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25 Most Powerful Defenders in World Football
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Who are the most powerful defenders in world football, and how do we constitute powerful?

Brede Hangeland's towering frame and aerial prowess make him powerful, while Mats Hummels' surging runs also make him a good example of a feared central defender.

Here are the 25 most powerful defenders currently plying their trade.

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