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About Rio Ferdinand

Rio Gavin Ferdinand is an English footballer. He plays at centre-back for Manchester United in the Premier League and for the England national football team. He has amassed 81 caps for England in total, and has been a member of three FIFA World Cup squads.

Personal Biography

Rio Ferdinand is married to Rebecca Ellison. The couple has three children, Lorenz, Tate and Tia.

Rio Ferdinand's brother Anton Ferdinand is also a centre-back for Queens Park Rangers.

Rio Ferdinand in News

Bubbly Launches Voice-Based Social Network in the United Kingdom, With Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand Providing Exclusive Audio Content
Today, Bubbly, the leading voice blogging service with over 20 million devoted fans across the world, is launching across the United Kingdom with all-new celebrities, including football superstar Rio Ferdinand. Bubbly allows users to share short voice updates, or "Bubbles" with friends and followers, while applying fun filters to their recordings

Rio Ferdinand fined £45,000 by FA
Ferdinand found guilty of improper conduct by FA

FA charges Rio Ferdinand over racist tweet
Ferdinand will have until 4:00pm on August 2 to respond to the charges

Rio Ferdinand admits to wearing lipstick for TV show
Former England Captain Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he wears lipstick and has been trained to be a ballet dancer.

Conman jailed for 'fraudulently' booking holidays for Terry, Ferdinand
A conman, who tried to book luxury holidays for soccer stars John Terry and Rio Ferdinand using stolen bank card details, has been jailed for four and a half years.

Melanie Sykes parties with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button sans toyboy
Melanie Sykes left her boyfriend Jack Cockings at home, while she partied with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in London.

Ferdinand believes end of club-based groups in England team reason behind their 'unity'
Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand has said intense club rivalries used to disturb the unity of the previous England squads, but believes no such club-based groups exist in the Three Lions squad at present, which is the main reason behind their unity.

Business associate of Ashley Cole and Jay-Z charged with 8 others over killing teenage boy
A high-profile business associate, who has brokered a multi-million pound deal between England footballer Ashley Cole and U.S. rap star Jay-Z, has been held guilty with eight other men for stabbing a teenager to death.

Ferdinand criticized over tobacco ad linked to Asian largest cigarette brand
Manchester United Footballer Rio Ferdinand has been accused by anti-smoking charities of doing a tobacco advertisement for Asia's biggest cigarette brand.

Euro 2012 WAGs will never be as glam as we were, says Nancy Dell'Olio
Nancy Dell'Olio, who is the only woman with the right to call herself Queen of the WAGs , pulled no punches when it came to the Euro 2012 players' wives and girlfriends.

'Axed' Rio Ferdinand heads to Jay-Z and Kanye West's gig
Rio Ferdinand along with his wife Rebecca Ellison enjoyed a night out in Manchester to watch hip-hop royalty Jay-Z and Kanye West take to the stage at their Watch The Throne concert, despite being axed from the Euro 2012 England squad.

Rio Ferdinand to lead judging panel on sports entertainment show
Former England's footie team captain Rio Ferdinand, who was controversially left out of the squad for the Euros, has signed up for a judging job on ITV1's new telly talent show.

Ferdinand fears omission from Euro 2012 squad may spell end of his England career
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand fears his omission from the Euro 2012 squad may mark the end of his England career.

'Surprised' Evra says Hodgson did great favour to France by snubbing Ferdinand
Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has said he was surprised by England manager Roy Hodgson's decision to axe his teammate Rio Ferdinand, and believes the former Liverpool manager has done France a great favour by doing so.

Former captain Shearer doesn't believe England can win Euro 2012
Former England captain Alan Shearer doesn't believe the Three Lions can win the Euro Cup this year, and added that it would enter the tournament with the lowest expectation level ever.

Ex-England boss Sven slams 'smear campaign' against "good friend" Hodgson in 'Euro-Rio' row
Former Swedish football manager Sven Goran Eriksson has claimed Roy Hodgson is a victim of a "smear campaign" in the Rio Ferdinand row.

Hodgson offers Ferdinand 'England future' olive branch following Euro snub
England manager Roy Hodgson has assured Manchester United striker Rio Ferdinand that he has a future in the England team, despite he being omitted from the Euro 2012 squad.

Ferdinand camp blasts Hodgson over 'fresh' Euro snub
Manchester United striker Rio Ferdinand is reportedly over England manager Roy Hodgson selecting a defender who has played just two minutes of international football ahead of him for Euro 2012.

Ferdinand fancies 'manager' role in Premier League post retirement
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has expressed his desire that he would like to be a manager in the Barclays Premier League.

Rio Ferdinand relaxes on holiday with family after England snub
Rio Ferdinand was spotted relaxing on a family holiday in Spain after being left out from the England Euro 2012 squad this week.

Man U's Ferdinand blames Fergie for Euro 2012 selection snub
Manchester United striker Rio Ferdinand has blamed club manager Alex Ferguson for being axed from the England's Euro 2012 squad.

Music 'pumps up' Rio Ferdinand before a game
Rio Ferdinand is a huge music buff and it is "hard stuff" that he listens to before a game.

Man U 'bitterly disappointed' by Champions League exit: Ferdinand
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits his team is 'devastated' after crashing out of the Champions League without making the knockout stages for the first time in six years.

Man U's Ferdinand expresses joy over meeting Man City in FA Cup third round
Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has said that he cannot wait to tackle Manchester City next month.

Blatter responds to Ferdinand on Twitter over racism comments
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded directly to former England captain Rio Ferdinand on Twitter over no racism in football comments made by the former. London, Nov 18 (ANI): Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded directly to former England captain Rio Ferdinand on Twitter over no racism in football comments made by the former.

'I've got no thoughts of letting Ferdinand leave Man U," says Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has denied rumours that he is planning to sell injury-prone defender Rio Ferdinand during the January transfer window.

FIFA President Blatter under scanner over 340 million pound World Cup ticket deal
Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) chief Sepp Blatter has come under the scanner over the 340 million pound World Cup ticket deal.

'Black players should boycott international football games to get Blatter to quit'
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock believes the only way to force FIFA president Sepp Blatter to resign is if black players refuse to play in the next round of international fixtures.

Blatter apologizes but refuses to quit over 'handshake resolving racism' remark
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA ) President Sepp Blatter has apologized for his earlier remark that racism in football can be resolved through a handshake, but refused to resign, and insisted that he is committed to reforming the organization.

Blatter's resignation sought after his 'no racism in football claims'
The demand for the resignation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter has increased after he claimed that there is no problem with racism in football and that those targeted should just shake hands with their abusers.

Man U to given Nani new deal to ward off Italy interest
Portuguese winger Nani is to be given a mega pay rise by Manchester United to see off a interest from Italy.

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