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Les Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand
Personal information
Full name Leslie Ferdinand
Date of birth 8 December 1966 (1966-12-08) (age 53)
Place of birth    Paddington, England England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth clubs

1985–1986
Southall
Hayes
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1986–1987
1987–1995
1988
1988–1989
1995–1997
1997–2003
2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005
2005–2006
Total
England Hayes
England Queens Park Rangers
EnglandBrentford (loan)
Flag of TurkeyBeşiktaş (loan)
England Newcastle United
England Tottenham Hotspur
England West Ham United
England Leicester City
England Bolton Wanderers
England Reading
England Watford
033 0(19)
163 0(80)
0000(0)
024 0(14)
068 0(41)
118 0(33)
014 00(2)
029 0(12)
012 00(1)
012 00(1)
0000(0)
443 (184)   
National team
1998
1993–1998
England England B
England England
0000(1)
017 00(5)
Teams managed
2015 Queens Park Rangers (caretaker manager)

Leslie "Les" Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former footballer and current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. His playing career included spells at Queens Park Rangers F.C, Beşiktaş, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Watford during which period he earned 17 caps for England. Ferdinand is the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals.

He is the cousin of players, brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand, and Peterborough United player, Kane Ferdinand.

He was made an MBE in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours.

On 5 November 2008 Ferdinand joined fellow ex-Tottenham player Tim Sherwood on the coaching staff of Tottenham Hotspur, to work with the strikers. Ferdinand left the club on 19 June 2014.

External links

Queens Park Rangers Football Club - Managers

Cowan (1913–20) • Howie (1913–20) • Liddell (1920–25) • Hewison (1925–31) • Mitchell (1931–33) • O'Brien (1933–35) • Birrell (1935–39) • Vizard (1939–44) • Mangnall (1944–52) • Taylor (1952–59) • Stock (1959–68) • Dodgin (1968) • Docherty (1968) • Allen (1968–71) • Jago (1971–74) • Anderson (1974c) • Sexton (1974–77) • Sibley (1977–78) • Stock (1978c) • Burtenshaw (1978–79) • Docherty (1979–80) • Venables (1980–84) • Jago (1984c) • Mullery (1984) • Sibley (1984–85c) • Smith (1985–88) • T. Francis (1988–89) • Howe (1989–91) • G. Francis (1991–1994) • Wilkins (1994–96) • Houston (1996–97) • Hollins (1997c) • R. Harford (1997–98) • Dowie (1998c) • G. Francis (1998–2001) • Holloway (2001–06) • Waddock (2006c) • Gregory (2006–07) • M. Harford (2007c) • De Canio (2007–08) • Dowie (2008) • Ainsworth (2008c) • Sousa (2008–09) • Ainsworth (2009c) • Magilton (2009) • Gallen & Bircham (2009c) • Hart (2009–10) • M. Harford (2010c) • Warnock (2010–12) • Hughes (2012) • Bowen & Niedzwiecki (2012c) • Redknapp (2012–15) • Ferdinand & Ramsey (2015c) • Ramsey & Bond (2015c) • Ramsey (2015–)

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England – UEFA Euro 1996

1. Seaman 2. G. Neville 3. Pearce 4. Ince 5. Adams 6. Southgate 7. Platt 8. Gascoigne 9. Shearer 10. Sheringham 11. Anderton 12. Howey 13. Flowers 14. Barmby 15. Redknapp 16. Campbell 17. McManaman 18. Ferdinand 19. P. Neville 20. Stone 21. Fowler 22. Walker

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England – 1998 FIFA World Cup

1. Seaman 2. Campbell 3. Le Saux 4. Ince 5. Adams 6. Southgate 7. Beckham 8. Batty 9. Shearer 10. Sheringham 11. McManaman 12. Neville 13. Martyn 14. Anderton 15. Merson 16. Scholes 17. Lee 18. Keown 19. L. Ferdinand 20. Owen 21. R. Ferdinand 22. Flowers

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