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Over recent years there have been numerous world class defenders and there are many notable mentions. By analyzing their skill, technique, and influence in the game we have selected the top 10 defenders in world football. Below is a list of 15 notable mentions. Gary Cahill Nicolas Ottamendi Raphael Varane Javier Mascherano 10. David Alaba The young Austrian is one of the worlds best young talents and has sparkled or club and country. David Alaba currently plays for German-side Bayern Munich as a full back.He is considered to be the best defender by many pundits at the age of 22. Alaba is known to have the ability of playing multi-positions (e,g, a box-to-box midfielder, full back, centre back, an attacking role, and sometimes on the attacking flanks). The left footed defender has also began to take free kicks and has recently began to score them. For club the austrian left back has scored a total of 9 goals and has created countless more. He possesses a dynamic skill set we rarely see from such a young player. We rarely get to see such intelligence and skills from a player as we have from Alaba. He has the potential and talent to develop into one of footballs greatest ever, only time will tell. 09. Diego Godin …show more content…

The 2013-2014 La Liga season saw Diego Godin led the back side to secure 20 clean sheets. Diego Godin is well known for his tackling and clearing ability. Godins strengths include aerial duels and concentration. Diego Godin has a knack for providing and scoring the most crucial goals. His header in the group stage match of Uruguay vs Italy took his side to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup and almost clenched the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid until they caught up 4-1 in extra

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