Sir Les. Perpetual scorer of goals. Habitual feather ruffler of defenders. All round gentleman.

QPR – 1987-1995

Returning to QPR at the beginning of the 1989/90 season, Ferdinand made nine appearances for the club in the old first division.

It was in the 1992/93 season (and the launch of the premier league) that Ferdinand made a name for himself. Scoring 20 goals in 37 games helping QPR finish fifth in the league.

After 163 games and 80 goals whilst at Loftus Road, and links with many of the top five clubs, Ferdinand was sold to Newcastle United.

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Newcastle united – 1995-1997

Ferdinand joined the 'Magpies' for £6 million, double what the club originally offered QPR some three seasons prior.

In his first season in the north east, Ferdinand scored 29 goals. The 1995/96 season proving to be one of the most famous in premier league history.

After scoring 50 goals in just 84 appearances for the club, Ferdinand was sold to ‘free-up’ funds for Dalglish. He left the club being affectionately known as ‘Sir Les’.

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Tottenham Hotspur – 1997-2003

From the North East to North London – Ferdinand was sold to the club he supported as a boy. In 1997 Les was bought by Tottenham Hotspur for £6 million.

Despite his first season being hampered by injuries, his partnership with Klinsmann saved the club from relegation.

In 1999, Ferdinand helped spurs win the league cup – defeating Leicester City 1-0 in the final. However, injuries continued to get in the way in the ‘99 season.

The following two seasons at spurs saw Ferdinand go on to score 35 goals for the club. He was also the scorer of the ten thousandth goal in premier league history – against Fulham.

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West Ham United – 2003

In 2003, having fallen out of favour at spurs, under Hoddle due to the arrival of a young Robbie Keane from Leeds united – Ferdinand joined west ham for an undisclosed fee.

The arrival of the striker could not save the club from relegation that season. He played 14 times for the club, scoring just twice.

Leicester City – 2003-2004

Ferdinand remained in the premier league by signing for newly promoted Leicester City on a free transfer. He scored 12 goals in 29 games at the ripe old age of 37.

Reading – 2005

After limited opportunities at bolton, Ferdinand joined reading in January of the 2005 season. Like bolton, the veteran striker played just twelve times and scoring once.

Watford – 2005-2006

Ferdinand joined Watford for the 2005/06 season on non-contract terms. However he did not play a single competitive game. He left the club at the end of the season. This time, only to retire.

International Career

Ferdinand made his debut for England in 1993, scoring the sixth goal against San Marino at Wembley stadium.

Ferdinand was a part of Terry Venables’ Euro’s squad, scoring against Bulgaria at Wembley, in a friendly ahead of the summer tournament.

He was also apart of Hoddle’s England squad for the 1998 FIFA world cup in France. Overall, he was was capped 17 times for England, scoring five goals.

443 Games.
184 Goals.
King of Acton.

Sir Les, we salute you.

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