Celebrities join Ferdinand at book launch

Before Rio Ferdinand’s book launch at the exclusive Hospital Club in Covent Garden, he signed 1,000 copies of Rio: My Decade as a Red in just 45 minutes.

An array of popular personalties joined the 34-year-old defender to celebrate his new book. It reflects on Ferdinand’s time at Old Trafford.

Footballing stars Ian Wright, John Barnes, Sol Campbell and Anton Ferdinand joined the likes of Vernon Kay, James Nesbitt and Rachel Riley.

Speaking at the event, Rio said:

“I’ve had ten amazing years at Manchester United and this book has given me a chance to look back all the highs and lows, and remember all the people I have met along the way. I had a great time recalling so many momentous occasions and I’m sure fans will enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed compiling it.”

Rio: My Decade as a Red is a visual celebration of Rio Ferdinand’s phenomenal football career, presenting his own comments and perspective on the key moments of his life both on and off the pitch. Published by Bonnier Books and on the shelves on August 9th, it includes more 200 images with a season-by-season account of the player’s time at Manchester United, special interactive content, interviews with celebrities and reflections on Rio’s career from team mates.

The book release coincides with Rio’s testimonial match at Old Trafford, also on August 9th. Learn how to win a signed copy via SN.

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