The game of world football is currently defined by the greatness of powerful scorers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The group of players that gets sent to the back burner amongst all the attention on the attackers are the defenders.
This list pays tribute to those who excelled at defending and achieved success on the club and international levels.
While many people may connect the term defensive duo with a pairing of two center-backs, the term can also be applied to a combination of a full-back and center-back or two full-backs.
Here is the list the of the best 15 defensive duos to ever grace the football pitches around the world with their presence.