The best central defenders in football history

The best central defenders in football history
In a list of the best defenses in history could not miss nor German Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore English (Pinterest)

Last update December 29, 2019 by Javier Argudo

As always we make such lists, some will disagree because for tastes… colors. Naturally this is a totally subjective selection and everyone has their opinion but for us, these are the 10 best central defenders in football history. Obviously, the list is open for any kind of modification so we invite you to leave your opinions at end of article.


Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore It is one of the best defenses in football history. English full-back spent most of his career at West Ham and was captain of the England team that was proclaimed world champion in 1966. An impressive and elegant bookmark at a time (Rabona notes)


Franz Beckenbauer
For many the best defense in history. 'El Kaiser’ It is a football legend. champion 3 European Cups with Bayern consecutively, world champion also proclaimed Germany both as player and coach. Sobran qualifiers (The Journal)


Carles Puyol
If there is a recent football footballer perfectly embodies the values ​​of retro football that's Carles Puyol. The Spanish defense won absolutely everything with the best Barça in history and did the same with the Spanish team. His goal against Germany in 2010 will remain forever in our memory (Digital alert)


The best defenses in history
Chile is the defense trophies and awards won individually in history. Many believe that this is the best fullback of all time and, Of course, the best of America. Beckenbauer came to testify: “I'm the European Figueroa”. Failure to have played in a European club certainly makes you not have as much impact as others but certainly should be on this list (Here in America)


Franco Baresi
A leader and captain Best Milan history. Italian is a fixture in any serious list of the best defenses in history on merit (Libero magazine)

Daniel Passarella

The best defenses in history
In America there is a great discussion to decide who was the best defense in history. The two main candidates are Elias Figueroa, above, and Daniel Passarella. Argentina is the only one who was present at the two world won by the albiceleste in 1978 Y 1986. a legend (The nation)


Paolo Maldini
Another fixed on all lists of the best defenses in football history. Paolo Maldini was everything at AC Milan where he spent his entire career. Of course it was also myth in the Italian national team. It started as left back but finished his career as a central. An impressive marker (20minutes)

Gaetano Scirea

Gaetano Scirea
According to experts, Gaetano Scirea was one of the best center of all time. Italian is a legend of Juventus and won the World Cup 1982 (Blasting News)


The best defenses in history
How can we forget this German redhead? Matthias Sammer was one of the pillars of your choice and is an emblem of Borussia Dortmund which won the Champions League and two Bundesliga titles. At the individual level he has the Ballon d'Or 1996 (These Football Times)


Ruud Krol
Member of the best Ajax of history that conquered 3 European Cups consecutively and 'Clockwork Orange'. A central able to close spaces like few others and keep your balanced team (

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