Rio Ferdinand: My family values

By: Juliet
On: Friday, 21 November, 2014

The QPR footballer and former England player talks about his gutsy Supermum and how his relationship with his dad grew strong after his parents split

I was named after the Rio Grande, which means Great River. My mum, Janice, thought that sounded good. I Apparently, would have been called Giovanna if I’d been a girl. Gio instead of Rio! Mum was only 17 when she had me, but she was a strong girl. Her Irish mum walked out on the family home in Bermondsey when she was eight. She was one of six kids, but they all mucked in to help …read more

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