This included agents' fees, with Leeds receiving just under £30 million.
Ferdinand went on to win the Premier League title with Manchester United in his first season at the club.
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Leeds United later took a single payment in place of all the contingent elements during their financial crisis.
The final book value of Ferdinand's contract in Manchester United's accounts was £34 million.
In September 2017, Ferdinand announced his intention to become a professional boxer, partly to help him cope with the death of his wife.
Both parents worked to support the family, his mother as a child carer and his father as a tailor.
Ferdinand had left after training to go shopping, only to remember and attempt to return, only to be told it was too late.
He did undergo testing the following day and passed, and also offered to have a hair follicle test, which would provide results for the previous six months, but the FA turned down the offer.He won the Premier League, his first major club honour, in a successful first season at the club.In September 2003, he missed a drugs test and was banned from competition for eight months from January until September 2004, causing him to miss half a Premier League season, Manchester United's FA Cup triumph, and the Euro 2004 international competition.His parents never married and they separated when he was 14 years old.His father remained close, moving to a nearby estate, and took the kids to football training and to local parks. I enjoyed it." Ferdinand was regularly playing in youth teams and at Eltham Town he played as an attacking midfielder but team scouts saw the young player had the physical potential to be a centre back instead.On 22 July 2002, Ferdinand joined fellow Premier League side Manchester United on a five-year deal to become the most expensive British footballer in history at the time and the world's most expensive defender for a second time, a title he had lost in 2001 to Lilian Thuram.