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Ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand gets a gong in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours

Ex-England ace Rio Ferdinand is among a host of sports stars to receive a gong at the Queen’s Jubilee Honours.

The former Manchester United defender will receive an OBE for his activism and charity work helping underprivileged children.

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand receives an OBE for his activism and charity work in aid of underprivileged children

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Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand receives an OBE for his activism and charity work in aid of underprivileged childrenPhoto credit: Bradley Ormesher – The Times

Other winners include Gareth Bale, who made an MBE days before his attempt to send Wales to the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.

Liverpool ace James Milner also receives an MBE along with English cricketer Moeen Ali.

Eve Muirhead, team GB curling captain who won Olympic gold, is awarded an OBE.

Her triumphant Beijing teammates Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and Mili Smith, along with head coach David Murdoch, all receive an MBE.

Eve said, “There have been times this season where I never thought that what I’ve done and achieved is possible.”

Tory MP Tracey Crouch receives a CBE for working on football’s fan-led review

Footie star Gareth Bale also earns an MBE days before attempting to send Wales back to the World Cup for the first time in 64 years

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Footie star Gareth Bale also earns an MBE days before attempting to send Wales back to the World Cup for the first time in 64 yearsPhoto credit: Reuters
Britain's Eve Muirhead received an OBE for services to curling

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Britain’s Eve Muirhead received an OBE for services to curlingCredit: PA

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5472059/england-legend-rio-ferdinand-gets-obe-jubilee/ Ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand gets a gong in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours

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