8 Defenders Skillful Enough to Be Midfielders

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8 Defenders Skillful Enough to Be Midfielders
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Last week, Wolves fans paid tribute to Frank Munro, their former Scottish international defender of the 1970s.

Munro was a centre-half of rare skill.

Words like uncompromising, fierce and tough tackling described the thick set giants of the back four in those days. Hammer Horror tackles from Chopper Harris, Ian Ure, Norman Hunter and Mickey Droy filled the grounds with shrieks in that decade.

But Munro was classy and stylish. He had confidence in his own skill and delighted fans with tricks that would make an inside forward drool.

In tribute to Frank Munro, here are a few more centre-backs with skill enough to win the tackle and then play a bit of football too.

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