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Name Les Ferdinand
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc The eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals. Prolific for both Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle, while also becoming hugely popular at White Hart Lane

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Queens Park Rangers
  Newcastle United
  Tottenham Hotspurs

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Les Ferdinand on Thierry Henry] He has the rare ability to both make goals and score goals out of nothing

2016 02 14 Retrieve

[On Gianfranco Zola] I played against him a few times and he is one of the best imports our game has seen. So skilful, yet so committed. He was a credit to the Premier League

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[on Tony Adams] If you are looking for leaders in your team, Tony Adams is your man – he was a leader among men and a great defender. Very difficult to outwit

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[Quotes on Paul Gascoigne] Quite simply the best midfielder I’ve ever played with. In fact, he had the ability to be best player in the world. Unfortunately we know what happened to him with injuries and whathaveyou, but on his day he was unstoppable with the ball at his feet

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] I’d call Harry a nine and half. He can hold up the ball, back to goal as well as any. He’s very dynamic in his movement, wants to be heading towards goal every time he gets the ball. But if he needs to drop back and thicken up the midfield, play as a No10, he has football intelligence to pick up right positions. He has got in great shape. If you’d have asked me three years ago what was his drawback, I’d have said maybe he lacked a bit of pace. But you wouldn’t say that now watching him in the Premier League. He’s found a way to work. He knows where the goal is, knows what he wants to do, knows how to get there. I tell you what Harry Kane is, he’s the thinking man’s player

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] We worked a lot on his shooting. I always said to Tim [Sherwood, then Ferdinand’s colleague working with the Tottenham u-21s], his movement reminds me of [Teddy] Sheringham, in that he drops into holes and automatically takes up clever positions. But he strikes ball like Alan Shearer. Look at Alan’s goals, a lot of them are hit with pure venom. He very rarely tapped in. Harry’s like that. When he hits them, they’re going in

2016 03 22 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] For me, the quality that made him stand out as a youngster was this incredible self-belief. What he was he was very single minded. He always knew precisely where he wanted to go

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] You try and go through the different eras of players, and there were great players, but Alan is certainly up there with the best of them

2016 03 25 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] The best goalscorer in the history of the Premiership [. . .]. For a while we formed an awesome partnership at Newcastle

2016 03 26 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] [He was the best striker I played with] just by the sheer number of goals he scored; just a phenomenal player. While lining up alongside him, I felt we could win every game, because I knew he was going to score

2016 03 27 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] He was an all-round center-forward. He could do everything

2016 10 10 Retrieve

[Les Ferdinand on Tony Adams] If you are looking for leaders in your team, Tony Adams is your man – he was a leader among men and a great defender

2017 08 20 Retrieve

[Les could not stop laughing when The Sun asked him about Gazza’s claims that Paul Gascoigne says he used to touch Les Ferdinand’s willy before matches] That’s absolute nonsense. That never happened – I think he’s away with the fairies on that one