The former England international called time on what should go down as one of the most illustrious playing careers an Englishman has enjoyed that included domestic and European success.
And although his powers were waning in the last couple of years, one has to say that Rio Ferdinand was perhaps one of the greatest defenders Manchester United produced in the past 15 years or so.
Apart from being an amazing defender, Ferdinand had quite a thing for changing hairstyles every season – a habit he must have picked up during his time spent together with David Beckham at Manchester United.
Here is the hair transformations that the defender went through in 19 years as a professional footballer.
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