Sir Alex Ferguson once stated that while “attack wins you games, defense wins you titles”. The truth is defenders are actually the backbone of any team’s success.
In this post we will look at some of football’s best defensive duo partnership, and we would love that you pick your favourite from the options.
Here are the options;
1. MALDINI AND NESTA – AC MILAN
Maldini was the defender who gave AC Milan leadership while Nesta was one of the best technical defenders to ever grace the game. They were the two best central defenders in the world at that time and helped Milan to two emphatic Champions League triumphs (2002/03, 2006/07).
2. VIDIC AND FERDINAND – MANCHESTER UNITED
Vidic and Ferdinand formed a formidable partnership for Manchester United. Also, Vidic and Ferdinand were two major contributors to Edwin van der Sar’s record-breaking unbeaten run in 2009, when he went 1,103 minutes without conceding a single goal in the English Premier League.
3. PIQUE AND PUYOL – BARCELONA
Pique and Puyol were fundamental in Barcelona winning a treble (the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga). The both players also helped Spain to their first ever World Cup triumph in 2010.
5. SERGIO RAMOS AND PEPE – REAL MADRID
Sergio Ramos and Pepe are one of football’s best centre-back duo. The both defenders played a major role in Real Madrid winning the Champions league in the 2014/2015 season.
Which Was Your Best Defensive Duo Partnership?