PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

5. Rio Ferdinand

Birthdate:07 Nov 1978
Birthplace:Peckham, London
Position:Defender
Appearances452
Goals Scored8
Joined United:22 Jul 2002
United Debut:27 Aug 2002 v Zalaegerszeg (H)
International:England (retired)

August 2013
The opening month of the campaign was a memorable one for Ferdinand, who was honoured by the club with a testimonial match against Sevilla at Old Trafford. Although the match ended in a 3-1 reverse to the Spaniards, Rio took the opportunity to thank the fans for their support during his decade and a bit as a Red. “It has been an honour to play for this club,” Ferdinand told the crowd.

September 2013
As United returned to domestic duties, the opening two months of the campaign saw Rio rekindle his successful partnership with captain Nemanja Vidic. The pair started six of the first seven games; the last time this happened was in 2008, highlighting their enduring importance to the United cause.

October 2013
The Reds’ no.5 made only one appearance in October, the 4-0 Capital One Cup win over Norwich at Old Trafford. Having missed the previous five games due to a groin strain, Rio made light work of a laboured Norwich attack and helped the Reds to a clean sheet in an emphatic win.

November 2013
After returning from injury, Ferdinand slotted comfortably back into the United

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