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The Best football Defenders of All Time

19th Jul 2018
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Many football fans when discussing what makes this game beautiful often forget about the art of defending. A last-ditch tackle and an off the line clearance can often be just as important as a penalty or free kick, and over the course of time who have perfected defending similar to how the likes of Pele, Maradona and Cruyff have perfected offence. In the history of football, there have been defenders who have stood out with respective to a particular style and position in defending. So here are the greatest defenders in the history of football.

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The Best football Defenders of All Time

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Franz Beckenbauer

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Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the ... Wikipedia Born: September 11, 1945 (age 72 years), Munich, Germany Height: 1.81 m Position: Defender Spouse: Heidi Burmester (m. 2006), Sybille Beckenbauer (m. 1990–2004), Brigitte Beckenbauer (m. 1966–1990) Children: Stephan Beckenbauer, Michael Beckenbauer, Thomas Beckenbauer, Francessca Beckenbauer, Noel Beckenbauer Awards: Ballon d'Or, MORE
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