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Rio Ferdinand

35-Year-Old Defender     Queens Park Rangers  Premier


England

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  10/27/2014
Birthdate:  November 7, 1978    
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  170 lbs    

October 21, 2014    Rio Ferdinand News

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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.

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

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.

May 13, 2014

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Manchester United has not offered Ferdinand a contract extension, ending the veteran's run of 12 years at the club, according to the Mirror.

Ferdinand reiterated his desire to continue playing multiple times before the season ended, but he will not be part of United's future plans. He joined the club in 2002 and made 454 appearances for United.

May 9, 2014

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Ferdinand said that he is planning on playing again next season instead of retiring, but does not know whether he will remain with Manchester United or not, reports Sky Sports.

The veteran defender's current contract with the club expires this summer, and only made 22 appearances with United this season so far. Speculation that Ferdinand would retire next season has been growing since early in the current campaign.