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Rio to play at the Boleyn Ground one last time

RioFormer son of West Ham, Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he has been asked to play at Mark Noble’s testimonial at Easter.

Speaking on his official twitter Rio said: “Just been asked to play in Mark Noble testimonial, to play at Upton Park for the last time ever, such a special place,special fans

Originally scouted by Frank Lampard senior, Rio progressed through the West Ham youth team ranks, earning a professional contract and a place in the first team squad in the process. On 5th May 1996, he made his senior team debut, as he came on as a substitute for Tony Cottee in the Hammers’ last game of the season, a 1–1 home draw against Sheffield Wednesday. During the 1997–98 season, Ferdinand won the Hammer of the Year award at the young age of 19.

In November 2000 he joined Leeds for £18m after playing 127 times for the Hammers.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter