Rio Ferdinand

Born: November 7, 1978 (age 37)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: London, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Centre-back
Rio Ferdinand in action for QPR on October 5, 2014
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 1,229 articles about Rio Ferdinand. Articles 1 to 40:
The eternally-outraged Louis van Gaal watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Aston Villa on April 16, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'Winning FA Cup could save Louis van Gaal's job'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that FA Cup success and a top-four finish could be enough for Louis van Gaal to keep his job at the club.
22:39
John Stones appeals a decision during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on March 19, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'John Stones is a fantastic talent'
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand admits that John Stones must learn from his mistakes, but backs the Everton man to become a top-class player.
22:23
Fernando Torres sees red during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: 'Fernando Torres let his team down'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand blasts Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres following his red card against Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League clash.
Apr 5, 21:58
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015
Preview: Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League last-16 second leg between arch rivals Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Mar 16, 13:37
Marouane Fellaini in action for Man Utd against Liverpool on September 12, 2015
Man Utd's Marouane Fellaini: 'We did not respect Louis van Gaal's gameplan'
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini says that he and his teammates "didn't respect" Louis van Gaal's gameplan against Liverpool.
Mar 11, 17:52
Louis van Gaal points his wife's favourite finger at a journalist on February 17, 2016
Louis van Gaal ignores Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes criticism of Manchester United
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ignores criticism from Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes following his side's defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League.
Mar 11, 09:28
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Manchester United were not good enough'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that the club's current crop of players are "not good enough" following their 2-0 Europa League defeat to Liverpool.
Mar 10, 23:15
Gareth Bale and his top knot in action during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand calls on the Red Devils to sign Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale at the end of the season.
Mar 10, 13:51
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand open to Manchester United return
Player-turned-pundit Rio Ferdinand reveals that he is open to the possibility of returning to former club Manchester United as a staff member.
Mar 10, 13:13
Gerard Pique of Barcelona celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Elche FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on January 24, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Gerard Pique best defender in the world'
Barcelona's Gerard Pique is the best defender in world football, according to former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand.
Mar 10, 12:47
PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic does his best impression of a Picasso painting after scoring in the 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Jan 31, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'No talks with English clubs'
Despite reports to the contrary, Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that he is not in transfer negotiations with any Premier League clubs.
Mar 10, 09:20
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand urges English clubs: 'Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic'
English clubs should make a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer, according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Mar 9, 21:50
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Real Madrid must use counter-attack'
Rio Ferdinand claims that Real Madrid "have a chance" of winning the Champions League this season if they can make full use of their threat on the counter-attack.
Mar 8, 21:55
Steven Gerrard #8 of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes a shot on goal against Club America in the International Champions Cup 2015 at StubHub Center on July 11, 2015
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hints at retirement
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hints that he might retire from football at the end of the MLS season with Los Angeles Galaxy.
Feb 26, 18:56
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Manchester United's form 'hurts' Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reveals on Twitter that he is "hurting" following Manchester United's 2-1 defeat in the Europa League away at FC Midtjylland.
Feb 18, 22:56
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Real Madrid not a team'
Former Manchester United defender claims that Real Madrid will not be able to win the Champions League this season because they do not play as a team.
Feb 17, 22:00
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'We made fun of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United'
Rio Ferdinand reveals that he and his former Manchester United teammates used to make fun of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Feb 17, 15:45
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'England won't make it past quarter-finals at Euro 2016'
Former England centre-back Rio Ferdinand admits that he cannot see Roy Hodgson's side making it past the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 this summer.
Feb 11, 20:06
Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand celebrates the latter's winning goal for Manchester United against Swansea City in May 2013.
Rio Ferdinand hails retired former Manchester United teammate Nemanja Vidic
Rio Ferdinand hails his "favourite" centre-back partner Nemanja Vidic after the Serb announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.
Jan 29, 15:35
Manchester United's Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic announces retirement at 34
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic announces his retirement.
Jan 29, 12:02
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand hits out at Everton fans
Rio Ferdinand urges Everton fans to get off the backs of young players like John Stones and Ross Barkley.
Jan 24, 15:47
Andrei Kanchelskis of Manchester United celebrates his goal during the FA Cup semi-final replay against Oldham at Maine Road on 13 April, 1994
Ex-Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis hits out at Louis van Gaal
Andrei Kanchelskis says that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not understand English football.
Dec 24, 10:56
Marc Overmars of Arsenal celebrates a goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Leeds United at Highbury in London on January 10, 1998
Marc Overmars: Louis van Gaal criticism is "crazy"
Marc Overmars describes the criticism that is being aimed at Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as "crazy".
Dec 17, 23:27
An acrobatic Laurent Koscielny in action for Arsenal against Stoke on September 12, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Laurent Koscielny is best defender in the Premier League'
Ex-England and Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand believes that Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is the best defender in the Premier League.
Dec 10, 12:10
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Manchester United's Champions League exit is embarrassing'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that the club's failure to make it through the Champions League group stage is "embarrassing".
Dec 8, 23:35
England assistant coach Gary Neville during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 7, 2015 in Enfield, England.
Rio Ferdinand: 'Gary Neville could get Manchester United job'
Rio Ferdinand claims that former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville could put himself in the frame for the manager's job at Old Trafford if he does well as Valencia head coach.
Dec 3, 10:30
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Best to give Luis Suarez time'
The best way to defend against Luis Suarez is to allow the Barcelona forward 'time to make a decision', according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Dec 2, 18:17
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Rio Ferdinand struggles to separate Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "two different superstars" that both have their strengths, according to former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand.
Dec 2, 15:43
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Cristiano Ronaldo would train with weights'
Rio Ferdinand reveals that former Man United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo would train with weights and practise shooting away from his teammates during his time in England.
Dec 2, 15:30
Rio Ferdinand and team mate Matthew Jones of Leeds can''t believe it as Leicester score another goal during the FA Carling Premiership match between Leicester City and Leeds United on December 2, 2000
On this day: Rio Ferdinand's debut for Leeds United ends in defeat
Fifteen years ago today, Rio Ferdinand's first appearance as a Leeds United player ended in a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City.
Dec 2, 06:00
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is pictured during their UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 25, 2015
Paul Parker critical of "incredibly stubborn" Louis van Gaal
Ex-Manchester United full-back Paul Parker provides a damning assessment of the way that Louis van Gaal is currently managing the team.
Dec 1, 14:55
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford at The King Power Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Rio Ferdinand: 'Jamie Vardy should target Daley Blind'
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri should instruct Jamie Vardy to target Daley Blind when the sides meet on Saturday.
Nov 28, 14:33
Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
Jamie Carragher 'to be in dugout for England Under-17s game against Germany'
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will reportedly be in the dugout for England Under-17s' match against Germany in Rotherham.
Nov 20, 16:45
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Fear will change Euro 2016 atmosphere'
Rio Ferdinand believes that the experience of Euro 2016 will be affected as a result of the terror attacks on Paris, which claimed the lives of at least 129 people.
Nov 14, 23:04
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand withdraws from charity match at Old Trafford with calf injury
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand withdraws from David Beckham's charity match at Old Trafford.
Nov 12, 18:20
Jones, Felliani and Ferdinand line up for a photograph before the start of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in Manchester on April 1, 2014.
Phil Jones talks up Rio Ferdinand influence
Phil Jones believes that "top-class" Rio Ferdinand was the best defensive player in the world during his playing days, which helped shape his own career at Old Trafford.
Nov 12, 17:34
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: "Newcastle United were lucky"
Rio Ferdinand brands Newcastle United "lucky" after their 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Nov 7, 15:26
Robbie Savage poses for a BT Sport photo at the launch of their European football coverage on June 9, 2015
Robbie Savage: 'Shame John Terry doesn't think others can express opinions'
Robbie Savage says that it is a "shame" that Chelsea captain John Terry does not think that "99% of the football industry" are entitled to an opinion.
Nov 6, 18:02
Robbie Savage poses for a BT Sport photo at the launch of their European football coverage on June 9, 2015
Robbie Savage responds to John Terry's dig about ex-footballer's "bad" career
Robbie Savage responds to John Terry's dig that the retired footballer had a "bad" career.
Nov 3, 18:07
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Chelsea captain John Terry hits back at criticism from "bad" Robbie Savage
Chelsea captain John Terry hits back at Robbie Savage by claiming that he will not take criticism from someone who played at a "really bad level".
Nov 3, 16:15
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