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Les Ferdinand

Personal information
Full nameLeslie Ferdinand
Date of birth8 December 1966(age 49)
Place of birthPaddington, London, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionStriker (retired)
Club information
Current clubTottenham Hotspur (Striker Coach)

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Leslie "Les" Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966 in Paddington, London) is a former English footballer. His playing career included spells at Queens Park Rangers, Besiktas J.K., Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers F.C., during which period he earned a number of appearances for England. He became the first player to score for 6 different Premier League clubs and is famed for his legendary hang-time when jumping in the air to head the ball.

He is the cousin of current Premier League players Rio and Anton Ferdinand and his son Aaron currently plays for Harrow Borough in the Isthmian League. He also has a daughter, Lauren. Popularly nicknamed Sir Les, he was made an MBE in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

On 5 November 2008 Ferdinand joined fellow ex-Spur Tim Sherwood on the coaching staff of Tottenham Hotspur, utilising his experience to work with the strikers.

Ferdinand is the joint fifth highest scorer of all time in the Premier League with 149 goals.

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