Here in this article we will be presenting some cool and interesting facts about Rio Ferdinand’s life. Rio Gavin Ferdinand was born on 7 November 1978. He used to play as a centre-back for England as a professional footballer. He is regarded as versatile midfielder and this makes him the best player of his age. He is considered to be one of the greatest English player. On the club level he embarked his career on the ground with West Ham United, Leeds United, and Manchester United. He performed for numerous clubs in his football career like Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. While on the international he level plays for Spain national team.
RIO FERDINAND Interesting Facts
- 6 times winner of Premier League Title
The most interesting fun fact about Rio Ferdinand is that, he is the winner of Premier League Title. This title is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice but six times in his career. For the years he grabbed the award include 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13.
- 3 times winner of Football League Cup
Another cool and fun fact about Rio is that, he is the winner of Football League Cup Title. This title is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice bit five times in his career. For the years he grabbed the award include 2005–06, 2008–09 and 2009–10.
- 6 times winner of FA Community Shield
The most cool fact about Ferdinand is that, he is the winner of FA Community Shield. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice bit five times in his career. For the years he grabbed the award include 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
- Received Club record high fee from Manchester United
A cool fact about Rio Ferdinand is that, he was signed up by famous English Premier League club, Manchester United for a club’s record high fee. He was offered a contract worth £30 million. This record was later broken when other highly paid players were hired by the club.
- Youngest defender to play from England
Another interesting fact about Rio Ferdinand is that, he is the youngest defender to play for his national side, England. Merely at the young age of 19 years and 8 days, he was selected in the international squad for a friendly match to be played against Cameroon. This record was later broken by Micah Richards in 2006.
- Brand Ambassador
Another cool fact about him is that, he is the brand ambassador of number of global brands most prominent is Nike. He has appeared in number of Nike commercials endorsing the brand.
Personal facts about Rio Ferdinand
Some interesting personal facts about Rio Ferdinand are that, he was in a relationship with Rebecca Ellison whom he married in 2009. The couple has three children. Unfortunately, she died in 2009 because of breast cancer. His father, named Julian Ferdinand worked as a tailor and his mother named, Janice Lavender worked as child carer and was from Irish background. His parents never married and later got separated when he was 14. He is a big fan of Liverpool football club.
- Released an autobiography
Another cool fact about him is that, he released his autobiography by the name of Rio: My Story in 2007. He received £1 million in advance for writing his autobiography. He later released his second volume titled # 2 Sides in 2014.
- Honors and Titles at Club level
Rio Ferdinand’s interesting fact is that, he has been outstanding at club level while playing for West Ham United. The club won a single UEFA intertoto Cup in 1999. While playing for Manchester United, the team won 6 Premier League in the years 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 3 Football League Cup in the years 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 6 FA Community Shield in the year 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, single UEFA Champions League in the year 2007–08 and a single FIFA Club World Cup 2008.
- Honors and Titles received at individual and International level
An interesting fact about Rio is that he has remarkably achieved numerous amounts of titles in international matches. While playing for his team, he won single Hammer of the Year award in 1997–98. His team won 6 Premier League PFA Team of the Year in 2001–02, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2012–13, Premier League Player of the Month once in October 2001, ESM Team of the Year once in 2007–08, FIFPro World XI once in the year 2007–08, London Youth Games Hall of Fame inductee in 2010, Premier League 20 Seasons Awards from 1992–93 to 2011–12. He was chosen as a defender in Fantasy Teams of the 20 Seasons (Panel choice). He was chosen as an inductee for English Football Hall of Fame in 2016 Inductee.