Top 10: Defenders of the 21st Century (1)

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Reliable defenders might not get the limelight of a midfielder or a striker, but they are just as important to a winning football team.

The world's best football clubs have the world's best defenders - and you'll find some of them on this list, which ranks the best centre-backs and full-backs since the turn of the 21st Century.

This list is entirely subjective, but feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments' section below.

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