Rio Ferdinand (1978-), Footballer
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England football captain. Born in Peckham, South London, Rio Ferdinand started his football career with West Ham United and in 1992 he became a professional player under their youth scheme. In November 2000, Ferdinand was signed for Leeds United, before joining his current team Manchester United in July 2002. In 2008 Ferdinand set up the Live The Dream Foundation to provide young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with training and employment opportunities within the sports, arts and cultural sectors.