1. Paolo Maldini
And finally the Best Defender in Football goes to no other than current AC Milan director Paolo Maldini. The legendary Italian defender deserves top place than other player on the list considering his wonderful defensive football he has played over the years. He is the greatest football defender ever on many lists.
The Italian has spent all his 25 year footballing career at AC Milan which makes him the most loyal footballer ever to grace the footballing world, when you hear the word ”Loyalty” this player must definitely come to your mind as he has been phenomenal throughout his footballing career and has been an idol for a number of young defenders in the world right now.
He won 26 trophies with AC Milan before he retired 5 Champions League, 1 Coppa Italia, 5 Supercoppe Italiane, 5 European Super Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cups, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup before he retired in 2009 to mark an end to a 25 year football career.