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Rio routs Becks in fashion poll

London, April 6 (AFP): England football star Rio Ferdinand has taken the title of Britain's best-dressed man from team-mate David Beckham in an influential annual magazine survey released today.

To add insult to injury, Beckham, who had won the GQ magazine poll for three consecutive years, slumped from first to last in the list, being labelled the worst-dressed man in the land.

Real Madrid star Beckham, famed for his ever-evolving hairstyle and sometimes flamboyant clothes, was cruelly labelled 'the original fashion victim' by shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, one of the expert judges.

In contrast, Ferdinand, who turns out for Beckham's former club Manchester United, was praised for his understated yet stylish fashion sense. 'He is the unlikely hero of the hour, a footballer who takes himself just seriously enough,' said Dylan Jones, editor of GQ's British edition.

'He is a clotheshorse in the best sense of the word and has got great dress sense.'

Yet another football-related star was second in the list, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Actor Jude Law, hailed as 'a modern Cary Grant', was third, while fellow film star Clive Owen was fourth.

The worst-dressed top-10 list also featured Prince Harry ' who infamously wore a Nazi military uniform to a fancy dress party ' and his elder brother Prince William.

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