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QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire at the end of the season

The former England captain and the Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has announced to retire from football at the end of the season during his interview with Jonathan Ross’s Show on ITV, reports the Independent.

The 35-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Loftus Road since joining QPR on a free transfer from Manchester United at the end of last season. But now, the center-back has revealed on the Jonathon Ross show that he may retire at the conclusion of the current season.

He said: “I probably think the end of this season. I think you get to a time where you kind of start understanding your body and the strains playing football is putting your body through, going out and training every day.

“I’m not fearful of retirement, I’m looking forward to it, I can see some good stuff, hopefully, happening ahead.”

Ferdinand is one of the most highly rated defenders in english football history, has made 81 appearances for England while feature more than 300 times for his former club Manchester United.

During his 12 years at Old Trafford, Ferdinand won six Premier League titles, one Champions League title and won FA Cup championship.

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