Recommended Defenders 2008

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Recommended Defenders


[edit] Full Backs

Alan Hutton
RB - 22 - Rangers - £2.8m - Scottish
A good solid Right Back, doesnt cost too much, he is young. Id recommend him for a side out of the EPL top 4.

Anthony Vanden Borre
DRC,WBR,DM - 19 - Anderlecht - £2.5m - Belgian
Great performer, is a very versitile player. In my opinion I believe he is better suited to attacking rather than defending, he can be trained either way though.

Armand Traoré
DL/WBL - 17 - Arsenal - £4m - French
Has the potential to be as good as Leighton Baines.

Cristian Zaccardo
RB - 25 - Palermo - £9m - Italian
Best right back on the game.

Darijo Srna
D/WB/MRL - 25 - Shakhtar Donetsk - £4m - Croatian
World class utility player and great all-rounder. Every thing you can expect from a wide player - crossing, pace, technique and an incredible free kick.

Franco Miranda
DL - 21 - C.A.I. de Chubut - £975k - Argentinian
Has everything a Championship/League One fullback needs. Good tackling, stamina and decent crossing. Provded me with many assists and proved a very good acquisition.

Gareth Bale
DL - 18 - Tottenham Hotspurs - £10m - Welsh
He is very young and got bags of potential also he is a great defender.

Jelle Van Damme
DRLC - 21 - Anderlecht - £3m - Belgian
Good back-up defender to have. Very handy squad player and is cheap.

Jeremy Mathieu
LB - 24 - Toulouse - £8m - French
Mr Dependable, never lets you down. A very consistent performer and can cover many different positions.

Loic Abenzoar
DRC/WBR - 18 - Lyon - £300k - French
Good young prospect for attacking RB. Needs training up but pace to burn.

Manuel Pasqual
D/WBL - 25 - Fiorentina - £6m - Italian
Very cheap for a player of his quality he can easily play for any team in the world

Marcelo
DWBL,AML - 20 - Real Madrid - £5.5m - Brazilian
Brilliant player if played left wing. Loves to take on players and beats them most of the time. Has great dribbling ability and puts in some vital crosses to assist the strikers. Also young so definitely a player for the future.

Park Jae Hong
LB - 28 - N/A - £230k - South Korean
South Korea international. Fantasticly consistant full back with great stats for lower league teams. Will sign for League 1 and above. Probably one of my best signings on FM08.

Rafinha
DR/WBR - 21 - Schalke - £11m - Brazilian
His right back is keeping gary neville out of my team, he is a very solid defender and also a very good backup right midfielder if you train him there.

Ryan Taylor
D/WB/MR - 21 - Wigan - £5m - English
Potential star and quite solid already, good utility value, as he plays both fullback and wing.

Sylvain Monsoreau
DLC - 26 - Monaco - £4m - French
Good solid DLC, drafted him into my villa side to cover DC and start at DL, rarely makes defensive errors.

[edit] Centre Backs

Adam Pinter
DC,DM - 20 - MTK Hungaria - £20k - Hungarian
A cheap bargain for teams in League One and below, he possess a great defensive talent and is a key player who will develop greatly.

Breno
CB - 17 - Sau Paulo - £2.5m - Brazilian
Amazing young defender, can't leave Brazil until Jan 08, but by the second season he is ready for the Premiership.

Christopher Samba
DRC - 23 - Blackburn - £1m - DR of Congo
Has great defensive stats, plus scores loads from corners, got 15 goals in the Premiership for me.

Cristian Zapata
CB - 20 - Udinese - £6.75m - Colombian
Just look at this defender, priceless.

Danny Shittu
CB - 27 - Watford - £1.9m - Nigerian
A good Central defender for the championship and will sign if you can offer him 25k a week.(this was with a L1 side).

Dariusz Dudka
DRLC - 23 - Wisla - £570k - Polish
Superb for league one, Great for championship, but being versatile is his strong point.

David Luiz
CB - 20 - Benfica - Unknown - Brazilian
He's just awesome. He is shortlisted for world player of the year etc all the time. Leading Star anywhere in the world.

Domenico Criscito
CB - 20 - Juventus - £4.5m - Italian
Possibly the best prospect at juventus, in my game with them he is already by far and away the best defender, apart from maybe Andrade.

Eduardo
LB/CB - 18 - Botafogo - £800k - Brazilian
Very cheap in the first season, and can lay in many positions. I am in 2009 and i am constantly receiving 15 million pound offers for him.

Ezequiel Garay
DC - 20 - Racing - £15m - Argentinian
Has great defensive stats for a player so young, bound to become one of the best on the game.

Gustavo Cabral
SW,DC - 21 - Racing Club - Free - Argentinian
Can be signed on a free at the start as his contract runs out in Dec., good stats for mid table prem side.

Jack Hobbs
CB - 18 - Liverpool - £475,000k - English
Young defender with a lot of potential. Could become next John Terry or Rio Ferdinand.

John Terry
CB - 26 - Chelsea - £25m - English
Best defender on the game. Solid at the back and a great tackler.

Jordan Loties
DRC - 23 - Dijon - £500k - French
Signed this guy for £500k for my Crystal Palace team. Got 20 goals in his first season using the corner tactic. His value has rocketed up to £2.7 Million. I reccomend this guy has he is a consistent performer through out.

Karl Svensson
CB - 23 - Caen - £4m - Sweedish
Bought to replace Yobo at Everton, been amazing since joining.

Kim Jin-Kyoo
CB - 22 - Seoul - £350k - South Korean
Great Centre back for championship or even lower premiership clubs.

Mamadou Sakho
DLC - 17 - PSG - Free (Compensation) - French
Approach to sign straight away, becomes an amazing defender and only 16/17 at the start.

Miranda
CB - 22 - Sao Paulo - £5m - Brazilian
Big, strong, solid CB. Takes a while to settle but looks class and with great potential.

Peter Murphy
DLC - 27 - Carlisle - £100k - English
Fantastiv buy for any league 1 side as his stats are simply brilliant. Can play for championship teams aswell. Plays best as a DC but can fill in at left back. Increadibly cheap.

Rob Jones
CB - 27 - Hibernian - £800k - English
Great player for any championship teams or struggling premiership teams.

Sergey Ignashevich
DRC - 27 - CSKA Moscow - Free Transfer - Russian
The best free transfer you can get at the start of the game, is a rock at the back, loads of light blues, but you'll have to go for him quick as loads of clubs want him.

Stefan Radu
DLC - 21 - FC Dinamo - £2.5m - Romanian
Great defender for all teams even though he is still at a young age.

Steven Taylor
CB - 20 - Newcastle United - £7m - English
Can't believe he hasn't already been listed, reliable, consistent, rarely injured, can get booked quite often though. But he is young at start of the game and IMO is one of the best defenders in the game.

Vincent Kompany
DC - 21 - Hambug SV - £10m - Belgian
A rock solid defender who never lets anybody get past him.

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