How tall is Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

English, former professional footballer who played for West Ham United and Manchester United and won 81 caps for the England National Team. In his biography, he described himself once as being "a 6ft 3ins black bloke with braids"

How tall is Rio Ferdinand
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I'm 6ft 2in and when I was playing I was 13st 5lb (85kg). Now I'm 15st 12lb (101kg)
-- Daily Mail (2018)

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Average Guess (45 Votes)
6ft 3.21in (191cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Aug/19
Its already the fact that Rio had at least 2cm on 6'2.75" David de Gea. If going by listing Rio is 6'3.5". 6'4 Pique had Rio by a cm maybe 1/2" at most.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Aug/19
@Importer
It's very possible
Importer said on 15/Aug/19
6’4” morning?
Canson said on 13/Aug/19
@Junior: proportionately he may look that. But in pics with other 6’3 guys he looks 6’3”
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Aug/19
Still strongly feel that Rio a low i would still rule out 191.5cm. Rio is under listed by a solid 1cm. It Rob decided to upgrade Rio at 6'3 1/4 it's fine but only a few mm under listed but 6'3 1/2 its more accurate and juts 1/8 shine of it at his low. Flat 6'3 is zero chance this low when see Henry Thierry and John Terry both with Rio.
K.A 188 ! said on 9/Aug/19
@Hilar tr
I really doubt if Van persie is only 6 foot he always looked 184-186 range to me not below that .Especially when standing close to Henry.
Rory said on 6/Aug/19
Who said Van Persie is 6 foot anyway ? I've always thought of him as a 6ft1 range sort of guy. Id be amazed if he was under 184. 185 seems likely for him.
Canson said on 5/Aug/19
He definitely looks 6’3 range above. Not less. Perhaps 191 actually
Hilal tr said on 4/Aug/19
Hey Rob , He struggles to look over 6'2 with 6'0 Robin Van persie
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Editor Rob
yeah sometimes he has looked shorter than 6ft 3 range, but most of the time seems somewhere in 6ft 3 range.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Aug/19
Zero chances shorter than 6'3 1/2 Jurgen Klopp.
Matthew V said on 28/Jul/19
Spot on,6'3 1/2
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jul/19
@K.A
I doubt that he's not height aware, otherwise he wouldn't describe himself as 6'3" in his biography.
K.A 188 said on 19/Jul/19
He was being way to modest...
I mean he is obviously in the strong 6ft3 range yet claiming 6ft2, anyways it shows that he is not height awared.
Editor Rob
Always a chance the 6ft 2 claim was a journalistic mistake.

Some typo's will creap through now and again. 😏
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Jun/19
Click Here 2cm taller than 190cm David De Gea. He looks 6'3 1/2 like i argue from the past. Click Here Click Here solid 2" on 6'1.5" John Terry. Click Here 2" Click Here Rio had a solid 2" on 6'1.5" Thierry Henry. Click Here Click Here 2.5" on 6'1 Cristiano Ronaldo
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/May/19
His 222lbss claim was ty. Because he never look to be a 220 guy. More towards a muscular 205 now and peak about 185. Rob Delaney, Zachary Levi and Rio were the three most tallest 6'3 guy in this site.
James Brett 172cm said on 28/Apr/19
Rob on WIKI he’s listed at 6’2 189cm
Editor Rob
6ft 2.5 (189cm) should be the proper terminology rather than 6ft 2 (189) though....Wiki is edited by anybody...the link is dead, but This is the page from where the 189cm comes from.

But then 6ft 2 Rio is taller than 6ft 3 'Wiki' listed David Haye, so it's not that simple to give all the publicised heights 😉
Canson said on 27/Apr/19
I think Rob lists him perfectly. His proportions may make him appear taller than he is
Canson said on 25/Apr/19
@KA188: that’s a very good estimate. I’d say 190.5 honestly 6’3 flat
Canson said on 25/Apr/19
@KA188: that’s a very good estimate. I’d say best case he’s a solid 6’3” at a low 190.5
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Apr/19
The worst i would believe Rio 6'4 out of bed and creep into bed at night at 6'3.25". There is solid 6cm between Cristiano and Rio and sometimes look 7cm. Cristiano i wouldn't go under 185cm. So average guess is still acceptable but not the Daily Mail wrongly described him saying 6'2.
K.A 188 said on 25/Apr/19
192.3 out of bed and 190 absolute lowest he is similar to Pogba.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Apr/19
Rob, he could have mean that he was 6'2 in his late teens when he play? Maybe he grow a little over an inch then.
Editor Rob
He's talking about his playing days...I mean there is always the chance the person transcribing put down 2 instead of 3.

Such things can happen.

For instance, anybody who reads google news might notice more big sites over the years also throw up articles about how old/tall certain people are.

This one Here mentioned Kit "stands at 5’8″ tall, or 172 cm, according to Celeb Heights."

Now everybody knows he's been sitting on 5ft 7 for a few years now, so little mistakes can creep in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/19
A little over this, Rob?
Editor Rob
6ft 3.25 possible...his latest quote, which I added makes no sense - claiming 6ft 2! Could be a case of him saying 6ft 3 but a mistake occurred, surprised if he really gave 6ft 2. He's being more than modest there...
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Jan/19
People can see the truth Rio easily look everywhere taller than all 6'3 listed actors and other sportsman listed here. I'm not surprise he round down 1/2 inch from 192cm or worst he measure 191.5cm at his low. A 185cm Cristiano Ronaldo just doesn't look just 2" shorter than him more like a solid 2.5" and legit 6'1 1/2 Thierry Henry look exactly 2" lower than Rio.
Canson said on 20/Nov/18
@Junior: I think he’s just lanky like Peter Crouch which makes him appear taller than he is. He looks 6’3 imho
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Jul/18
Rio was a guest stars in one episode of the korean variety show Running Man look an inch shorter than 6'4 1/2 Lee Kwang Soo. Click Here Lee wasn't standing straight but an inch taller in the clip which have remove youtube. Rio is every chance to be 6'3 1/2.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Jun/18
Click Here: 2" taller than 6'1.5" John Terry and more picture could be search on google. I still in faith Rio is 6'3.5".
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Jun/18
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover Because he isn't under it and always make his team member look 1/2 inch under Rob listing. You should see him with 6'4 Gerard Pique they can look very near in height at most Rio is 1/2 shorter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/18
This guy rarely looks shorter than 6ft3
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Apr/18
Really look 6'3.5" with 6'1.5" Henry Thierry, 6'1 Cristiano Ronaldo and 6'2 Tamer Hassan. 6'3 too low.
Ozzym9 said on 20/Feb/18
Listed 6’2 everywhere
Junior Hernandez said on 5/Feb/18
@Canson

I don't think Rio is anything under 191cm and Pique i bet a few mm over 6'3.5" like at least a full 192cm. Rio worth an upgrade 1/4 here. Strange that Thierry Henry look as low as flat 186cm with him.
Canson said on 3/Feb/18
Actually Wiki lists him 6’2”. That’s a surprise if he’s that low. Hell I’d be surprised if he’s 6’2.5. I guess 6’2.75 is possible for any 6’3” guy but he doesn’t look that low imho
Canson said on 3/Feb/18
He’s got very long limbs for a 6’3” guy. He could very well be 6’3.25 at a low
Canson said on 15/Jan/18
@Junior: After looking you could be right but I would go more toward the 6’3.25 mark. Pique 6’3.5 prob. Maybe he’s 6’4 out of bed. I think he may edge Davis. I had Davis as 6’3” minimum as he looked about 1 maybe 1.5” shorter but seeing how the combine measurements that year were 3/8-1/2” taller than senior day measurement for others in that class I can say he isn’t more than a full 6’3” maybe 6’2 7/8.
Jim Hopper said on 14/Jan/18
I saw him several times in House of Frasers Manchester. I really didnt think he was quite 6-3
Editor Rob
My Father used to work for House of Fraser. I have memories of being dragged into Glasgow to go shopping in their store.
I'm surprised he looked a weak 6ft 3!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/17
Out of bed: 192.87cm
Before bed: 190.73cm
Junior said on 12/Dec/17
@Canson @Rory

We cannot denied there is under 0.5" between Pique and Rio. I would rule 0.7-1cm between them. To be precise that Pique should be solid 6'3.65-6'3.85 range just tiny bit weak 6'4 and Rio look at least 6'3.5" with Cristiano and 6'0.75" Zidane had right on 1/4 shorter than Cristiano. 6'3 is really not enough and 6'5.75" Anthony Joshua look at most 2.25" taller than Rio. I would rule out absolute lowest 191.5cm for Rio and he also had 2 inch on 6'1.5" Thierry Henry so he can't be only 6'3. There is really min 6cm or few mm over between Cristiano and Rio.

Click Here: Henry and Rio.

Click Here: Cristiano and Rio.
Mark said on 2/Dec/17
Never below 1.91 even at night dude always look 2.5 taller than strong 6’1 (1.85) cristiano maybe even 1.92 so people saying 1.89 and even 6’2? Like wtf wrong with u guys
Canson said on 30/Nov/17
@Junior: Rio may be similar to Vernon Davis 6’3-6’3.25 somewhere in between. Or could be a solid 191 guy like Conan was peak. It’s possible that renaldo dips below 6’1” at his low to maybe 6’0 7/8 and that Rio has him by 2.25ish-2.5ish
Rory said on 29/Nov/17
I don't know about 6ft3.5 really, but I think 6ft3 or 6ft3.25 is his range. Not below that.
Junior said on 7/Nov/17
@JEFFERS

I would say absolute lowest is 6'3.5" for Rio and 6'1 for Cristiano is fine. 190.5-191cm is not enough for Rio and we all know that.
JEFFERS said on 6/Nov/17
@Junior, I think there's more than enough photographic evidence to suggest a 2.5" advantage in Rio's favour. We know Ronaldo is a legit 6'1" nowadays. For every photo of Rio looking 6'3" there's another 10 photos to point him towards 6'3.5". Check out my last link with Rio with a legit 5'9" Rooney in matching shoes on perfectly even ground, and decide whether there's only a 6" height difference!
Junior said on 6/Nov/17
Rio had 3' on 6'1 Cristiano. If Rio is 6'3 then Cristiano is 6'0.

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JEFFERS said on 5/Nov/17
Click Here See 6.5" height difference
JEFFERS said on 5/Nov/17
Rob, Rio Ferdinand is 6'3.5" no word of a lie. I have googled pictures of Wayne Rooney and David Beckham who we know are legit 5'9" and 5'11" guys. With Wayne they are stood directly side by side with dress shoes on an even red carpet and Wayne barely reaches the bottom of Rio's nose. That is easily a 6.5" difference. Likewise with Beckham who reaches about the centre of his eyes.....a 4.5" difference. The problem is I'm struggling to upload these images to this site, but if you or anyone can google this info and look in images you can see for yourself. If there's one person on this site who needs an upgrade its Rio. My theory is his extreme low is 6'3 and for very much of the day he holds 6'3.5" getting out of bed at near enough scraping 6'4" (which incidentally there are also a few reports of him being put at).
Editor Rob: I think 6ft 3.25 is arguable
Rory said on 3/Nov/17
Great example of a solid 6ft 3, I've seen him up close too.
Junior said on 14/Oct/17
@Roy said on 20/Sep/17

If Rio is 6'2 therefore David Beckham must be 5'9.5" and Gerard Pique be like 6'2.5" what a joke..
hardguy said on 7/Oct/17
I wonder how will he do beside Rusell Westbrook. Imo is a legit 6'3
Roy said on 20/Sep/17
Saw him today at Waterloo station I'm 6ft 1 seemed 6ft 2 maybe 6ft 2 tops.
Junior said on 18/Aug/17
David James was listed 6'4.5 on many site. James doesn't look a proper full inch taller than Rio when they stand close together. I did still believe 6'3.5" will Rio real height when standing tall. But not over 192cm.
jessman said on 17/Aug/17
6'3 flat at night. Too far below Van Der Sar to be 6'4.
Canson said on 16/Aug/17
@Thereel: well I respect your opinion there. He actually to me looks a better 6'3" than almost all the others listed here.
TheReel said on 16/Aug/17
Rio Ferdinand is under 6'3" for sure and quite comfortably I might add as well not just by mere MM I'm talking about CM
Canson said on 15/Aug/17
I'd say no less than 6'3" Thereel but yea def not 6'4 or near it either
TheReel said on 14/Aug/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/17
Proportionally he looks like a 6ft3-4 guy

no. He has the proportions of a 6'2-6'3 guy which is what he is,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/17
A tad over this, Rob?
Editor Rob: at times he can seem 6ft 3 and a little fraction.
Canson said on 13/Aug/17
He claimed 6'3". Maybe he's 6'3.25ish 6'4 out of bed
Junior said on 13/Aug/17
He maybe 6'3.5" get under listed at 6'2-6'3 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/17
Proportionally he looks like a 6ft3-4 guy
Jakob said on 4/Aug/17
Always looked a strong 6 ft 3.
S.J.H said on 19/Jul/17
Flat 6'3 here is impossible. I'm telling truth he look strong 6'3 like 6'3.25-3.5 in between.
Canson said on 19/Jul/17
He for sure is not sub 6'3". But debate is whether he's over the mark. He has proportions of someone in the 6'3-6'5 range which makes him appear taller than he really is
Ly said on 18/Jul/17
Rob please check the photos of him and cristiano Ronaldo and tell me if it is just 2 inches
Editor Rob: he can look a big 2 inches taller, in the past when Ronaldo was young even a bit near 3 inches...but Ronaldo I think 19-20 did get a final little bit of height.
Ronaldo said on 27/Jun/17
6ft 3.1in
Canson said on 20/Jun/17
@SJH he could be that.
James B said on 19/Jun/17
Textbook 6'3
S.J.H said on 19/Jun/17
Rio is not under 6cm taller than 6'1 Cristiano. Should get a little boost at 6'3.25
Canson said on 18/Jun/17
@Ly maybe he's strong 6'3". He looks very tall honestly. The more and more I see he never looks under 6'3
Ly said on 17/Jun/17
If he really is just 6ft3 than ronaldo has to be shorter than 6ft1 because he always looked 2-3 inches shorter than rio
Canson said on 17/Jun/17
If pique is a hair taller (he can appear it) then it makes sense. Pique may be 6'3.5-.75 is how he appears tops and Rio could be 6'2.75-6'3 like Christian said. Even if he falls within the 1/4" at his lowest evening like 6'2 7/8 I still consider that legit enough a 6'3"
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 17/Jun/17
@Ly

I didn't change anything. I said that he's not anything under 189 worst case scenario. His typical night height is no less than 190, but may dip under it if extreme lowest.

Afternoon: 6'3"
Usual low: 6'2 7/8"
Extreme low: 6'2 5/8"
Gladstone screwer said on 17/Jun/17
Top player was Rio. He was always listed at 6'4" when we had him at West Ham.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/17
He'd have an easy 1in on Murray…
S.J.H said on 16/Jun/17
Worse case of the 6'2 and 6'2.5 listing it still going on on other site. Lol
Bazza said on 16/Jun/17
@christian - i have even seen him listed at 6'2 flat a few times but he is clearly taller than that.he always looked taller than other 6'2 guys. Any photos out there of Rio and Andy Murray? would be an interesting comparison.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/17
Rio Ferdinand is probably one of the best examples I can think of of a proper 6'3 guy. Always looks it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/17
6ft2½ is definitely lowballing him…
Ly said on 16/Jun/17
@Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8)
Why you changing thoughts so quickly
Did you see pictures of him with other measured players
He is minimum 191 imo and he can look 192 with Henry,Ronaldo etc.
175 cm said on 16/Jun/17
The link didn't work. So here it is:
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Ferdinand 6ft 2.5
Pique 6ft 4.25
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 16/Jun/17
I wonder why he was listed only as 189 during his career. He didn't dip under 189 for sure even in his extreme low, and his usual low is probably not under 190.
S.J.H said on 16/Jun/17
6'3-1/4 would be best fit for Rio Ferdinand. He look shaky on the 6'3 mark like he can stand at his tallest at 6'3.5 but came down at a solid 6'3.25 range, Pique i start to believe stand tall closer to 6'4 but little bit of weak 6'4 maybe only the posture of busting a gut he look clearing 6'4 in the morning. But really not full inch taller than Rio it's like 0.5 range between them. Rio had very good posture most of time but also stand loose at times. Rob should consider a 0.25 upgrade for Rio. Anyway thanks rob for adding him!

Ferdinand 191cm - lowest
Pique 192.4cm - lowest
Canson said on 15/Jun/17
He looks a legit 6'3
Koreanorigin188cm said on 15/Jun/17
6 ft 3 sounds about right with him.
175 cm said on 15/Jun/17
Looks his 6ft 2 range claim next to 6ft 4 Pique.
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Bazza said on 15/Jun/17
Glad to see rio gets a page.i have always thought solid 6'3 guy, seen him with people like David Haye and he is clearly taller.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jun/17
Spot on, a good example of a legit 6'3 flat guy.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 15/Jun/17
His professional 189cm listing is legitimate. I don't think he's anything under 189 worst case.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/17
191/192cm range.
Nick92 said on 15/Jun/17
Rob hes taller than Vernon kay who is listed 6ft4
Ly said on 15/Jun/17
He always looks more than 2 inches taller than Ronaldo
Check their pictures
He's gotta be taller than this
Borats Chicken said on 15/Jun/17
amazing player, I sorry for his lost..poor lad..
World Citizen said on 15/Jun/17
On other sites he's listed as 6 ft 2.5
ma said on 15/Jun/17
Great Rob that you decide to add more footballer !
This guy looks huge, I always think that he was very modest in his claim; but he could be around 191 cm
Rory said on 15/Jun/17
Solid 6ft3 guy. More likely a strong one than a weak one imo. I've seen him up close and he stood out as being tall.

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