Rio Ferdinand

1978 - Today

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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 5,710,995 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Rio Ferdinand is the 1,751st most popular soccer player (down from 1,070th in 2019), the 2,840th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,186th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 5.48

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Among soccer players, Rio Ferdinand ranks 1,751 out of 16,923Before him are Paulo Autuori, Martí Ventolrà, Arne Selmosson, Delfín Benítez Cáceres, Paulo Fonseca, and Slaven Bilić. After him are Robert Ballaman, Dani Carvajal, Katsuyuki Kawachi, Serginho Chulapa, Zé Sérgio, and Imrich Stacho.

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Among people born in 1978, Rio Ferdinand ranks 54Before him are Kumail Nanjiani, Joan Capdevila, Johnny Sins, Kendra Lust, Ben McKenzie, and Ginnifer Goodwin. After him are Jüri Ratas, Jim Sturgess, Anthony Mackie, Tomáš Ujfaluši, Eiður Guðjohnsen, and Andy Samberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 2,840 out of 6,924Before him are Milo Yiannopoulos (1984), Edward William Lane (1801), Gary Lewis (1957), Margaret Price (1941), Rosamund Clifford (1150), and Everard Home (1756). After him are William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396), James Somerville (1882), Benjamin Jones (1882), Florence Green (1901), David Byrne (1952), and A. J. P. Taylor (1906).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 63Before him are Gary Neville (1975), Tom Finney (1922), Bryan Robson (1957), Ashley Young (1985), Roger Hunt (1938), and Vivian Woodward (1879). After him are Sol Campbell (1974), Jim Brown (1908), Ray Clemence (1948), Tommy Lawrence (1940), Jimmy Hogan (1882), and Billy Bremner (1942).

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