Centre Backs : Who's The Best Of The Premier League?

Salaar Shamsi@SalaarizationSenior Writer IAugust 13, 2008

We have successfully completed the first seven editions of "Who Is The Best Of The Premier League?" Here, we shift our focus to the centre backs.

The previous editions were based on Central Midfielders, Strikers, Defensive Midfielders, Left Wingers, Right Wingers , Right Backs and  Left Backs.

Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres (Didier Drogba being the other striker), Micheal Essien, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bakary Sagna and Patrice Evra have been our selected winners so far.

I'm picking some contenders, then the readers will hopefully pick the best out of them and in the process we will create another healthy debate, so here goes...

Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United-England) 

Ferdinand is top-class defender, he's broken into the England ranks and is now a prime candidate for full-time England Captain. His partnership with Vidic has been influential for United.

Is he the Best?

Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United-Serbia)

Vidic is a top performer. He is the only centre back who has come close to what Steve Bruce did for the Red Devils. Vidic is the real rock at United's defense.

Is he the Best?

John Terry(Chelsea-England)

Terry is currently England's captain and Chelsea's skipper. He is a team man with a determination to match, he is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of his era.

Is he the Best?

Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea-Portugal)

Carvalho is another gem of a defender, he has managed to match his performances for Porto with those for the Blues. He is arguably one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

Is he the Best?

Kolo Toure (Arsenal-Ivory Coast)

Toure is the heart of Arsenal's defense. He is a very determined lad, who comes across as a bit of a "leader" even when he's not the captain. He is improved the timing of his tackles significantly over time.

Is he the Best?

Jaime Carragher (Liverpool-England)

If Liverpool's midfield is all about Gerrard then their defense is all about Carragher, over time he has become one of best defenders in England's Top Flight.

Is he the Best?

Due to the lack of time and space, I can't go on and on with Ledley King, William Gallas or Sol Campbell, so vote for whoever you think is worthy.

You must vote for two defenders because we are going to create the B/R EPL XI.

Vote for any TWO Defenders, who you think are the Best in the Premier League and they don't have to be from this list.

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