10 Greatest Football Defenders Of Modern Times

1o. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos García was born 30 March 1986. He is a Spanish footballer who plays for and captains both, Real Madrid and the Spain national football team.

A central defender, he can also play as a right back.

After emerging through Sevilla’s youth academy, Ramos went on to become a mainstay for Real Madrid where he has won 13 major honours and developed into one of La Liga’s top scorers from a defensive position.

Sergio Ramos

Internationally, Ramos represented the Spanish national team at three World Cups and three European Championships, winning the former tournament in 2010 and the latter in 2008 and 2012.

He made his first appearance at the age of 18 and, in 2013, he became the nation’s youngest player to ever reach 100 caps.

Ramos is a strong player who excels in the air, making him a goal threat on set-pieces,  and he is also a competent, aggressive tackler. He is gifted with pace, good technical ability, as well as good distribution and crossing ability

Due to his leadership, his athletic and technical prowess, his ability to excel both offensively and defensively, as well as his tactical versatility, which allows him to be deployed as a centre back and as a full back, former manager Carlo Ancelotti has compared him to legendary defender Paolo Maldini

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