10 of the Flashiest Defenders in World Football History

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10 of the Flashiest Defenders in World Football History
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As we have seen recently with David Luiz's performances for Chelsea, having a flashy and skillful defender in your team can have its drawbacks.

A footballing centre-back may be able to play the ball out of defence or dictate the pace of the game from deep, but they are only ever one error away from disaster.

It takes a special kind of player to walk that tightrope. Here are 10 such men who have done so with distinction.

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