Anton Ferdinand
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Anton Ferdinand
Anton Julian Ferdinand is an English footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a defender. He is the brother of Manchester United and England centre-back Rio Ferdinand and the cousin of former England striker Les Ferdinand and Southend United defender Kane Ferdinand. Like his brother, Anton is a product of the West Ham United academy. He has also played for West Ham United, Sunderland and for the England football team to under-21 level.
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Allardyce open to talks with Terry over England return
Yahoo News - 6 months
(Reuters) - England manager Sam Allardyce has said he may consider holding talks with defender John Terry on a possible return to international football, but added he was not aware of the "political" issues that may arise as a consequence. Terry won the last of his 78 England caps in 2012, before quitting the national team after the Football Association pursued a case against him following accusations of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. The Chelsea defender was subsequently banned for four matches by the FA, despite being cleared of the allegation in a London court.
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Chelsea invite racism victim to Stamford Bridge as José Mourinho admits shame
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
• Club issue apology to man identified as Souleymane S • Manager says he ‘refuses to be connected to these people’ • Mourinho unsure if cloud still hangs over club after Terry race case • Chelsea suspend two more fans involved in Paris Métro incident • Chelsea racists ‘pathetic and dreadful’, says Wenger • Video: Chelsea fans prevent black man boarding Paris Métro train José Mourinho believes Chelsea must do everything they can to punish the supporters who racially abused a French man on the Paris Métro this week, saying he does not know if a cloud still hangs over the club following their reaction to John Terry’s racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand in 2011. The Premier League leaders emphatically condemned the actions of a small group of fans in Paris on Tuesday night, when a 33-year-old man was subjected to racist chanting and not allowed to board a train at Richelieu-Drouot station. Chelsea have written to the victim, known as Souleymane S, and invited him and his family to attend the ...
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Discrimination in British Football
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Recently, I boarded a late-night bus in Jerusalem. Unbeknown to me, all of my fellow passengers were 'ultras' of a team called Beitar Jerusalem. In short, they epitomised the very worst of Israeli football. As we drove past Arabs walking in the street, they all chanted 'Ben Zoma' (son of a whore) in unison. This is hardly an isolated incident. These are the very fans who firebombed their own stadium when they signed two Muslim players. Yet they are the exception in a largely inclusive Israeli football. Clubs like Hapoel and Maccabi spearhead efforts to promote Arab-Israeli unity. Now players like Biram Kayal and Abbas Suan regularly appear in the Israeli team. And everyone is inspired to do more, ashamed and astonished by the antics of Beitar. Israel's experience shows the two sides of how sport, and in particular football, can tackle racism. I believe there has been a two pronged-approach, which I would term 'integration by inclusion' and 'integration by reflection'. The first is re ...
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Mourinho surprised Terry called time on England career
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his captain John Terry may have acted too hastily in deciding to make himself unavailable for the England team. The 32-year-old defender, capped 78 times for the national team, retired from internationals a year ago after a racism row involving Anton Ferdinand, brother of his long-term England team mate Rio. Despite being cleared in a court of law of using racist insults, Terry was charged by the Football Association and subsequently banned for four games last September by which time he had already withdrawn his services for England. ...
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English FA says no evidence England fans abused Ferdinand brothers after complaint to FIFA
Fox News - almost 4 years
The English Football Association says it has found no video evidence of racist chanting by England fans against Rio and Anton Ferdinand after a complaint was made to FIFA.
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QPR loans Ferdinand to Bursaspor
Fox News - about 4 years
QPR revealed Tuesday that the club has sent defender Anton Ferdinand on loan to Turkish side Bursaspor for the remainder of the season.Ferdinand, who joined QPR from Sunderland in 2011, has struggled to maintain the sublime form that he captured last term
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QPR defender Anton Ferdinand targeted by Bursaspor as Hull go for striker DJ Campbell
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand is a target for Turkish side Bursaspor. Hull want to sign QPR's DJ Campbell, 31, after Cardiff moved to buy their first target, Fraizer Campbell of Sunderland, for £650,000.
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Ferdinand brothers say recent racism cases expose 'deep divisions' in English soccer
Fox News - over 4 years
Brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand criticized the recent attempts of England soccer leaders to combat racism in the wake of a series of high-profile cases, saying Wednesday it exposes the "deep divisions" that still exist in the sport.
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Buck's apology to Ferdinand and his family piles pressure on captain Terry
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Chelsea apologised to Anton Ferdinand and his family on Saturday as Bruce Buck defended the decision not to strip John Terry of the club captaincy.
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FA Reveal Reasons for JT Ban
98FM - over 4 years
The FA has published its reasons for John Terry’s four game ban and 220 thousand pounds fine – it’s a 60 page document. The Chelsea captain was handed the suspension following the FA charge that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. The report today says it’s accepted by everyone involved that John Terry is [...]
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Ferdinand reveals hate campaign
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand reveals he was subjected to a hate campaign in connection with John Terry's racist abuse case.
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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Villas-Boas says Terry a massive loss for England
Yahoo News - over 4 years
* Terry is a player of "unbelievable talent" * Villas-Boas backs former skipper 100 percent (Adds more quotes) LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - John Terry's decision to quit the England team is a massive loss, said Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas before adding he supports the defender despite the FA finding him guilty of racial abuse on Thursday. Villas-Boas was in the early days of his short reign at Chelsea when his skipper Terry clashed with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand last October. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anton Ferdinand
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    On 27 August 2016, Ferdinand signed for Southend United on a one-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details Ferdinand was a regular selection for England's Under-21 side, having made his début in a 3–1 win over Ukraine at the Riverside Stadium on 17 August 2004.
    Reading announced on 9 May 2016, that Ferdinand would leave Reading when his contract expired at the end of June 2016.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Ferdinand did not make his Reading debut until 4 November 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He had been side-lined with a hamstring injury but played the first half in a 3–0 home win against Rotherham United.
    On 11 August 2014, Ferdinand signed a two-year deal with Reading on a free transfer.
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    The next week, he arrived in Bangkok to sign for Police United on 18 June 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He and Teeratep Winothai were unveiled as new Police United signings in a press conference on 20 June and he said former QPR team-mate Jay Bothroyd, who plays for Muangthong United convinced him to move to Thailand. The BBC later reported that the move had fallen through and that Ferdinand was in advanced negotiations with Championship side Reading with the CEO of Police United, Samrit Bunditkitsada, being part of a consortium which bought a 90% stake in the English club in July.
    Ferdinand was heavily linked with a move to Police United of the Thai Premier League during the summer of 2014.
    More Details Hide Details However, Ferdinand denied reports that a deal to join Police United had been completed.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    On 9 August 2013, Ferdinand was released by Queens Park Rangers in an effort to cut costs having been relegated to The Championship.
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    At the end of the 2013–2014 season he was released by Antalyaspor.
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    On 14 August 2013, Ferdinand signed for Turkish team Antalyaspor on a three-year contract.
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    In January 2013, after struggling for a first-team place with QPR, Ferdinand joined Turkish club Bursaspor on loan until the end of the season.
    More Details Hide Details Ferdinand played seven games for Bursaspor helping them to fourth place in the 2012–13 Super League and a qualifying position in the 2013–14 Europa League.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    In September 2012, after a four-day hearing, he was found guilty, banned for four games and fined £220,000.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    On 31 August 2011, Sunderland accepted a bid from Queens Park Rangers for Ferdinand.
    More Details Hide Details The transfer was confirmed on 1 September. He made his debut on 12 September, playing the full 90 minutes, alongside Danny Gabbidon in a 0–0 draw with Newcastle United at Loftus Road. On 23 October, in a match between QPR and Chelsea, Ferdinand alleged racial abuse by Chelsea captain, John Terry, claiming Terry called him a "fucking black cunt" during the game; a claim denied by Terry. On 1 November, the Metropolitan Police announced a formal investigation into the allegations. On 1 February 2012 at Westminster Magistrates Court, Terry was accused of a racially aggravated public order offence in relation to the game at Loftus Road on 23 October. He entered a not-guilty plea and stood trial on 9 July. On 13 July, after a four-day trial, Terry was acquitted. In July, following the court hearing Terry was charged by The Football Association with "using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Ferdinand and which included a reference to colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E32".
  • 2010
    Age 25
    Ferdinand fell out of favour with new manager Steve Bruce and first team opportunities became limited and he was not initially given a squad number for the 2010–11 Premier League season as loan-signing John Mensah was given Ferdinand's number 5 shirt, but was later given number 29.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    Following captain Dean Whitehead's departure to Stoke City in July 2009, Nyron Nosworthy took Whitehead's vacated number 6 jersey and Ferdinand switched from number 26 to number 5.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    Ferdinand made a promising start to his Sunderland career in a partnership formed with Danny Collins but Sunderland's poor results at the start of the 2008–09 season saw Keane experiment with several different back four line-ups resulting in Ferdinand being in and out of the side.
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    On 27 August 2008, Ferdinand signed for Sunderland for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details Sunderland manager Roy Keane also stated after the signing of Ferdinand that he viewed him as a future England International.
    His last goal for West Ham was against Fulham on 12 January 2008, scoring in the 69th minute to put West Ham 2–1 ahead, which proved to be the winning goal.
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  • 2007
    Age 22
    Ferdinand was selected to be part of the England squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in the Netherlands, and given the number 5 shirt.
    More Details Hide Details Going into the tournament whilst recovering from an injury, he made only one appearance, as substitute, in the semi-final against the hosts. The match finished 1–1 after extra time, and in the penalty shootout which followed, he scored one and missed one as the Netherlands won 13–12. This was his final U21 appearance. Ferdinand is also eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland national team through his mother and the St. Lucian national team through his father. Ferdinand is a Christian. He is the brother of former footballer Rio Ferdinand. He is the cousin of Les Ferdinand, a former Queens Park Rangers striker, and Kane Ferdinand, a midfielder for Dagenham & Redbridge. In October 2006, Ferdinand was arrested on assault charges following a fracas outside a nightclub in Ilford. He was charged in November 2006. He appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 12 November 2007 charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray, arising from this incident. It was alleged that Ferdinand had punched Emile Walker. In his defence, Ferdinand said he had feared he was going to be robbed of his £64,000 watch and was defending himself. On 20 November 2007, Ferdinand was acquitted as the jury accepted he was acting in self-defence.
    In March 2007 it was revealed that Ferdinand had been fined two weeks' wages (estimated at £45,000) for lying about his whereabouts.
    More Details Hide Details Ferdinand told the club he needed to go to the Isle of Wight to visit his grandmother when in fact, he went to South Carolina to celebrate his 22nd birthday. West Ham lost the following game to relegation rivals Charlton Athletic 0–4.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    In the 2006 FA Cup Final against Liverpool in Cardiff, Ferdinand fell to his knees after missing the decisive penalty in the shoot out.
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    Ferdinand won the Premier League Player of the Month award in January 2006 following his brother Rio to become the first brothers to win the award.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 20
    At the end of July 2005, Ferdinand signed a three-year contract extension with the club.
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  • 2004
    Age 19
    In the 2004–05 season, he cemented his first team place with several key performances including scoring the opening goal, and his first for West Ham, on the final day of the season as West Ham beat Watford 2–1 at Vicarage Road to make the play-offs.
    More Details Hide Details In the Final Ferdinand was a member of the team which beat Preston 1–0, earning them promotion back into the Premier League after an absence of two years.
  • 2003
    Age 18
    He was handed his first team debut, by manager Glenn Roeder, in August 2003 when he started the 2–1 victory at Preston North End on the 2003–04 season's opening day.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to feature in 26 games that season.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    Ferdinand joined West Ham aged nine signing a three-year contract in the summer of 2002.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Age 0
    Born on February 18, 1985.
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