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November 7, 1978
Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English former professional footballer and current television pundit for BT Sport who played as a centre-back. He played 81 times for the England national football team between 1997 and 2011, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is regarded by many to be one of England's greatest ever players and he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time.