Rio Ferdinand’s Top 5s: World Cup Legends, Proudest Moments & Summer Anthems
From his number five jersey to a magazine and fashion line of the same name, Rio Ferdinand doesn’t do things by halves, he does them in fives…
By Jennifer Lynn
Rio Ferdinand has just called us from Brazil. Casual. Speaking to promote the launch of EA SPORTS UFC, the former England captain has his hands more than a little full, also playing pundit for the BBC’s World Cup coverage. Taking time out of his busy schedule to share the real story on his supposed Queens Park Rangers signing and what’s going down with Suarez in Brazil, he also shared five of his top fives. Because, in case you hadn’t noticed his old England jersey, his lifestyle magazine or fashion line, Rio likes things to come in fives. And so do we.
Rio’s Top Five…
…World Cup heroes
1. Diego Maradona
2. Ronaldo – the Brazilian one
3. Lother Matthaus
4. Roberto Baggio
5. Gary Lineker
Let me just check my Spotify Summer playlist… Hold on… Are you still there?
1. Rick Ross – No Games
2. August Alsina – I Luv This Shit
3. Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time
4. F For You – Disclosure
5. Wookie – The Hype
…Designers and places to shop
1. #5, for obvious reasons.
2. Scotch & Soda
3. The Kooples
5. Ozwald Boateng, for the best suits.
…People to follow on Twitter
1. What’s his name? The comedian… Dark hair, one of the first people on Twitter and he’s a Norwich City fan too. - @Stephenfry
2. Russell Brand, he’s brilliant - @Rustyrockets
3. Chad Ochocinco, the NFL player - @Ochocinco
4. Jude in London. She’s a lunatic. I use her as a source of information, sometimes good, sometimes bad – @judeinlondon
5. #5 Magazine - @5mag
…Career achievements he’s most proud of
1. Winning the Premier League
2. Winning the Champions League
3. Scoring for England at the World Cup
4. Getting capped 81 times for England
5. Captaining England
With 25 new Rio Ferdinand facts in your mind, check out Rio's EA SPORTS UFC Training Camp on YouTube, to see what happened when he switched balling for boxing and met UFC's Brad Pickett.
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