The art of defend has evolved over the years. The demands of footballers have increased in recent years and defenders in particular have had to adapt.
Center-backs are no longer expected to shoot the ball out of the stadium. Coolness on the ball is a prerequisite, as managers expect attacks to be built from behind. Over the years, there has been no shortage of world-class center-backs, who have transformed the position with their style of play.
On that note, we take a look at the 5 best center-backs of all time.
# 5 Alessandro Nesta