Best Premier League xi ever [Centre Backs Modern Era]…
We are done with Goalkeepers and for that, you have to read that blog on goalkeepers. Again, I must remind you that we are not doing the all-time list. We are just covering the players from the Modern Era, the era we did watch the most growing up. And we could include current players if they are at that level. We have already picked the formation which is 4-1-4-1 and will be picking 4 Defenders. In this article, we will just cover the top center backs and in the next one, will be going for full-backs. let’s decide our best premier league center back.
Center Backs :
Rio Ferdinand –
The guy who has won it all, one of the best center backs in the history of the premier league. Career achievements:
6 premier leagues, Champions League, and almost unbreakable at the back along with Vidic.
6 pfa team of the year, also been in world toty.
I would like to rate him as the best defender i have ever seen in air.
John Terry –
Another English name who I think is the best center half in the history of the game.
5 premier league titles in an era dominated by Man United. He is the main reason why Chelsea went toe to toe with Man U.
FA cups –
5, Chelsea I think had the edge when it came to winning knockout games in England.
Champions league and Europa league.
5 times FIFA toty. He beats Ferdinand and others damn bad here. Also, multiple EPL toty. Uefa toty 4 times.
700 appearances for a single club, most goals by a defender in epl.
Conceded just 15 goals in a season.
Nemanja Vidic :
He made Rio a better center back. He is widely known for his clearances and playing with his life on the line.
5 premier league titles that prove he modified Rio, champions league, fa cups, and club world cup as well.
Fifa toty twice, 4 EPL toty, PFA player of the year twice, this shows what he did in a short amount of time and yeah Serbian player of the year as well. That guy was charismatic. Deal with it.
Vincent Kompany :
A career ruined by injury, he should at least be ranked as City ‘s best signing ever along with Yaya Toure. A wall at back, clearances, his vision to sense danger, these attributes made Joe hart win 4 golden gloves with the city. Of course, Hart was magic as well. Do not forget, he was signed as a defensive midfielder.
He was epl player of the season,FA cup
3 premier leagues 4th might come this season.
Multiple epl toty. World cup 3rd place.
He has been there for 10 years, a champions league medal might do justice with his career.
Notable Mentions :
Gary Cahill (won premier league, Fa cup, champions league, were in multiple EPL toty)
And our two picks are : John terry, Rio Ferdinand.
There were many other picks. But, they did not have a trophy to prove how good they were. Also, boring people with the players they haven’t even seen on a pitch is not our style. Will see you next time with full-backs!