Over the years,Premier League has seen many great defenders and today we will have a look at some of the greatest defenders in the Premier League history.Full-backs are also included in this list.
Here are the top 10 greatest defenders in the Premier League history.
King joined Tottenham as a trainee in July 1996 and progressed through the youth system.He was a one-club man, spending his entire career playing for Tottenham Hotspur from 1999 to 2012.He was highly rated as a defender and played 321 competitive matches for Spurs.King was cited by opponents and pundits as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
In the latter part of his career, King was plagued by chronic knee problems, for which no effective treatment or remedy was found.King announced his retirement from all forms of football on 19 July 2012.
In 1999, Hyypia joined Liverpool, the team he supported as a child, in a deal worth £2.6 million. He quickly established himself in the first team, partnering Stéphane Henchoz in defence. By 2001, he regularly captained the team and that season Liverpool won a cup treble of the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, in addition to winning the UEFA Super Cup and FA Community Shield.
Hyypiä won his highest football honour in 2005 as part of Liverpool’s victorious 2004–05 Champions League campaign.He left the club in 2009.During his ten years in Merseyside, he became a fan favourite and remains a popular figure at the club.