The 20 Most Intimidating Defenders in Bundesliga History

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The 20 Most Intimidating Defenders in Bundesliga History
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Following our top 20 all-time lists of German strikers and Bundesliga midfielders, Bleacher Report presents our countdown of the best 20 defenders in Bundesliga history.

Players were selected based on individual skill and quality, with titles won as a key bonus criterion.

A wide range of players make the grade, from oldies like Willi Schulz to legends like Franz Beckenbauer to recent retirees like Bixente Lizarazu and even current stars like Philipp Lahm.

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