World Football: Ranking the 10 Best Defensive Midfielders

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World Football: Ranking the 10 Best Defensive Midfielders
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The defensive midfield role is easily the most underrated and undervalued position in football. The amount of work a defensive midfielder contributes to a team is invaluable. Defensive midfielders often are forced to fulfill the physical roles for their team, alongside aiding their defenders as well as also contributing in attack.

Whilst strikers and wingers will dazzle with their tricks and speed, claiming the rewards for the team's success due to their numerous goals, and the more technical, attacking midfielders will reap praise for their efforts of inch perfect passing and movements, defensive midfielders will quietly complete their job week in week out.

So in recognition, this article will rank the 10 best defensive midfielders in World Football.

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