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John Terry Vs Rio Ferdinand: Who Is The Best?

Taking a look at both players.

Who do you think is the best and why?

Rio Ferdinand

Plays for manchester United.

Debuted for England national team at 19.

Banned for Driving four times.

Suspected to have used Drug few years ago, banned for 8 months and fined £50,000.

He is the most expensive Defender in the world at £29.1m

John Terry

He cost Chelsea £0

He is Chelsea's captain.

He is once involved with Gambling

He is a candidate for england national team captainship.

WHO IS THE BEST AMONG THE TWO?

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John Terry is very very solid

in defense as compared to Rio. Terry beats fedinand by far.

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Rio is the better of the 2.

Terry is a very good premiership player, but Rio is close to being world class, if he puts his mind to it.

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@ Gunner.

A lot of football fans still don't know what happened with Ferdinand's drug case.

They still believe he was banned for taking drugs.

David Dein was the man alleged to have blown the case out of proportion and jobless Sepp Blatter stepped into the matter.

Rio was punished unjustly but he has gotten over everything now.

He is a tower at the back and Rio simply rocks.

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@Gunner

"Pure class" or "Drug class"

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To face d fact, Ferdinand is better than Terry. We also saw it all during the last concluded FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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Priscilla, not to be pedantic but I did not notice JT clear a ball off the line during the world Cup, having said that you can't judge who is a better defender by what comes naturally to every player, simply not to concede a goal.

I agree with Hucs definition of "being natural and being consistent" ;It fits very well with the respective players.

Rio Rocks.

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I don't know why soccer debates end up in heated arguments.

Let's do a poll!!!

Shei.

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What I know all you chelsea fans are gold diggers!

You are buying the best now but at the end of season they will be the worst. A team that likes only ready made?

Roman can't buy fans plus resilience I ve told you severally!

But I prefer them to Man Disunited rebels . Then someone even dared compare JT the rock with ordinary RIO!

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@ Priscilia Chelsea is going to be a good place foryou this season and mind you i dont need to be recruitment to Gunner i dey for Chelsea Kampe.

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Go on hallucinating jack!

Am intact with my bones in Gunners! Tell them am not interested!

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Priscilla,

The Glazers are willing to offer u £1m to renounce the Gunners on NL.

Consider this very well cos i dont want u to make rash decisions.

£1m can do a lotta things for u.

Deal or No deal?

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Hey jack!

combatant? Lure who to where? Dont breach the vow we made long ago. you remember? Its you who will join Arsenal very soon and you will be firing missiles only!

Muks!

imagine Stgene just reminded me  the bygone UCL and furthermore those two angels are above this subject!

thats why I prefer the pic deleted.Afterall its me who posted it on that subject( Okocha Vs Ronaldinho who is better in skills).

Amodu! U are eligible for recruitment into gunner army if you meet all the reqirements.

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Priscilia

you will be fit in to be a soldier.

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Muks

Dont mind Fimmy. That's one of his ways of saluting chics in the house.

Fimmy! boy. Long time no salute what cut?

As you can see those reasons I ve given are what pulls ladies to football and loving it does not make us less feminine.

Huc!  Where are you? Are you satisfied with that answer? And you tell me why you like football. J T the rock rules this thread

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stgene!

Welcome to sports forum!

but pls you are free to post any pic of Terry or Rio not those miracle babies here.

So! with all due respect Go back to your message click Modify and delete those pics either insert the relevant ones or just write. Space is finished.

Am waiting!

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Prisccy,

Good Job done to humble hucarson that way,i never knew he could write without being so cocky and abusive.God bless u

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Hucarson

Thats a good question!

most of us ladies are emotional thats why we ever watch soap operas!

Footballers now constitute the new celebz with soap opera- like lifestyles, adoring fans and glamorous spouses. An addition to their popularity is their wives of today

Many have had careers as models,reknown actresses,Tv anchors & pop stars.

Which woman would not like that? Money makes men very handsome afterall.

Women cant help ogling well-tonned muscles.

As for me & my soccer interest, I had to get right things first like looks,body frame, and good legs before I liked the action cum physical part of it.Believe me I educate many men on terms like Dive,Direct kick,Free kick,forwards,touchlines,attacking and defending midfield,full back and any formation 4 4 2/4 5 1/ etc

I discovered football is Godly and a gentleman game after I saw Dinho being crowned amidst smiles and when i saw him play I dropped.Magics! Absolute magics! gentlemen!

they also pray before playing any game!

Expect many real ladies on sports forum this coming season.

John terry is better you now agree~ finally. Whether you puke or not!

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Prisccy Eboue,

U are the only one that can say this and get away with it.

JT better than Rio? Its nauseating but i will let it pass.

Meanwhile, ur football knowledge seems to be very wide now.

What drew u to football and why te sudden interests?

I used to think the reasons why females watch soccer is because of 'em fine faces like Beckham, Raul and Ruud.

If every football player is like Taribo West and Frank Ribery i doubt if Priscilla and j-girl will watch soccer. Am i right?

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I understand neville is not a defending midfielder but i see him running up and down to salvage Rio from vicious opponents. I know he is your new Beckham but he cant manage the style as becks.

I thought Allan Smith is still nursing broken appendages and puntured lumbar. I really felt sorry for him. Or who is that badly injured man if not Allan?

I dont like O'shea plus his game.

Now with all those mentioned plus Rio when wrapped up as one, J Terry the rock is still better.

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Huc!

That's the way men!The sports field signal I expected.

your  excecution general outline is a bit  tactical and at least you've done enough Recce.

I withdraw my H-hour as its peace time on.

Back to the topic!

John Terry depends a lot on Makelele in his defence the same to Rio who depends on G.Neville. But Terry has some adge over him if we put our teams aside and try to be objective. isnt it?

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Hucarson!

Now! listen and listen good!

Never on this forum will I stand by and watch you insult me again from now on! Got it?

Why is it that when we all discuss sports you ever get personal?

You can go around the forum religion to sports insulting but my friend for Priscila its 999 and this subscriber is not reachable.   simile for a billy goat! Try me next time!

I tell you severally watch your tracer and triflares.

man! you are a pain in most people's necks here. Read btn words.

Its you who is a soccer novice because you think its only Disunited with everything(fan-atic!

By the way am entitled to my opinion and dont pour your frustrations on me!

John Terry is unarguably incomparable to Rio even if Rio was in Arsenal I would still have said so.

What's your proficiency on this forum?

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Hucs

u av no elegant proof dat rio is an abinibi defenda! I rest ma hmm hmm! Whch 1 shuld i cal it!

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U wanna knw the qualities of a natural defender?

Go n watch Man Utd Vs Arsenal(Old Trafford battle 1)---------------October 2004.

Watch Man Utd Vs Chelsea(Nov. 2005)

Watch the way Ferdinand curtailed Henry and Ljunberg and the way he silenced Mourinho's machine and u will be convinced.

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Hucs

apart 4rm d dopini nonsense!! According 2u, i want 2 knw d qualities of an abinibi defenda?

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HE HAS COME AGAIN O !!!

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@ Cuntaun,

The only one idiotic here are ur ancestors.

You are nuthing but a big foool by letting us know u stay at ashburton when u indeed stay at Mushin.

U are a simply a small fry and trading words with u will be trying to bully ur Bottom off the park.

Jackal did a nice job bombarding ur dumass on Akola's multi-username thread and i will gladly take the honour on the sport thread.

I am going to chase u out of NL in the next few weeeks cos i am still compiling a dossier on u.

Nairaland must be rid of idiots, retards and sonsofbitches.

@ lalaboi,

Ferdinand was not guilty. He turned up days later and they couldn't find a trace of any drugs in his system.

Normally, the traces can be found even after weeks but they didn't find anything in his system so he was innocent.

They only banned him cos they wanted to make him a scape goat.

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@akola,

           don't u see that this jack-Bottom or sub jack-Bottom is trying to become relevant again on the sports arena after the duly deserved disgrace meted out to him,do you have to continue arguing with him,everybody has said it here without prejudice that terry as at now is the better of the two,but the idiotic jackass that 'knows it all' will continue in his assumed 'genius' status to want to turn nairalanders into dunces,we know his type,foul language or not,gaskiya,chikena,o pari

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Hucs

sebi na arsenal fans nao! Lmao!!

Hw cn he claim he forgot wen he knws he's guilty! Haba reason bout dis nt dat 4 d sake of defendn ur team u shuld always say d opposite of d truth!

Note: if rio is natural he shouldnt av any lapses! He should b consistent! A natural defenda cn neva b lazy!

Conclusion: terry wil b labld abinibi defenda, while rio's own is ability!!!!

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I think both players have had their time to shine, Rio was at the top of his game couple of seasons ago, but right now he is inconsistent he can have a bad game any time, John Terry is currently at his peak so his performance for club and country is outstanding at the moment.

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Hucarson!

Never in your life compare Cannavaro defense with that of your Rio! let alone Nesta.

Yeah right, show your Disunited blood but with a lot of objectivity.

Rio was the most useless player in the English team and

hey! did you see that save John Terry made inside the post? Pls its an insult to compare him with unyielding Rio!

I never heard the name Rio mentioned even once in WC.

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Hugo!

He almost cost dm a goal n he also savd dm 4rm conceedn a goal clearin d ball of d line!

As u ar using d tournament 2 compare dm, dat means pirlo is beta dan ronaldinho!!

Hucs

Rio is natural abi? Cn u tel me wy he used drug in d 1st instance! For me dat 1 no b abinibi o!

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@Jackal

I ask us to leave the Sign-on fees because we were bound to muddle up too different topics.

Go and read the second to the last post where i say my team is wasteful. I will never shy away from truth.

I ask u where you get those optimum percentage AND where and when Sky sports say that/

still waiting for your response.

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@ Akolawole

I know u will ignore the sign on fees line of argument.

Only a blind and deaf man does not know Chelsea is wasteful.

Fortunately for my arguments,

Rio and Terry are defenders.

I will rather judge them in the business they are paid to do than other stuffs.

Terry's skills depend on the basketball skills that cow the Premiership whistle-blowers.

In the business of defending, Rio does it better than Terry.

I don't care if Terry scores 30 goals in a season but Rio is better at defending than Terry.

The only glitch about Rio is off-pitch.

Social life and his lackadaisical approach to issues that surround him.

I still insist the best of Rio is better than the best of Terry.

Terry's contribution in his club is boosted by Claude Makelele. He makes Terry's job the easiest of jobs in the Premierhip.

For the national team, Terry is a different man without the protective shield of Claude Makelele.

He gets confused because there's no Claude to help him out.

Who can forget the way Terry let England down at EURO 2004 against Portugal with his sloppy defending?

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From the world cup experience,Id say RIO is betta.Terry was too inconsistent and i didnt see him replicate his Chelsea form.Too bad he almost caused a goal.Too much for inexperience id say!!

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U must have heard about a genius under-utilising himself in school, haven't u?

Football requires constant practise to maintain sharpness and match fitness.

If Diego Maradona does not practise/train everyday, he will lack match fitness in spite of his ingenuity.

One can be natural and still have weaknesses if he is lazy.

Did u watch Rio's 1st match at Old Trafford after his 8-month ban? Man U vs Liverpool(Sep. 2004)?

He was too impressive. Rio single-handedly stopped Gerrard, Cisse, Alonso and Garcia.

No one knew he could come out of 8 month ban and produce such subliminal performance.

No premiership defender has been able to play the way Rio played on tha day(optimum performance 99%)

Skysports still regard this match as one of the best matches played in the premiership where a defender was the difference btw 2 attacking sides.

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If sm1 is natural would he av any weakness! Would he b lazy!? Wil he dcide wen 2 play wel n wen nt 2 play wel!

Hw can u say rio can produce 99%. Dat means he's perfect! Whch is nt so! Al ur values of rio's performance are exageratd!

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Jackal

I know Chelsea is wasteful.

But the cost of Rooney+Ferdinand+Veron ( £87m) should win West Brom the premiership.

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Does consistency make someone better than the other? Hell No.

If Mr A produces 30% performance in all the 38 league games in a season. He is consistent but consistently poor.

Mr B produces 70% in 5 games and 55% in 10 games ad 25 % in remaining games. He is not consistent but his overall performance is better than Mr A who is consistent.

John Terry is very consistent but his performance is capped to about 90%.

JT's personal best can never exceed 90% but he can produce 80% performance in 38 games and even forever.

Rio Ferdinand is not consistent but his performance on a good day is capped to about 99%

Ferdinand's personal best exceeds 90% but u cannot get 90% out of him at all time.

Overall, I think Rio is better than Terry.

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Mr hucs!

U ar just dfending ur team!

U say he's nt consistent and he's beta dan sm1 who's consistent! Haba!!! I want 2 knw who played d sweeper role btw JT and rio! N who shuld do d most work!

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Mr hucs!

U ar just dfending ur team!

U say he's nt consistent and he's beta dan sm1 who's consistent! Haba!!! I want 2 knw who played d sweeper role btw JT and rio! N who shuld do d most work!

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how could we be comparing rio with terry,JT is far more better when it comes to consistency but as huc rightly said rio was far beta at the mundial

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I am expecting the explanation from my United fan as well.

Terry can lift up a dead wood, he is the moving spirit behind Chelsea's performance.

From an apprentice to a World superstar.

##Terry is a bit protected by English Referee, the same way they protect Shearer and Rooney, he handled ball in Chelsea's box 18 on three occassion last season but they(Referee) interpret it as ball-to-hand###

I still dont understand how Ferdinand will cost £30m and afterall they will call Chelsea a wastefull club.

Well, English price for English Players irrespective of their quality.

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Hucs

pls explain wot u mean by he's nt natural!

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@ Akola,

This is very very difficult but lemme put it like this.

John Terry is a very good defender and he is very consistent but he is not natural,

Rio Ferdinand is naturally talented to be a defender but he can be very lazy sometimes.

The best of Rio Ferdinand is definitely better than the best of John Terry but Terry is more consistent.

I watched the 2 lads at the World Cup and i could not see anywhere Ferdinand put a foot wrong in the entire tournament but Terry made mistakes after mistakes.

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