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Rio Ferdinand

36-Year-Old Defender     Queens Park Rangers  Premier


England

Birthdate:  November 7, 1978    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  170 lbs    

November 5, 2014    Rio Ferdinand News

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Ferdinand will not appeal the three-match ban he received for being judged to have used a derogatory reference in a tweet, according to the Daily Mail.

Though the veteran defender defended his use of the language, he will not seek to undo the ban or fine associated with the judgement, and will be on the sidelines until the end of November.

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Rio Ferdinand: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 30, 2014

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The FA have given Ferdinand a three-match ban and a 25,000 fine for a derogatory comment he made on Twitter in September, reports Sky Sports.

Ferdinand made the comments in response to another user who suggested Queens Park Rangers needed another defender. He will now miss the next three matches against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Leicester City.

October 21, 2014

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Queens Park Rangers may part with Ferdinand in January after the defender was dropped from the squad that faced Liverpool, reports the Mirror.

The veteran defender joined QPR on a free transfer over the summer on a one-year deal. He has been criticized for his performances for the club, and may be offloaded by the club this winter.

October 15, 2014

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The FA has charged Ferdinand with misconduct over a message he posted to his Twitter page on September 1st, reports Sky Sports.

The comment contained a derogatory word referencing a gender in response to another user's claim that Queens Park Rangers should recruit another defender. Ferdinand has until October 21st to respond to the charge.

July 17, 2014

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Ferdinand signed a one-year contract with Queens Park Rangers on Thursday following a free transfer from Manchester United, the club's official web site reports.

Ferdinand is QPR's first signing since earning promotion to the Premier League last season. He is an excellent veteran to have in the locker room, although his fantasy value remains quite limited.

June 24, 2014

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Ferdinand and Queens Park Rangers have agreed to a deal that would see the veteran defender reunited with manager Harry Redknapp, according to the Daily Mail.

The agreement is due to be completed when the veteran defender returns from his duties at the World Cup. He is expected to take a significant cut in pay in order to continue playing.

June 9, 2014

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Queens Park Rangers have offered Ferdinand a contract to join the side after his release from Manchester united earlier this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand appears open to moving to London, and QPR is willing to pay the defender 80,000 per week. The veteran is also considering offers from Aston Villa, Turkey, and the MLS.

May 27, 2014

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Tottenham are interested in signing Ferdinand on a free transfer after the veteran defender was released from Manchester United at the end of the season, reports the Mirror.

Ferdinand spent the last 12 years at United, but was not offered a new contract with the club. Tottenham appear to be the leading destination with a host of other clubs also interested in signing the defender.