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Anton Ferdinand

Defender


Biography

Date of birth

18/02/1985

Height

183 cm

Signed

27/08/2016

Country

England

Southend United announced the signing of Anton Ferdinand on a one-year contract in August 2016.

The Defender, 31, joined the Blues having spent the previous two seasons at Sky Bet Championship side Reading.

The former England Under-21 International began his career at West Ham United, making 163 appearances for the Hammers before joining Sunderland for £8million in 2008.

Spells at Queens Park Rangers and in Turkey followed before signing for the Royals in August 2014.

Ferdinand has become a leader at the club, taking over the captain’s armband from Adam Barrett when he retired in February 2017.