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Rio Gavin Ferdinand is a former professional soccer player (footballer) born on 7th November 1978 in Denmark Hill, London, UK. He played 81 matches for the England national football team, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup teams. Many consider him to be one of England’s greatest players ever, and he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. He currently works for BT Sport as a television pundit.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rio Ferdinand is? According to sources it has been estimated that Rio Ferdinand’s overall net worth is $75 million, as of July 2017. Ferdinand accumulated his impressive wealth through an extremely successful football career, which he started in the early ‘90s. Becoming one of the most popular footballers and receiving a remarkable number of acknowledgements, he has significantly increased his net worth.
Rio Ferdinand Net Worth $75 Million
Although born in Camberwell, Rio grew up in Peckham in a large family. From his mother’s side he is of Irish decent and Saint Lucian from his father’s side. When he was 14 his parents separated, but his father remained close, taking the children to football training. Ferdinand went to Camelot Primary School where his favorite subjects were maths and drama. In fact, he was so good at it, that he represented the school in gymnastics at the London Youth Games and was invited to train at the Queens Park Rangers academy by the time he was 10. However, when he was eleven years old, Rio won a scholarship to attend the Central School of Ballet and continued going to ballet classes four days a week for four years. However, he preferred to enroll at Blackheath Bluecoat School, where he enjoyed taking part in not just football but also gymnastics classes, ballet, drama and theatre. When it comes to his talent in football, Rio always showed superior abilities, and regularly played in youth teams including for Charlton Athletic, Millwall and Chelsea. In January 1994, Ferdinand signed his first Youth Training Scheme and at 16 he joined the England youth team squad for the UEFA European Football Championship.
Rio signed professionally for West Ham United, and won the Hammer of the Year award in the 1997/98 season. Two years later, he joined the Premier League club Leeds United, and led them to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League. After two years with Leeds United, Rio transferred to Manchester United for an astonishingly expensive contract of around 30 million Pounds which, at the time, made him the most expensive British football player in history. With this team he won a medal in the 2006 League Cup and runners-up medals in the 2005 FA Cup and 2003 League Cup. He subsequently won six Premer League titles with United, three Football League Cups, the UEFA Club Championship in 2008 and the FIFA World Club Cup the same year. Thanks to his impressive performances in the league, he was six times named in the PFA Premiership Team of the Season.
It was in July 2014 that Ferdinand decided to sign for new Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, however, he made only 12 appearances for this team before announcing his retirement from professional football in May 2015.
During his career, Rio was capped 81 times for England – Ashley Cole is the only coloured player with more ‘caps’ – including playing ten World Cup finals games, and has been considered an a-typical defensive product of its football. He is still regarded as one of the best defenders in his generation, and one of best ever centre-backs.
Privately, Rio married Rebecca Ellison in 2009, who died of breast cancer in May 2015. From this marriage he has three children. He has published two autobiographies – “Rio:My Story” and “#2Sides”, in which he detailed his upbringing and life. Ferdinand founded the Rio Ferdinand Live the Dream Foundation in December 2009, a charity organization which helps young people from impoverished communities.


Full Name
Rio Ferdinand

Net Worth
$75 Million

Date Of Birth
November 7, 1978

Place Of Birth
Denmark Hill, London, England, UK

Height
1.89 m

Weight
87 kg

Profession
Footballer

Education
Central School of Ballet, Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School

Nationality
American

Spouse
Rebecca Ellison (m. 2009–2015)

Children
Lorenz Ferdinand, Tia Ferdinand, Tate Ferdinand

Parents
Janice Lavender, Julian Ferdinand

Siblings
Anton Ferdinand, Sian Ferdinand, Jeremiah Ferdinand, Remi Ferdinand, Chloe Ferdinand, Anya Ferdinand

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/RioFerdinandOfficial

Twitter

Google+
https://plus.google.com/106621934320235917617

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/rioferdy5/

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1214457/

Quote

1
I’ve heard it said I must be gutted to have been brought up in a place like Peckham. Rubbish.

2
I never once didn’t accept responsibility for that drug test. I’ve always accepted full responsibility – I should have gone to the test, but I genuinely forgot. My excuse was a simple excuse, and people are still picking on it and saying, ‘That’s bollocks’, but I’m sorry, that’s the truth, that’s what happened. I forgot.

3
When I’d go out on a date with a girl, I used to know within the first hour whether she was good for me. [The interviewer asks how he knew.] Well, you might ask, ‘What do you want to do?’ And if she sat there looking pretty and said, ‘Ah, I don’t know’, it was not a good start. I liked it if they were driven or wanted to do something on their own.

4
I used to read every, well, most nights. I think reading helps me in terms of relaxing. It helps me to get my mind off the game a little bit more and it helps me to be a little bit more focused.

5
[on his late wife] When we started going out, I said, ‘If we moved in together, would you stop working?’ And she said, ‘Are you crazy? I’d be bored’. I admire stuff like that. I wouldn’t have any respect for someone who was going with somebody because he was successful.

6
He [Joe Cole] has always been a slippery little git!

7
[Describing a night out he was invited to by Jamie Redknapp at the age of 17] People were buying the players drink after drink and there were birds crawling all over them. Jamie’s a good-looking lad, of course, but I soon learned that if you’re a footballer it doesn’t matter how pig-ugly you are, you will always get attention from the fittest birds. Crazy, innit? The world we live in is mad because . . . I’ll be honest with you, if I saw an ugly bird and she was a celebrity with loads of money, she wouldn’t attract me at all. It’s true, but some people are different, some people say, ‘Yeah, I don’t fancy him, but I’ll sacrifice his looks if he is bringing all of the other stuff’. I don’t understand that mentality. I think you’ve got issues if you’re doing that kind of thing, but a lot of people are.

8
I’ve heard people say it looks as if I don’t care and I’ve certainly read that, but the way I play is natural. I don’t think I can change it. I know I’m working as hard as the next man, even if it doesn’t always look that way.

9
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a senior or not, if something needs saying to a colleague it will be said.

10
Our lives are quite boring. I spend a lot of time watching Coronation Street and Eastenders.

11
Footballers are creatures of habit and for as long as I can remember at United, it was a ritual that we had low-fat chips the night before a game. We loved our chips, but [manager David] Moyes comes in and, after his first week, he says we can’t have chips anymore.

12
People have an opinion of me from what they read in the papers and the image painted by the media, and I probably haven’t helped myself. But my mates and the people close to me know what I’m really like. I’m not trying to paint this picture of a do-goody who never does anything wrong; I’ve made mistakes and have done things I would change . . . The stuff in Ayia Napa, the drug test – I would like to change that, but these things happen for a reason to help you learn and appreciate where you are in life. One of the hardest things for me about becoming a footballer was accepting that I had to be responsible for my actions, that I have a responsibility to people and to young kids. That’s hard to grasp when you’re just a kid yourself. For Michael Owen it was easy, his life was . . . I wouldn’t say simple, but he was quite a mature 18-year-old and he dealt with the bright lights admirably. I was an outgoing kind of child, willing to see things for myself and to get burnt. And I have been burnt, but there’s a lot that I wouldn’t change as well because, like I’ve said, I have seen a lot with my own eyes and learned.

Fact

1
2008 Champions League winner, with Manchester United.

2
His first child, Lorenz, was born the 24th of July 2006

3
He played for England in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups of Soccer.

4
Together with girlfriend Rebecca, he’s expecting his first baby in August 2006.

5
League Cup Winner 2006.

6
His favorite player was John Barnes.

7
Rio supported Liverpool as a boy.

8
England international footballer (central defender)

9
Playing career: West Ham United FC 1996-2001; Leeds United AFC 2001-2002; Manchester United FC 2002-

10
Joined Manchester United from Leeds United for a British record fee of £29 million in summer 2002

11
Was forced to serve an eight-month playing ban for missing a routine drugs test (January-September 2004), in addition to being fined, by the Football Association

12
His younger brother, Anton Ferdinand, plays for West Ham United, where Rio began his career.

13
Was named after Rio Grande.

14
Is the cousin of former England striker Les Ferdinand.

Producer

Title
Year
Status
Character

Dead Man Running
2009
executive producer

Rio Ferdinand’s World Cup Wind-ups
2006
TV Mini-Series executive producer: Next Generation

Actor

Title
Year
Status
Character

FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments
2014
TV Series

Self

Title
Year
Status
Character

The Crystal Maze
2016
TV Series
Himself – Contestant

Match of the Day: Euro 2016
2016
TV Mini-Series
Himself – Analyst / Himself – Former Team-mate / Himself – England 1997-2011 / …

Sport Relief 2016
2016
TV Movie
Himself

Ronaldo
2015
Documentary
Himself

Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success
2015
TV Movie documentary
Himself – Manchester United 2002-2014

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
2015
TV Series
Himself

FA Cup’s 50 Greatest Moments
2015
TV Series
Himself – Presenter

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
2014
TV Special
Himself

Match of the Day at 50
2014
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Rio in Rio
2014
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Whenever! …w/Jamie Stangroom
2014
TV Series
Himself

Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager
2014
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Match of the Day 2
2004-2013
TV Series
Himself

The Xtra Factor
2012
TV Series
Himself – Celebrity Panel

Let’s Get Gold
2012
TV Series
Himself – Judge

Up Close with Rio Ferdinand
2011
TV Movie
Himself

Dynamo: Magician Impossible
2011
TV Series documentary
Himself

Sport Relief 2010
2010
TV Special
Himself

A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards
2009
TV Special
Himself

Live from Studio Five
2009
TV Series
Themselves

Goal! III
2009
Video
Himself

2006 FIFA World Cup
2006
TV Mini-Series
Himself – England / Himself

Rio Ferdinand’s World Cup Wind-ups
2006
TV Mini-Series
Himself

Dream Team
2006
TV Series
Himself

Match of the Day
2004-2005
TV Series
Himself

Manchester United: Play Like Champions
2003
Video documentary
Himself

The Premiership
2003
TV Series
Himself

Sport Relief
2002
TV Special
Himself

2002 FIFA World Cup
2002
TV Mini-Series
Himself – England

Germany 1 England 5
2001
Video documentary
Himself

XVI FIFA World Cup 1998
1998
TV Mini-Series
Himself – England

Face of the Year
1997
TV Movie
Himself – Judge

Football World Cup
1954
TV Series
Himself – Expert

Archive Footage

Title
Year
Status
Character

Comedy Summit: The World’s Ultimate Prankster
2011
TV Movie
Himself

Breakfast
2010
TV Series
Himself – Footballer

England’s Worst Ever Football Team
2010
TV Movie documentary
Himself

Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002
2002
Video documentary
Himself

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