RIO FERDINAND
West Ham United & England

Date of Birth: November 7, 1978

Birthplace: Peckham, England

Height: 187 cm

Weight: 76 kg

Previous Clubs: None

Central defender seen as England lynch-pin once Tony Adams retires. Probably included in English squad by Glenn Hoddle to build up his World Cup experience. Rangy player with good ball skills who has been compared with the late Bobby Moore, another West Ham player.