Monday, April 23, 2012

Rio Ferdinand known as a centre back football of England

Rio Gavin Ferdinand, or better known as Rio Ferdinand is an English footballer who was born on November 7, 1978 in Peckham, London, England and he played in the back position for the England national team and club Manchester United. Ferdinand was the son of Janice and Julian Lavender Ferdinand who grew up in Peckham. Ferdinand's parents were never married and they separated when Ferdinand 14 years of age. He had a pretty good education but learned to live without the luxury of Peckham is known as the poorer areas. Ferdinand from an early age has had the ability to play football, and career began when he played in the youth team at the Eltham Town as an attacking midfielder. During the junior team he played for several clubs such as Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers. Ferdinand joined West Ham youth team in 1992 and signed a Youth Training Scheme in the first month of January 1994. On May 5, 1996, Ferdinand made senior debut when coming on as a substitute in the match against the Hammers and Sheffield Wednesday in the 1997-1998 season, he won the "Hammer of the Year" at the age of 19 years. Ferdinand joined English Premiership with Leeds United in November 2000 with a value of £ 18 million and became a British transfer record as the world's most expensive defender. Although initially he was not comfortable playing at Leeds, but ultimately he can play well when they beat Leicester City and reach the Champions League semi-final stage. He was also able to score with a header when in the final against Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna. In August 2001, Ferdinand was named captain of the club. During the World Cup 2002 Leeds is experiencing financial difficulties and in the summer after the FIFA World Cup 2002 Leeds received a bid of £ 29.1 million for Ferdinand. On 22 July 2002, Ferdinand joined Manchester United in the contract for five years and be the player with the most expensive transfer from Leeds United to Manchester United. End of the contract transfer Ferdinand as Manchester United players for £ 33 million. Ferdinand then tasted victory at Manchester United's Premier League in his first season, but he also collected a medal winner in 2006 for the League, as the league runner-up in 2003 and the FA Cup in 2005. In September 2003, he failed a drug test and the Committee imposed a ban on playing for 8 months from the month of January 2004. He spent several clubs including the EURO 2004 games. After Ferdinand returned to play, he scored his first goal for United against Wigan on December 14, 2005. In the next game, he also scored in the big match against Liverpool. Ferdinand started the 2007-2008 season with a good and a defender who manages to keep the defense for six matches before finally conceding against Aston Villa on October 20, 2007. He scored the first goal in the European League against Dynamo Kyiv with a header. FA Cup quarter-final against Portsmouth on December 8 Marert 2008 Ferdinand made a rare appearance in goal for Van Der Sar injuries are seen even in the end knocked out Manchester United in the FA Cup. He injured his knee against AS Roma in the second leg Champions League quarter-final on April 9, 2008. Ferdinand signed a new contract with Manchester United for five years on May 15, 2008 with a value of approximately £ 130,000 per week. On May 21, 2008, he became captain of Manchester United in the Champions League win against Chelsea. In the 2009-2010 season, Ferdinand suffered a back injury and knee and kept him out of games including FIFA World Cup. He returned to play in the Champions League group opener against Rangers on 14 September 2010 and the opening match of the season in August 2011 in the FA Community Shield against Manchester City and the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion, he left the field at minute 75 as hamstring injury. Managers expect he will be out in 6 games but Ferdinand recover faster and return to play against Stroke City at the Britannia Stadium. At the time of Ferdinand the age of 19 years 8 days, he gets the first chance for England as a substitute in a friendly against Cameroon on November 15, 1997 and became the youngest player. FIFA World Cup in 2002 and 2006 became the first defender of the selected manager. Ferdinand has played ten games for the England national team in FIFA World Cup and has scored three goals for England such as the 2002 FIFA World Cup against Denmark, in the EURO 2008 qualifier against Russia on October 11, 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers when win against Kazakhstan. Ferdinand has 78 caps for England in June 2010, even without playing at the European Championships in 1998 for failing doping test and the defeat of England in EURO 2008. He was selected to captain the national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa but because of a knee ligament injury when the team's first training session in South Africa so he withdrew from the tournament. On March 19, 2011 ahead of the EURO 2012 qualifier against Wales, the team manager announced that Ferdinand became vice-captain. [read more]