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Rio Ferdinand from Landon announced his retirement from football. Ferdinand had an illustrious career of 18 years as a professional footballer. In March 2015, Ferdinand last played for Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Ferdinand joined QPR after getting released from the Manchester United in 2014.

  • At the age of 19 in 1997, Ferdinand began his career under manager Harry Redknapp at West Ham United.
  • Ferdinand joined Leeds United in 2000, and then moved to Manchester United two years later in a deal worth 29.1 million British pounds, which at that time was a world-record fee for a defender.
  • In 2008, Ferdinand had chosen first captained of England and replaced John Terry in the role on a full-time basis in February 2010.
  • At present his career, Ferdinand played 81 times for England and was in the squads for the 1998, 2002, 2006 and the 2010 World Cups.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 3, 2015


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