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 (103 Votes)
6ft 3.21in (191cm)
mark thompson said on 17/Sep/23
he’s proportioned very very well it’s easy to mistake him for even taller, absolute textbook 6ft 3 guy. hes got the face of someone very quick witted and bantery.
181cmguy said on 1/Sep/23
@Rob, what's the height difference between these two here?

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Rio holds up really well, Pique's hair is helping him look taller, which he might be but not a full inch imo. Perhaps Ferdinand is due a 1/4 upgrade and Pique a 1/4 downgrade?
Editor Rob
They looked within 1cm of each other. Whether some posture or footwear difference is present, is another matter.
Cold Water said on 8/May/23
189 cm
oren metser said on 1/May/23
I guess Ferdinand could legitimately near 6'4 in the morning (1.92m-1.93m).

Nethertheless, I'm a little on the fence with regards to giving him 1.93m or a full 6'4 in the morning

. Midday to afternoon mark would bring him , IMO, to 6'3.5 or so. Sometime in the evening or night height/absolute low would roughly be 1.91m .

He could easily deserve an upgrade , from my observation to maybe 6'3 and a half (1.92m).

Oddly, on Google he is listed as 6'2 or 1.88m , which definitely seems like an underlisting.
oren metser said on 29/Apr/23
Pretty much spot on! I'd even upgrade approximately another 0.25 inches 6'3.5 or even almost 6'4 or weak 6'4. 6'3.5 seems plausible
Strong 181 said on 31/Jan/23
About the same height as Pogba. There is a pic of them on Rio’s insta. Both at least legit 191 guys who will never dip below 190,5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/23
Rio could really be a 6ft3 and change guy. I’d believe 6ft3½ over 6ft2 any day
Canson said on 28/Dec/22
He’s def 6’3” but he has proportions that make him appear taller I don’t rule out that he could dip under if he did claim 6’2 (6’2.75 is worst case at his low). But he’s not 6’2”. He can really pass for over 6’3” in some cases
Alex1.1 said on 27/Dec/22
Odd he stated 6.2ft and he is 6.3 on the guesses? He looks a strong 6 2 or a weak 6.3
Daniel Lee 173 cm said on 26/Dec/22
He is 6'2 in his dreams
stiggles said on 20/Aug/22
No more than 6ft 2..
Rory said on 17/Aug/22
No chance he's under 6ft3. 6ft3.25 is more likely than 6ft2.5. Solid 6ft3 guy,6ft2 is either a misquote or a deliberate round down. I'd probably rule out 6ft3.5 as well though. I've seen Rio up close twice and he's a big imposing guy,tall and well built.
Max Francis said on 2/Jul/22
Rio actual said he is 6ft 2in, however most on this blog are giving him 6ft 3in (yes morning height I agree). He and Idris Elba are exactly the same height. I'd say he's 6ft 2 1/2in most of the day.
Fredd1 said on 16/Jun/22
Looking at old team photos he’s the tallest in nearly every photo, some pics not looking far off David James. I would say a strong 6’3 maybe even 6’3 and a half in prime
rlheight5'11 said on 14/Jun/22
I recall rio describing footballers on the pitch as big guys. He forgets his own height lol.
Alexyy said on 28/May/22
Jake Humphrey's Height
6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm) always looks taller than Rio on BT Sports! Jake does wear big shoes with massive heels though!
Eric W Tam said on 27/May/22
Click Here YouTuber BFordLancer claims to be 6'3 in a video and here he doesn't even look 6'0 with Rio. DEAD.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/22
I think a fraction over 6ft3 is likelier than under. Hits 6ft4 out of bed
Andrey200 said on 12/Apr/22
He's a candidate for 191.5
IceCold said on 31/Mar/22
Would be suprise if he'd be 189 cm as officially listed. Thought he looked a strong 6'3
recapa said on 30/Oct/21
i still think that desereves a 1/4 update he always seemed like a strong 191 guy and pique had him by 1 at most at their utd days and he is a strong 192 guy and he had cristiano by at least 6cm who we all can agree is a strong 185 guy.
Canson said on 22/Oct/21
@Rampage: I’m close with my estimate. I’d say 192.4 and 190.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Oct/21
Solid 191cm guy and wakes up 193cm
saltyfish177cm said on 3/Oct/21
Big Rob, how tall does Khabib look here facing off with Rio? Click Here
Editor Rob
Tricky to say in the face-off with Rio lowering head a bit. From the clip, the guy doesn't look near 5ft 10 though
Canson said on 20/Sep/21
@Johno: yea he’s not under 6’3
Johno said on 18/Sep/21
RJT said on 14/Aug/20
@Editor Rob

Who do you think has greater chance to be under 190cm mark between Rio, prime Rock and Chris Hemsworth? these guys have been commented to be under 6'3 by themselves or others.

Proportionately, don't you agree that Rock and Chris can be that? Rio looks like legit 6'3, even the average guess puts him at 6'3.25 similar to Liam Hemsworth.
Editor Rob
Don't think any of them were really under 6ft 3 much. I mean after a long day, a bit under 6ft 3 isn't impossible for them.

Ferdinand, hands down. Ferdinand could simply have a relaxing and lazy day and get measured at 6'3.

Hemsworth, could measure 6'3 after weeks of yoga classes.

The Rock could measure 6'3 if he got him some nice fancy wrestling boots.
Johno said on 18/Sep/21
Ferdinand might be one of those rare cases where his official height might be underlisted him or he was rounded down at 6'2.

I have seen him with Ian Wright, who is seems to be about ~0.25-inches taller than Rob in their comparison and was listed at 5'9 and the difference seems near 6-inches or 6-inches, so he looks around 6'2.5-6'3 with the likes of Wright and Ronaldo and some others and he has nearly 5-inches on Beckham.

recapa said on 15/Sep/21
191-191.5 before bed and 193-193.5 out of bed.
Football fan said on 6/Sep/21
The man looks 6'3 1/2", he towered over cr7. 6'3" flat always seemed too low to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jun/21
His brother looks a strong 6ft1
Canson said on 28/Jun/21
@Arch: just based on proportions, I would’ve guessed 6’3” minimum. But that’s where it becomes tricky. Some guys look taller than they actually are. Rio is a guy who I could’ve bought being 191 in fact
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/21
In the above photo he looks taller than some of the guys I've seen listed on here at 6'4.5!
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/21
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
6ft2 range is just laughable for Rio. That brings Ronaldo to about 6ft tops and Beckham maybe 5ft10 on a good day, Rob?

I think that alleged claim may have been a typo

Or maybe Rio is one of those guys over 6 ft 2 who aren't so keen on the height and try to downgrade. I agree on Rio and Sacha Baron Cohen being among the best examples on here of a proper 6 ft 3.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/21
Any chance of adding Edwin Van Der Sar Rob? He seems a very heighty type of person. I could believe 6'5.5, the Jolly Green Giant they called him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/21
Anton looks at least 6ft1, definitely a case for 186cm if Rio is 191-192cm
recapa said on 1/Jun/21
@Rob,how about an 1/4 upgrade since most of us semms to agree that he is underlisted.
Chris Junior Hernandez said on 30/May/21
I had a tall asian friend who was 6'1 1/4 and took a close up snap with Rio look a solid 6cm between them. My friend wasn't anything below 186cm as concern when ask he mention that Rio did not have any footwear advantage with him and he did estimate Rio height accurate as 192cm. Which is 6'3 1/2 best fit for him.
Lava said on 28/May/21
Before Bed: 193 cm.
Out of Bed: 195 cm.
Incognito324 said on 16/Apr/21
It's funny that Sasha was listed as 6'2 and he is listed as well. Both physically look taller than many 6'3 people. There are two options here. Either they are 6'3 fake people, or they are just real 6'3 guys. Both options are possible.
recapa said on 16/Apr/21
i think he deserves an upgade he looks almost if not a full 1 inch taller than 6ft2 3/8-1/2(189-189.5cm) de gea.191-191.5 cm range for me.
Canson said on 12/Apr/21
Incognito324 said on 9/Apr/21
His proportions more like 6'4"

Canson said on 11/Apr/21
Google lists him 6’2”
Incognito324 said on 9/Apr/21
His proportions more like 6'4"
Incognito324 said on 9/Apr/21
He is only 189 cm in Wiki/Google.
BB9 said on 21/Feb/21
Sometimes rio can look as tall as 6ft3 1/2, anything under 6ft3 is a total nonsense. Vidic i would say is a 6ft2 1/2-6ft2 3/4 range.
Nathan Hatton said on 12/Jan/21
How tall would you guess his brother Anton ?
Editor Rob
I am not so sure on him, but I will link to a tweet here in which he said 6ft 2 btw.

I mean at a push 6ft 1 maybe, but 6ft 2 looks a bit high.
recapa said on 10/Dec/20
at least 191cm as he always looked at least 2 inches taller than legit 6ft1 cristiano.
recapa said on 10/Dec/20
nothing under 191cm really.he had at least 2 inches on legit 6ft1 cristiano in his man utd days.
RJT said on 27/Nov/20
Rio along with Sacha Baron look like the most legit 6'3ers out of the guys in the 6'3 category.

I'd guess to be even quarter above at 6'3'25", taller than Liam Hemsworth and Gwendoline.
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Rio noticeably taller than 6'2 Van Nistelrooy, who in turn taller than young Ronaldo who was probably 184cm ish back in 2003.
Vincent Caleb said on 20/Nov/20
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
Hemsworth I think arguably has the greatest chance of dipping a little under 6ft3 in the evening. He’s overall a normal 6ft3. Ferdinand and Rock though I feel are/were a fraction over 6ft3

Why do you think the Rock is a fraction over 6’3”? He doesn’t even look the full 6’3” next to Vince Vaughn. He edged out the Rock by 2 inches. And if you think Vaughn is 6’5.25” then you should see him next to Goldblum.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/20
This is unbelievable! I was loitering about on Rio's page when 'Coronation Street' actor Antony Cotton, who pays Sean Tully, started talking about Rio - AND it's his Birthday today!

What are the chances of that happening? Very remote, I'd say! 🤭
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/20
🎁🎂⚽🎊 Happy Birthday Rio! 🎊⚽🎂🎁

Here's wishing famous footballer Rio Ferdinand, who played for the England team, a fantastic 42nd Birthday.

6ft3 🎈🍻🏆

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Sep/20

Never a chance he did be lower than 191cm than saying 189cm low. You need to check him out with David de Gea who was a very strong 6'2 and there is a solid 1" between Rio and David.
Zutkil said on 24/Aug/20
190.7 cm
RJT said on 24/Aug/20
Hey Rob if he dips 1/4 from his afternoon height or even 1/2 inch from normal afternoon height, would you still consider him to be legit 6'3? Say he dips 1/2 after a rough football game and he became around 6'2.5"? It's not exactly impossible.

Would you still consider someone a legit xft x inch height if he drops up to 1/2 inch from his normal afternoon height, even if it maybe extreme low?
Editor Rob
if he fell 1/4 under 6ft 3, I think it's still fair to go with 6ft 3, not that I would say he falls to 6ft 2.5-2.75 range, he generally seems taller than that range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
6ft2 range is just laughable for Rio. That brings Ronaldo to about 6ft tops and Beckham maybe 5ft10 on a good day, Rob?

I think that alleged claim may have been a typo
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
Hemsworth I think arguably has the greatest chance of dipping a little under 6ft3 in the evening. He’s overall a normal 6ft3. Ferdinand and Rock though I feel are/were a fraction over 6ft3
RJT said on 14/Aug/20
@Editor Rob

Who do you think has greater chance to be under 190cm mark between Rio, prime Rock and Chris Hemsworth? these guys have been commented to be under 6'3 by themselves or others.

Proportionately, don't you agree that Rock and Chris can be that? Rio looks like legit 6'3, even the average guess puts him at 6'3.25 similar to Liam Hemsworth.
Editor Rob
Don't think any of them were really under 6ft 3 much. I mean after a long day, a bit under 6ft 3 isn't impossible for them.
Kdog said on 10/Aug/20
Met him once in a nightclub in Watford, it would have been in 2003 as it was my last year at school. I’m exactly 190 and it felt like he was a little bit taller, I would guess 191 or 192 range. I’ve seen him listed at 187, complete nonsense!
Canson said on 25/Jul/20
@Ronaldo: funny thing is most here guess him over 6’3” but that’s probably due to his proportions
Ronaldo 185.5cm said on 23/Jul/20
Rio is listed now at 1.89 by google... why on earth?! He looks to be a solid 6'3.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/Jun/20
Click Here Rio look no less than 6'3 1/2 with Kevin Bacon.
Rory said on 15/Apr/20
Bizarre the way his height often gets misrepresented. I've seen him described as 187,188 and 189 quite often. I've seen him up close twice and he's a big bloke, I'm 6ft0.75 and he's considerably taller than me. I'd perhaps keep the 6ft3 listing but I wouldn't contest 6ft3.25 either.
OriginalAnon said on 13/Apr/20
191cm for Rio Ferdinand. He never looks any shorter.
JohnCar said on 10/Feb/20
Rio is a tall man, stood behind him once in Manchester and he seemed to tower above everybody. 191/192cm.
Canson said on 29/Nov/19
@Christian: I’d say best case. Otherwise 6’3.75 out of bed. He does look more legit a 6’3” than many others here
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
🎁🎂🎉🎈 Happy Birthday Rio! 🎈🎉🎂🎁

Wishing soccer legend Rio Ferdinand a fantastic 41st Birthday!

6ft3. 😁👍

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Oct/19
Importer, more than likely I’d say...
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
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
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
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.
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

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
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

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.
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

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"
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. short URL
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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