounts was £33 million.[1] This included agents' fees, with Leeds receiving £30.72 million. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France) is a French professional football defender, the most capped player in the history of the France national team. ...


Ferdinand went on to win the Premier League championship with Manchester United in his first season. He has also collected a winner's medal in the League Cup (2006) and runners-up medals in the League Cup (2003) and the FA Cup (2005). The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ...

Ferdinand in Manchester United shirt.
Ferdinand in Manchester United shirt.

Before 14 December 2005, he had never scored a goal for United, despite Ferdinand coming up for nearly every corner kick and attacking free-kick. It was only against Wigan Athletic, where he finally scored, en-route to a 4-0 victory over their opponents. He followed this up with a powerfully headed goal against West Bromwich Albion. He then scored a last minute winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford, possibly his most important Manchester United goal to date. In the corresponding fixture in the following season on 22 October 2006, Rio scored again in a 2-0 victory. Ferdinand and his brother held an informal competition on how many goals they could score during the 2005-06 season (neither being prolific goal scorers), which Rio won 3-2. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3888 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3888 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 1878. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton) is an all-seater football stadium in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and is the home of Manchester United F.C.. The ground has been Uniteds permanent home since 1910, bar an eight year absence... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of teams in the 2005-06 season The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League saw Chelsea win their second successive title by defeating Manchester United on 29 April. ...


Following impressive and consistent performances in the league, Rio Ferdinand was named in the 2006/07 PFA Premiership Team of the Season alongside seven of his fellow Manchester United teammates.[2] The new Wembley Stadium was completed in time for the 2006-07 seasons FA Cup Final. ... At the end of every English football season the members of the PFA, the players union, vote on which of its members has played the best football in the previous year. ...


Ferdinand started the 07-08 season well, he was part of a United defence that managed to keep 6 clean sheets in a row in the Premier League, before conceding an early goal to Aston Villa at Villa Park on 20 October 2007. It was also during this game where Ferdinand scored his first goal of the season, which was United's 3rd goal of that game, with a left foot strike which took a deflection off one of the Villa defenders. Just 3 days later, Ferdinand scored his first European goal for United by opening the scoring against Dynamo Kyiv, with a superb header. United dominated the game and won 4-2. Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. ... For other uses, see Villa Park (disambiguation). ... FC Dynamo Kyiv (Ukrainian: ФК Динамо Київ, formerly Dinamo Kiev) is the main professional football club in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. ...


On 12 January 2008 Ferdinand bagged a rare Premier League goal in a 6-0 hammering of Newcastle United at Old Trafford is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Australian soccer club see Newcastle United (Australia). ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton) is an all-seater football stadium in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and is the home of Manchester United F.C.. The ground has been Uniteds permanent home since 1910, bar an eight year absence...


In their FA Cup quarter-final match against Portsmouth FC on 8 March 2008, Ferdinand made a rare appearance as a goalkeeper, after Edwin van der Sar left the pitch with a groin injury and the replacement keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak, was sent off with a red card. He was unable to save the penalty awarded against Tomasz Kuszczak however and Manchester United were eliminated from the FA Cup. [1]. Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Edwin van der Sar (born 29 October 1970 in Voorhout) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Tomasz Kuszczak (pron. ... Tomasz Kuszczak (pron. ...


International career

Ferdinand earned his full England cap as a substitute in a friendly against Cameroon on 15 November 1997 making him the youngest defender to play for England at 19 years and 8 Days old, a record broken in 2006 by Micah Richards. At the age of 20, he was selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad as a back-up defender, but was exluded from the final squad by manager Glenn Hoddle after being charged with drunk-driving. Ferdinand learnt from his mistake and was selected as a first choice player at the 2002 and 2006 tournaments. Ferdinand has played ten World Cup matches for England, the team in these games have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just four goals whilst he was on the pitch (he was substituted before Henrik Larsson scored for Sweden in the 2006 World Cup). On 25th March 2008, Rio was named captain of England for the friendly against France on 26th March 2008. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Micah Lincoln Richards (born June 24, 1988 in Birmingham) is an English footballer, currently playing for Manchester City in the Premiership. ... 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... Glenn Hoddle (born October 27, 1957 in Hayes, London) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England. ... 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... This article is about the Swedish footballer. ...



The Duran Duran song "Rio" has been used in football chants both for and against Ferdinand; in fact in 2002, fan Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran's lead singer) promised to re-record one of the football chants if the team won. (They did not.) Duran Duran are an award-winning English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Rio is a hit single from the album Rio by Duran Duran, and one of their most recognizable songs and music videos. ... Football crowds chant Football chants. ... Simon John Charles Le Bon (born October 27, 1958) is the lead singer and lyricist of the pop/rock band Duran Duran. ...


Ferdinand has scored two goals for England, the first in the 2002 World Cup 2nd Round match against Denmark. However, some statisticians dispute this, suggesting it was actually an own goal by Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen. The other was a nearpost strike from the Manchester United defender, beating the Russian goalkeeper in the 2008 European Championship Qualifying match against Russia on 12th September 2007 at the Wembley stadium. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... This article lists goals in FIFA World Cups where there has been some dispute in the scorer of the goal. ... An own goal occurs in football (soccer) and other goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Thomas Løvendahl Sørensen (born June 12, 1976 in Fredericia, Denmark) is a Danish professional football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the English Premiership. ... Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev (Russian: ) (born 4 March 1979 in Saint Petersburg, then Leningrad) is a Russian international football goalkeeper. ... This page describes the qualifying procedure for the UEFA Euro 2008. ... (Redirected from 12th September) September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ...


On the 25th March 2008 it was announced that Rio would wear the captain's armband for Fabio Capello's second game in charge of the national team. Ahead of John Terry, Steven Gerrard or David Beckham, who some believed would be named captain to mark his 100th cap for his country. An FA statement suggested that the decision to name Ferdinand as captain was part of Capello's plans of rotating the captaincy before naming an official captain for September's World Cup qualifiers. (Redirected from 25th March) March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Fabio Capello (born June 18, 1946 in San Canzian dIsonzo, Gorizia) is an Italian football manager and former professional player who most recently coached Real Madrid. ... For other persons named John Terry, see John Terry (disambiguation). ... Steven George Gerrard MBE (IPA: []) (born 30 May 1980, Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Fa or FA may refer to: Federal Association, Federal Savings Bank Financial Adviser The Football Association, England First ascent, climbing Free agency Fallen Angels, a clan spanning many role-playing games In solfege, fa is the name of the fourth note of the scale Farm Aid Fame Academy Fiery Avenger... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... This article is about world cups in general. ...


TV presenter

Ferdinand celebrating a goal with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ferdinand celebrating a goal with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

In June 2006, on the day of the England national team's opening World Cup group match against Paraguay, Ferdinand made his debut appearance as a television presenter. Hosting 'Rio's World Cup Wind-Ups,' the England defender found himself in a Jeremy Beadle style role, playing tricks on his fellow England World Cup squad members including David Beckham. Several members of the squad were merked. A follow-up series was planned, entitled 'Rio's All-Star Wind-Ups', however this was cancelled following a number of filming disasters.[2] Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... Jeremy Beadle (born April 12, 1948) is an English television presenter, writer and producer, born in Hackney, London. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ...


It is also reported that Ferdinand is presently filming a documentary about the murder of schoolboy Damilola Taylor. Ferdinand grew up close to the estate where the 10-year-old was killed in 2000. The programme is the first in a series to be fronted by Ferdinand to persuade youngsters away from a life of crime. [3] Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... School photo of Damilola Taylor Damilola Taylor (December 7, 1989 – November 27, 2000) was a Nigerian schoolboy who was murdered in the UK. // Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he travelled to the United Kingdom in August 2000 with his family to allow his sister to seek treatment for epilepsy. ...


Controversy

Missed drug test

In 2003 he failed to attend a drugs test, claiming he had forgotten because he was preoccupied with moving houses and instead went shopping. The FA Disciplinary Committee chaired by Barry Bright imposed an eight month ban from January 2004 at club and international level and a £50,000 fine, meaning he would miss the rest of the league season and some of the next along with all of Euro 2004 [4]. Manchester United appealed against the verdict and sought to draw parallels to the case of Manchester City player Christian Negouai, who was fined £2,000 for missing a test. However, FIFA president Sepp Blatter stated that such comparisons are inappropriate due to differences between the two cases. Negouai had been stuck in traffic and was willing to take the test, while Ferdinand was charged with "failure or refusal" to attend the test.[5] Both the FA and FIFA sought to have the ban increased to 12 months (half the possible maximum). In the end, the original verdict was upheld.[6] The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... Joseph Blatter (center), Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (right) and Ricardo Teixeira (seated) in Brasília, September 28, 2006. ...


John Terry replaced Ferdinand in the England side until his return on 9 October 2004 in their World Cup qualifier against Wales. For other persons named John Terry, see John Terry (disambiguation). ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team...


Driving offences

Ferdinand has committed a string of driving offences and has been banned from driving on four separate occasions. In one instance he was caught driving at 105mph. Most famously he was convicted of drunk driving in 1997, forcing England manager Glenn Hoddle to drop him from a World Cup qualifier that would have been his international debut.[7] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Glenn Hoddle (born October 27, 1957 in Hayes, London) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England. ...


Alleged homophobia

In October 2006, Ferdinand caused controversy by calling BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles a 'faggot' live on air, just days after team-mate Paul Scholes was also in trouble for an alleged homophobic remark about him being gay with a funny hair do. Moyles jokingly asked Ferdinand: "If you had to, who would you rather go out with - Smudger or Scholesy?" referring to Alan Smith and Paul Scholes. Ferdinand replied: "That is not my bag that, that is not my game, talking about going out with geezers" and when Moyles suggested he would always prefer Smith, Ferdinand declared: "You’re a faggot." He quickly apologised for what he had said, stating "I'm not homophobic". BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Christopher Moyles (born February 22, 1974[2]) is an English broadcaster. ... Look up faggot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Paul Aaron Scholes (born November 16, 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. ... For other persons named Alan Smith, see Alan Smith (disambiguation). ... Paul Aaron Scholes (born November 16, 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. ...


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Personal

In 2006 in Manchester, Ferdinand's girlfriend Rebecca Ellison gave birth to their son Lorenz.[9] In Las Vegas, Rio Ferdinand proposed to Ellison in July 2007.


On March 15th 2008, it was reported that Rio's half brother Jeremiah had been training with the United first team under the watchful eye of Alex Ferguson. [10]


On March 25th 2008 ,the new England coach Fabio capello handed over the captain's band to him to lead the country for a friendly match against france


Honours

For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... At the end of every English football season the members of the PFA, the players union, vote on which of its members has played the best football in the previous year. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ...

References

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See also

  • List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences

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Preceded by
Lucas Radebe
Leeds United Captain
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Dominic Matteo
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NAME Ferdinand, Rio Gavin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Ferdinand, Rio
SHORT DESCRIPTION footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 1978-11-7
PLACE OF BIRTH Peckham, London , England
DATE OF DEATH
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