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Rio Ferdinand

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Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back, and is now a television pundit for BT Sport. He played 81 times for the England national team between 1997 and 2011, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time and regarded by many as one of England's greatest ever players.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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rio Ferdinand has received more than 6,287,074 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Rio Ferdinand is the 1,049th most popular soccer player (up from 1,749th in 2019), the 2,253rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,838th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 6.3M

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  • 51.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rio Ferdinand ranks 1,049 out of 16,880Before him are Mário Jardel, Pietro Vierchowod, Takeo Takahashi, Michael Carrick, Néstor Combin, and Silvio Marzolini. After him are Ivan Perišić, Karel Poborský, Dušan Uhrin, Bauer, Joaquín Caparrós, and Raoul Lambert.

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Among people born in 1978, Rio Ferdinand ranks 40Before him are Vanessa-Mae, Jensen Ackles, Nicole Scherzinger, Claudio Pizarro, Kakha Kaladze, and Shunsuke Nakamura. After him are Gael García Bernal, Ha Ji-won, Luis Fonsi, Jeton Kelmendi, Walter Samuel, and Eiður Guðjohnsen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 2,253 out of 7,765Before him are Anthony Horowitz (1955), Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563), Michael Carrick (1981), Æthelbald of Mercia (null), Frank Bridge (1879), and Ernst Wilhelm Bohle (1903). After him are Asma al-Assad (1975), George Cruikshank (1792), Cuthred of Wessex (750), Matthew Paris (1200), Julian Bream (1933), and William Smith (1813).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 50Before him are Gordon Milne (1937), Jimmy Savile (1926), Peter Crouch (1981), Tommy Taylor (1932), Herbert Chapman (1878), and Michael Carrick (1981). After him are Jamie Vardy (1987), Dennis Viollet (1933), John Terry (1980), Sol Campbell (1974), Jock Stein (1922), and Steve Bruce (1960).

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