Rio Ferdinand

One Of England's Best & Most Decorated Footballers Who Is Now A Pundit For BT Sport

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  • Rio made 81 appearances for England’s national team, scoring three goals from his position as a defender.
  • From 1995 to 2015, he made 514 appearances for; West Ham United, Leeds United, Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers, as well as AFC Bournemouth while on loan.
  • Rio has been awarded the 1997-98 West Ham United Hammer of the Year, PFA Premier League Team of the Year six times, and the 2001 Premier League Player of the Month.
  • In the late 2000s, he received the 2007-08 ESM Team of the Year, 2007-08 FIFPro World XI and the Premier League 20 Seasons Awards twice.
  • In 2010, Rio was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame, while in 2016 he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
  • Rio published Rio: My Story in 2007, #2Sides: My Autobiography in 2014 and Thinking Out Loud
  • He hosted Rio’s World Cup Wind-Ups in 2006, and presented the BBC documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad, in 2017.