Rio’s stand out memory

 

Sport, Football, pic: 1997, Rio Ferdinand, West Ham United  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Sport, Football, pic: 1997, Rio Ferdinand, West Ham United (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Emotional Rio Ferdinand has recalled his time at the Boleyn and is going to miss the birthplace of his professional career.

With the countdown shortening on the Boleyn, the club’s famous son has recalled just how much the place means to him.

Speaking to whufc.com the former central defender said: “My debut has to be my stand out memory, I remember coming out, standing on the touchline with Harry Redknapp, it was the stuff of dreams.

I envisaged it for a couple of years before it happened, but until it happens, you’re never really sure if you’re ever going to get there.

I’ve got loads of memories here; it’s a beautiful place to play football.

It hasn’t got long left, I’ve always liked being able to see the flats above the stand, but yes, great memories.”

 

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