”Attack wins you games,but defence wins you tournaments” is a very famous saying among football fans,players and managers.All the greatest sides ever were built on the basis of rock solid defences.And to be a good defender you need power, tactical intelligence, technical capability,organisational skills and a brave-heart to take on anyone.In this article we will have a look at some of the best centre-backs in the world.
Here are the top 15 best centre-backs in the world –
11.Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Aggressive yet measured, Koscielny’s best trait is his ability to read the game and step up to cut out impending danger at the source.He comes out on top against most opponents in individual duels.
Starting his professional career in 2003 with French Club Guingamp ,Loscielny has now established himself as one of the finest defenders in the Premier League.
10.Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos has proved himself to be one of modern football’s elite defenders.Ramos is a strong player who excels in the air, making him a goal threat on set-pieces, and he is also a competent, aggressive tackler. He is gifted with pace,good technical ability, as well as good distribution and crossing ability.
Ramos has the knack of scoring vital goals for Los Blancos and is among the highest goal-scoring defenders ever,having scored more than 70 goals in his career.
9.Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joining Spurs in 2015,Alderweireld has been rock solid in their defence and helped Tottenham to achieve the best defensive record in the Premier League, with only 25 goals conceded from 34 games, in his first season at the club.
Even in this season he was a regular starter along with Jan Vertonghen and the pair conceded just 25 goals in the league.A full international since 2009, Alderweireld has earned over 65 caps for Belgium and represented the country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.