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The ten best central defenders in history

The ten best central defenders in history

Who is the best central defender in history?. Within the subjectivity that leads make any list in Colgados, we propose these authentic Outliers as our list of the ten best central defenders in history. What do you think?.

1- Franz Beckenbauer

The leader of the German world champion 1974 and Euro 72. The man who reinvented a way to play different for a defender and ended up being twice Ballon d'Or. His seriousness and rigor of any central expert, plus a decent ball out the best organizer. Talent, genius and character all in one.

2- Elias Figueroa

 Three-time World Player of America, countless awards a special player who had the elegance of the chosen and defended the strength necessary to be an insurmountable wall. Outside series over 18 years as head of the Chilean defense.

3- Bobby Moore 

The myth of the West Hamn. The man who frightened Pele and one of the great responsibility that England won their only World Cup 1966. He was quick, strong, It was well overlooked, He knew how to play the ball. It was very very good.

4- Daniel Passarella

As good Argentine Passarella combined albiceleste elegance fury necessary in any good center that boasts. He won two World Cups and has in his honor to be the second central more goalscorer with 134 goals in 451 matches.

Passarella won the World 1978 Y 1986.
Passarella won the World 1978 Y 1986.

6- Fernando Hierro

Hardly they knew him weak points beyond an exaggerated violence in their actions at the end of his career. Otherwise, it was safe, sober, excellent in a through long and short, good finisher of corners and a great specialist in free kicks and penalty. It was the emblem of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team for many years.

7- Franco Baresi

tactically perfect, was one of the key pieces of Milan of Sacchi point command a defense that had names like Tasotti or Maldini. He won a World Cup in 1982, although his best legacy was to invent a position: the Libero which won more than a few national and international championships with Milan.

8- Ronald Koeman

 The top scorer among defenders. He is hitting a wall faults as anyone and gave a European Cup in Barcelona 1992. A large triumphed where he was and ended with two European Cups.

9- Oscar Ruggeri, Mathias Summer, Fabio Cannavaro, Fabian Ayala, Miroslav Djukic, Lilien Thuram, or even a reconverted Paolo Maldini who also played a central time

Any one of them would fit in this position because all were indispensable ninth in their defenses for many years.

10-Carles Puyol

Few central defenders that can offer better performance than the Shark. 14 seasons in the first Blaugrana, 6 Suspenders, 3 Champions, 5 Supercopa of Spain, 2 Copas del Rey, 2 European Super Cups, European Championship, Olympic silver medal and especially a World Cup with his goal in the semifinals are part of a single file also includes him 100 international parties with Spain.

Puyol is certainly one of the best players in the history of Barca.
Puyol is certainly one of the best players in the history of Barca.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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