We have many talented attackers in the world of football. Some of these players have scored many goals over the past few years. However, it should be said that there are some attacking players who were defenders when they started playing professional football. Let us take a close look at some of them.
Fernandes has developed into the most prolific midfielder in the English Premier League. The Portuguese star joined Man United from Sporting Lisbon last year. He has quickly established himself as one of the best players in the world of football. He mainly plays as an attacking midfielder. However, Bruno Fernandes used to be a central defender when he started playing football. He was converted to an attacking midfielder later in his career.
Bale became the most expensive football player in history when he moved from Tottenham to Real Madrid. He is known as one of the fastest players in European football. However, Gareth Bale was a left-back when he was young. He was converted to a winger when he was at Tottenham.
3. John Charles
He used to be one of the most versatile players in Britain. This is because he was able to play as a central striker or as a defender. It is important to point out that he started playing football as a defender. However, he was told to play as a striker later on. He played for clubs like Leeds United and Juventus during his professional career.
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