Mexico has produced a great crop of central defenders throughout its history. Some of those players have stayed in the country to play in the local league, while others have left, looking to gain world recognition.
Their performance with the national team has been key in friendlies and international competitions like the Gold Cup, Copa America, Confederations Cup and World Cup.
From Rafael Marquez, one of the most successful Mexican footballers in history, to Fernando Quirarte, a stalwart of El Tri of the '70s, let's find out who are these prolific centre-backs.
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