Biography of Rio Ferdinand
Rio Gavin Ferdinand is a former famous professional footballer who played for various team’s including the Manchester United before he retired.
Rio Ferdinand age
Rio was born in November 1987 in London United Kingdom, he is 35 years old. However, his birthday is not revealed.
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Rio Ferdinand’s Family
His parents were Julian Ferdinand his father and Janice Lavender his mother.
Rio Ferdinand Wife
Rio is married to Kate Ferdinand whom he married in 2019 after divorcing his ex-wife Rebecca Ellison. Rio has four kidsnamely, Lorenz Ferdinand, Tate Ferdinand, Cree Ferdinand and Tia Ferinand
Rio Ferdinand’s Education
Rio attended Camelot Primary School and also the Blackheath Bluecoat School.
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Rio Ferdinand Career
Rio’s career began in 1995 when he joined West Ham United in it’s youth team. Years later he graduated in 1996 to the first team where he made his debut at the age of 17 and he emerged the best young defender in the league. This attracted the top clubs and in 2000 he managed to sign with one of the most dominant team’s in England named Leeds united. He assisted Leeds to the UEFA Champions league semi-finals. In the League he got the spot in the PFA team of the year, where he was also awarded the Leeds player of the year.
Rio then joined Manchester United where he spent the best of his career years. In 2002 with the Red devils he became the most expensive defender back. Assisted ManU do winning the premier league title. In 2003 he won the runner-up medals and also the 2005 FA Cup. Three years later in a match against Wigan Athletic in 2005 he scored his first goal for the team and the second goal followed in a match against Liverpool
Rio Ferdinand’s Awards
- He won the premier league player of the year two times
- He was awarded the player of the year for 2000-2001 with leads United
- England player of the year in 2007
- 2007-2008 he won the Manchester United player of the year