When a defender has the ability to defend and attack in set-piece. Then we can say that he is a good defender because it is not an easy task to defend or to score from set piece. Set piece can come from free-kicks or corner kicks. In this article, I want to list out the 8 defenders that has the ability to do this.
1 Sergio Ramos: The Spanish defender currently playing for PSG is one of the defenders that made name with set-piece plays. He can defend, his jumping and heading accuracy has helped him a lot to achieve this feat and he has scored so many goals from that spot a lot.
2 Virgil Van Dijk: The Holland defender currently playing for Liverpool is one of the defenders you can fear when it comes to set-piece plays. I can say that his height and body physique helps him to defend and score from set-piece plays.
3 Gerrard Pique: The Spanish international defender currently playing for Barcelona is one of the defenders that have accuracy in set-piece plays. The defender is tall and can defend or attack from set-piece.
4 Leandro Bonucci: The Italian defender currently playing for Junventus is also one of the defenders that has the ability to defend or attack from set piece. I can say of the goals he had scored from this set-piece.
5 David Luiz: The Brazilian defender that recently left Arsenal this summer is also a good defender and is good when it comes to set-piece. The Defender has so much experience that helped him play a wonderful football as a Defender.
6 Kurt Zouma: The France International defender currently playing for Chelsea is one of the defenders that have scored most of his goals from set-piece. The defender is tall and has good jumping technique. So that's what helping him to achieve this feat.
7 Matt Hummels: The Germany International defender currently playing for Borussia Dortmund is one of the defenders with good set-piece plays. The defender is the kind of player that attackers find it difficult to win him in aerial battles.
8 David Alaba: The Austrian International defender that recently joined Real Madrid this summer from Bayern Munich is one of the defenders that has good experience in set-piece plays. The defender have scored so many goals from this kind of play since he was changed from Left-back to being a Centre-back.
Which of these defenders is good in aerial threats?
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