It’s widely believed that Manchester United are specialists when it comes to producing football legends, with the links of Van Nistelrooy, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, and so many others are all legends of the club.
One interesting part of these is the majority of their legends are from England maybe because they club resides there though, but unfortunately, we can’t discuss them all at this time, so we will be laying more emphasizes on Rio Ferdinand’s Net Worth.
According to the report in Forbes, the former England international is worth a whopping £55 million. His elite talents and skills have made him extremely wealthy.
His dazzling footwork has not only made him a lot of money but as added to his name some decent fame, six League titles, two Football League Cups, four Community Shields, one Champions League and one FIFA World Cup which has all contributed to boosting Rio Ferdinand’s Net Worth.
The 40-years-old defender was born and raised in South London, and part of a famous football family. His cousin and brother also were brilliant footballers which makes it safe to say they both had a decent footballing carer.
As a youngster, his dazzling footwork caught the attention of so many which made his youth coach Dave Goodwin giving him the nickname “Pele”.
He gathered a whole lot of experience all through his career training with the likes of Charlton, Chelsea, Millwall, and Queens Park Rangers before he finally put to pen a deal with West Ham United.
With West Ham, which was the first professional club he played for, along with some other elite football players like Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, and Michael Carrick. Harry Redknapp grew a lot of interest in them which made him fully prepared to back them and put them into the first team as soon as they get matured for a bigger challenge. Though, Ferdinand has always played for the national team side at just 19-years-old and was part of the squad that played the 1998 World Cup.
Rio himself has confirmed that he is happy about the decision of shying away from opportunities that could have led to distractions but rather presented himself has a young footballer who had never had money. He has ripped the fruit of his labor off the pitch as he had a well-earned reputation. He established himself a lot and was never afraid of spending his wages on luxuries like a mansion and fancy cars.
And then his move to Leeds United in 2000 in the region of £18 million changed his footballing career for better. Before the 2002 World Cup was held, he had already established himself into the Leeds United squad. Helping them reach the semi-finals of the Champions League where they lost to Valencia 0-3. Leeds had some financial crisis and then sir Alex Ferguson showed interest in landing the England, defender.
Manchester United proceed with completing his signature for a region of £30 million and was made the clubs highest-paid player within a short period. He featured in 445 games for the Red Devils right from the transfer window of the 2002 season until 2014 before he seeks for other challenges.
Finally, he put to an end his footballing career when his wife Rebecca Ellison passed away in May 2015 due to cancer. Ever since retiring Ferdinand has always worked as a football pundit for BT Sport.