Premier League: 6 Most Successful Central Defenders, Who?
Vincent Kompany lifting the Premier League trophy with Manchester City
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | The Premier League is known as a football competition with a fast style of play and relies on counter-attacks or possession of the ball with high intensity. This makes every club in the Premier League need a strong central defender. Great center-backs from other leagues don't necessarily sparkle when playing in the Premier League.
During this time, many central defenders have been found to have many trophies. You could say they are the most successful Premier League center-backs. More or less who? No, read the narrative!
1. John Terry (19 trophies)
Chelsea fans are certainly no stranger to the figure of John Terry. The player from England defended the Blues in 1995–2017. Interestingly, he chose to retire when not with Chelsea. He retired when he was a free agent.
John Terry is one of the most successful central defenders in the Premier League. The problem is he has won 19 trophies from the 492 matches he has played. At a minimum, he has contributed 5 Premier League trophies, 5 FA Cup trophies, to 1 Champions League cup.
2. Rio Ferdinand (18 trophies)
Rio Ferdinand is Manchester United's legendary center-back. He played for the Red Devils from 2002–2014. He managed to become one of the leading players in the England team by giving performances around 81 times.
Ferdinand has so far managed to collect 18 trophies. From that trophy, there are 6 Premier League trophies, 1 Champions League trophy, to 3 League Cup trophies. Unfortunately, Ferdinand was not able to win the FA Cup trophy as far as his profession.
3. Nemanja Vidic (15 trophies)
Another Manchester United center-back who is no less successful than Rio Ferdinand is Nemanja Vidic. Ferdinand and Vidic became one of the most troublesome duos for the enemy team's front players. Vidic himself has served in 211 games with Manchester United.
At least, there have been 15 trophies he has achieved throughout his career with Manchester United. From that trophy, there are 5 Premier League trophies and 1 Champions League cup. Similar to Ferdinand, Vidic has never collected an FA Cup trophy as far as his profession.
4. Gary Pallister (15 trophies)
Gary Pallister was one of the great central defenders of the late 20th century. He has played for English clubs, such as Manchester United, Middlesbrough FC, Billingham Town, and Darlington. However, only Manchester United can give him the trophy.
At a minimum, there have been 15 trophies that he has successfully achieved, starting from the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, to the UEFA Super Cup. He decider in 2001 with his last club Middlesbrough FC.
5. Steve Bruce (12 trophies)
Newcastle United fans are certainly no stranger to Steve Bruce. He has been the coach of Newcastle United since 2019. The clubs he had defended were Manchester United, Norwich City, Birmingham City, Sheffield United,s and Gillingham FC.
Steve Bruce has collected 12 trophies, starting from local competition to international competition. Unfortunately, he was ignored by the England national team because he was never trusted to strengthen his country.
6. Vincent Kompany (12 trophies)
Vincent Kompany is one of the legends owned by Manchester City. He defended Manchester City in 2008-2019 yesterday. Throughout his 11 years with Manchester City, he has won 12 trophies.
Unfortunately, Kompany was not able to give Manchester City the Champions League trophy before he retired last year. He is believed to be the captain of the Belgian national team which has been capped around 89 times since 2004.