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Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand
Date of Birth:7 Nov 1978 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:London
Nationality:England
Height:195 cm.
Weight:87 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:5
Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United (Goal.com)
Continuing the trend of England's struggle in defence, Rio Ferdinand, so often lauded as the country's best defender, has not found form easy to come by this season.

A series of injuries has hampered playing time and when he has taken to the field, a string of mistakes has taken the shine of his Golden Boy status. He isn't quite the player he was a couple of years ago as United swept to league and European glory.

But fully fit, Rio is still expected to be one of Capello's first-choice defenders and has now slotted into the role of captain following John Terry being stripped of the armband.

Did you know?

Before the last World Cup in 206 Rio played a series of pranks on his England team-mates for a Punk'd-style TV programme.

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