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Sergio Ramos' history lies at right-back, the position in which he first impressed for Sevilla as a youngster, producing the talent necessary for his 2005 move to Real Madrid, where his success would continue.
However, recent seasons and the necessity of the squad have seen the 27-year-old move into the centre of defence yet maintain his status as one of Los Merengues' most reliable investments and indeed for the Spanish national team, too.
Even being fielded in a deep-lying midfield role on occasion, Ramos is an athlete first and foremost, his technical proficiency with or without the ball merely lending itself to wherever he may line up.
Daniele De Rossi
Arguably one of Italy's best midfield generals of all time, it's only suitable that a man regularly labelled as Il Gladiatore (work that one out) gives his all for both club and country, whether it be in midfield or at centre-back.
Daniele De Rossi's 13-year career as a Roma star has seen him gradually migrate closer toward his own goal, although it's worth noting that his hub still lies in the middle of the pitch.
Any concerns regarding the player's capability in the centre of defence were laid to rest when the 30-year-old led Italy from the back in a three-man defence, proving that he's extremely proficient in either area, regardless of the opposition's quality.
Brought to Barcelona having built a career as a defensive midfielder, Javier Mascherano quickly found the wealth of playmaking talent tough to break down in Catalan country.
So, in a situation such as the one the Argentinian faced, one either sits and attempts to stand the heat, or gets out of the kitchen. Mascherano chose the latter.
More specifically, Pep Guardiola chose to give the South American a run at centre-back as a result of some defensive absences. Mascherano has since gone on to make the position his own, albeit still competing fiercely for playing time at the Camp Nou.
Tackling talents still being put to decent use, it hasn't been a drastic change from the game Mascherano is used to.