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Rio Ferdinand: BT Sport Biography

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is an ambassador and football pundit for BT Sport.

Rio Ferdinand is an ambassador and football pundit for BT Sport.

He is an ever-present in BT Sport's star-studded Champions League coverage, while also offering his views on our live Premier League and FA Cup matches.

Rio is also a regular guest on BT Sport's Saturday evening studio show, Premier League Tonight.

The former centre-back joined BT Sport after calling time on his glittering playing career.

He came through the ranks at West Ham United, making his debut in May 1996 before switching to Leeds United for £18 million in 2000 and then Manchester United for £30 million in 2002.

Both moves were British transfer records at the time and made Rio the world's most expensive defender on two separate occasions.

Rio won every major domestic honour in the game with the Reds, including six Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups and the Champions League.

He also accumulated 81 caps in a distinguished 14-year England career before eventually hanging up his boots at the end of the 2014/15 season while on the books of QPR.

 

 

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