In modern day football defensive midfielders have become vital components of a winning side.
Before it just used to be a flat 4-4-2 with two central midfielders who interchanged roles, but thats classed as outdated now, teams use attacking midfielders, play-makers, who are given license to roam by the deeper players.
These players are often unsung heroes in many a side.
They don't have the flair of the more attacking players and therefore don't make the headlines as much but their job is an important, if not more important.
Here, I have compiled my present day top five.
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