David Winner

Rio Ferdinand joined Manchester United in July 2002 for around £30 million, a world record transfer fee for a defender. He remains one of the most expensive English players ever.

Off the pitch Rio is involved with youth charities, has his own magazine and apparel range. Rio has a massive social media platform with over 15m followers throughout Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Rio's profile was raised when he headed off to Rio de Janeiro to be one of the list of BBC pundits for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.