Thu. May 19th, 2022

Rio Ferdinand stunned staff and customers at The Grill Steakhouse in Aylesbury when he met unannounced for dinner yesterday (October 7).

Ferdinand had been in the Bucks area on a business trip and was whipped after finishing a meeting nearby around noon.

The former Champions League champion has launched a number of business moves since hanging up his boots.

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Rio Ferdinand and Aylesbury

After retiring in the summer of 2015, the 42-year-old has been in front of magazine, film productions and gymnastics group projects.

Grill Steakhouse owner Usman Majid said: “I think he just came here on a whim really. I would love to say he had been told by a spouse to come here, or knew about us, but I think he just really wanted a steak.

“He said, however, that it was the best steak he had had in ages.”

Rio tucked in a medium rare fillet steak and ordered a coke, Usman wondered if it might be the previous world-class cheat day.

Rio Ferdinand

Usman said: “He just went in, he did not have a reservation. He had had a meeting in and around Aylesbury and he was hungry.

“He was a really nice guy, he took pictures with people, he was really humble and down to earth.”

Rio Ferdinand

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