I picked up 85 Ferdinand in Icon Swaps 1 because I genuinely thought he was the best value for your time and and he was only 14 tokens. I have no regrets and he is my most played player in my club. The man is a genuine tank and bullies anyone off the ball with ease. Despite the pace, he is actually quite fast and catches up to lots of attackers (apart from Kent, Adama Traore, Daniel James).
Pace: 84 Pace may sound quite bad for a defender but slap a SHADOW on this guy and his pace shoots all the way up to 96. With 98 ACCELERATION and 95 SPRINT SPEED, this English god will catch up to any attacker that your opponent throws your way (apart from Kent, Adama Traore, Daniel James).
Passing: 65 PASSING for a centre back can be quite concerning for some people but if you put a BACKBONE on Ferdinand, his passing upgrades to 73 which isn't the best but it's way better than 65. You do get 88 SHORT PASSING and 82 LONG PASSING with this upgrade but that doesn't hide the fact that he still has 62 VISION with the upgrade of a BACKBONE.
Dribbling: 70 DRIBBLING is okay in my onion for defenders but if you don't like the 60 AGILITY and the 60 BALANCE, then you can put a GUARDIAN on him which fortunately upgrades his AGILITY to 70 but unfortunately, doesn't upgrade his balance at all.
Defending: Before I continue, DO NOT LET THE 84 DEFENDING PUT YOU OFF BUYING THIS CARD! Put a GUARDIAN on Ferdinand and his defending shoots up to 96. With 99 DEF. AWARENESS, 96 STANDING TACKLE AND 98 SLIDING TACKLE, Rio Ferdinand is a force to be reckoned with. The man is an absolute beast and he strikes fear in any opponent.
Physical: 83 PHYSICAL is quite good for a centre back but if you don't like that, then a SENTINEL should do the trick which boosts up to 90. With 92 JUMPING and 93 HEADING ACCURACY, you "MIGHT" be able to score a header with his height being 6'2". The SENTINEL Chemistry Style also boosts the defensive stats to 95.
Overall: If you picked up 85 Rio Ferdinand during Icon Swaps 1, you picked up a bargain. If you didn't, this card will set you back 900,000 which is quite expensive but is worth every coin.