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Ranking the 20 Most Intimidating Defenders in Serie A History

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Ranking the 20 Most Intimidating Defenders in Serie A History
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To list the most intimidating defenders in Serie A history is a challenging task.

Before I divulge my list, an explanation as to how I am interpreting this list is needed.

One could understand intimidating as somebody imposing, tough and scary almost in the manner in which they defend.

The other way to look at it is to take into account the reputation that the player has professionally, such as international prestige.

My list will comprise of defenders who meet the former interpretation, who are not necessarily intimidating for footballing reasons, those who tread a fine line regarding the rules even.

Having followed the Italian league for more than 20 years, I feel as if I am well placed to comment on those defenders I have come across during this period of time.

So those players who graced pitches across the peninsula before this period will be omitted, mainly due to a dearth of time spent watching those players.

Please comment below with your thoughts on the players I have included and add your own suggestions.

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