Some defenders managed to score more than 50 goals in their playing career before their retirement from football. Ronaldo Koeman and Sergio Ramos are both among some of the most prolific defenders in football history.
The main role of a defender is to prevent their opponent from gaining possession of the ball. Defenders need to keep out their opposition from scoring against them. Some defenders including Virgil Van Dijk assist the club's attackers with their accurate long passes. Virgil Van Dijk often supply accurate long balls to Mohamed Salah which may eventually lead to goal.
Kurt Zouma was the highest scoring defender in Chelsea in 2020/2021 season. Zouma scored 5 goals for the Blues last season. Kurt Zouma is a Central defender and his main role is to keep out his opponents from scoring but he showed that he's also capable of scoring excellent goals against his opponents.
Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the two biggest defenders in football history. Both players have won different titles in their playing career so far.
Marcelo is often regarded as one of the best defenders of all time in Real Madrid. He's currently 33 years old and has played 540 matches for the Los blancos scoring 41 goals with 101 assists. Marcelo has won 22 trophies in his football career so far including 4 UEFA Champions league titles.
Dani Alves has played 824 matches in his football career so far scoring 59 goals with 170 assists. He's the most decorated player in football history winning a total of 43 trophies so far.He has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe's top five leagues including Barcelona, Juventus and PSG. Alves trophy cabinet include 6 LaLiga Santander, 5 Copa del Rey, 5 Supercopa de Espana, 4 European Supercup, 3 Champions League, Europa League, 3 Club World Cup, Serie A, Copppa Italia and Ligue 1.
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