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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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Jaap Stam

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Jakob "Jaap" Stam is a Dutch football manager and former player who last managed Reading. Stam played for several European clubs including PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Lazio, Milan and Ajax before retiring in October 2007. Wikipedia Born: July 17, 1972 (age 46 years), Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands Height: 1.9 m Nationality: Dutch Weight: 91 kg Spouse: Ellis Stam (m. 1997) Team coached: Reading F.C. (Association football manager, 2016–2018)
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