Friday 18 July 2014
Rio Ferdinand has joined newly promoted Barclays Premier League team Queens Park Rangers after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.
The 35-year-old central defender, who played 81 times for England, has signed a one-year deal.
Ferdinand won six Barclays Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League and other trophies during his 11-year Man Utd career. The defender previously played for West Ham United and Leeds United.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who gave Ferdinand his first Barclays Premier League appearance when they were both at West Ham, said: "During his time at Manchester United, he was the best defender in Europe, if not the world.”