Defense wins championships. We've all heard that phrase over and over again. Who could argue with it? With a solid and strong defense at your disposal it's very hard for the opposition to beat you. With all the praise strikers and midfielders get these days, I think its time to show a little love to the players in world football that make defending look like its a walk in the park.
Here's my top 12 list for the best defenders in world football right now. The tough tacklers and the impenetrable defenders in the world for your viewing pleasure.