The defender’s role is obviously to defend and try to prevent the opposition strikers from getting any goalscoring opportunities. They need to be big and strong and, in the main, particularly good at heading the ball. Central defenders need to be able to anticipate the opposition’s moves, read the danger, intercept any good passes, and block any goalbound shots – literally putting themselves in the firing line at times! They are also known as a centre-half.

Mamadou Patangua

Mamadou Patangua

Amadou Jean Tigana is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and one goal for the France national football team during the 1980s. He most recently coached Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua

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John SMith

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

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