Wikipedia tells me there are four types of defender: centre back, sweeper, full back and wing back, but I’m struggling to see where any of the players I will mention in my list represent these positions.
Defending is an art, and since the Premier League’s inception in 1992 it has given us world class defenders such as Tony Adams, John Terry and Steve Bruce. These players, like so many, commanded their backlines, put their bodies on the line to block a shot and popped up with the odd goal.
Like so many wonderful things there is always a downside, this downside comes in the form of ten reckless, clumsy and talentless defenders who have somehow made in onto the world’s biggest footballing stage.
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