Premier League Dream XI - Centre Back - Rio Ferdinand

Premier League Dream XI – Centre Back

With just seven days to go until the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season we continue our Premier League Dream XI, today we select the second of our centre backs. Eventmasters are delighted to provide official football hospitality packages for the 2015/16 season including Chelsea hospitality, Manchester United hospitality and Liverpool hospitality.

Centre Back – Rio Ferdinand (West Ham, Leeds, Manchester United and QPR)

Alongside John Terry we have selected Rio Ferdinand, it was a tough choice with the likes of Tony Adams, Jaap Stam and Nemanja Vidic but Ferdinand just edges it. He started his career with West Ham in 1996 and went on to make 504 Premier League appearances. Ferdinand was the most expensive defender in the world on two separate occasions after joining Leeds for £18m and later joining Manchester United for £30m. It was at Old Trafford where Ferdinand really stamped his mark on the Premier League winning six titles and also making the PFA Team of the Year six times. His pace, vision, strength and ability to read the game make him one of the best defenders to play in the Premier League.

Mentions: Sol Campbell, Tony Adams, Jaap Stam, Sami Hyppia and Nemanja Vidic