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Koeman, Moore, Wright And Other Greatest Defenders Of All Time

The Greatest Defenders of all time which featured the likes of Ronald Koeman, Bobby Moore, Jose Santamara, Billy Wright and many more are mentioned in the list below:


10). Ronald Koeman (NED)

He is the most highest scoring defender in history bagging 194 goals in 503 matches. He won three dutch tittles, one Spanish cup and two European Cup.

He will be remember by the people of Holland for the key part he played in securing the 1988 European Championship 

He ended his international Career with 14 goals .

9). John Charles ( WALES)

He was a centre-back with an excellent goal scoring record. He played for Juventus where he won three Serie A Titles and two Italian Cup and Leads United where he won two welsh cup in his Football Career.

He was names Italian player of the season in 1958 and also voted as Italian greatest player in history. He never see s red card in his career.

8). Fabio Cannavaro ( ITALY)

He was the first defender ever to win the FIFA world player of this year award.

He captained Italy to winning the 2006 world cup and was named world European player of the year. 

He appeared 122 times representing the Italian National team.

7). Gaetano Sci'rea (ITALY)

He won the European Cup, UEFA Cup, Cup Wunnere Cup, European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup during his football career. 

He also won seven serie A titiles and two Italian Cups.

He appeared 78 times for Italian National Tran with a world cup gold medal.


6). Billy Wright (England)

In World of football, he was the first player to win 100 caps for England National team.

He spent his entire football career playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers which earned him the club greatest player

He never sees a red card in his playing career.

5). Jose Santamaria (Uruguay).

He featured for two countries which is Spain and Uruguay. He appeared 20 times for Spain and 16 times for Uruguay.

After winning the Uruguayan league title five times, he then moved to Real Madrid where he added five league tittles, a Spanish cup and four European Cup to his silverware.

4). Daniel Passarella (Argentina)

He scored 182 goals in 556 appearances in his football career which makes him the second highest goal scoring defender after Ronald Koeman of Netherland

He won the 1978 world cup with Argentina and four times winner of the Argentina Premier League.

He was also part of the squad that won the 1986 world cup .


3). Franco Baresi (Italy)

He was a Ac Milan Player in his entire playing career where he won six Serie A titles and three European cups.

He was the top scorer of the Italian cup in 1990, which earned him to be named the Series A player of the season.

He appeared 81 times for Italy and also part of the squad that won the 1982 World cup

2). Bobby Moore (England)

He was the only English player to have captained England to her first ever world cup tittle.

He was also accredited by the greatest Pele of Brazil who named him among the greatest defender he ever played against.

In 1964, he was voted FWA player of the year, and also in 1966 as the player's player of the world cup.

1). Franz Beckenbeuer ( Germany)

His control of the Germany team defence and his exempted role of leadership on the pitch made him the captain of the team .

He will never be forgotten by Bayern Munich of the key part he played in winning four Budesliga tittles, four German cup, a cup winner's cup and the consecutive European Cup in the 70's.

Playing for Germany, he lifted the World Cup and also when he coached the country team, he also won it.

The four times German player of the year and two times ballon D'or winner was voted as the third greatest player of the 20th century, and also recognized as the second greatest European Player of the 20th century losing the first spot to Johan Cryuff of Netherland.

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