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Best, greatest and top Champions League defenders ever in history!

Greatest Champions League defenders

Best Champions League defenders? Top Champions League defenders? Greatest Champions League defenders? Who makes the hall of fame? Yesterday we begun taking a look at the Champions League’s greatest players, in the first of a series of articles.

We begun at the back of the field, with the goalkeepers. It had some fantastic legends on the list and in case you missed it, you can read it here.

Today we move onto defenders, and the best defenders ever to grace the finest competition in the world. Defenders could make the list for any number of reasons, such as special performances or contribution to their team, their order in the list does not depend on number of winners medals alone. To clarify, the players must have won the modern Champions League to qualify for this list, so greats such as Franz Beckenbauer don’t feature.

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Best Champions League defenders

So let’s dive into the list, here are Sillyseason’s best, greatest and top Champions League defenders in history!!

10) Dani Alves – Barcelona – 3x winner

He’s had his fair share of criticism over his career, but Dani Alves is a legend for his club and has won this famous competition a huge 3 times, in 2009, 2011 and 2015, a worthy start to this list, but not as legendary as other defenders who’ve won it less.

Dani Alves