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He for me is the best CB in the world at the moment. Vidic is up there in the top 5 in the country and even Europe. Terry and Carvalho should also get a mention but I think the Rio--Vidic partnership is better. Nesta wasn't too bad few seasons back and Skertal looks okay. Agger also looked class when he played.
 

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Was gonna just say:

1. Rio
2. Vidic
3. Evra
4. Wes
5. Gary Neville

but that may be a bit swayed by my preferences!

Without any United players

1. Sergio ramos
2. Marquez
3. Cannavaro
4. Nesta
5. Lucio

Then Combined i'd have

1. Rio
2. Sergio Ramos
3. Vidic
4. Marquez
5. Cannavaro

I'm just rating them on the way I think they rate right now.
 

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Couldnt bring myself to put Terry in there. Carvalho is probably worth a spot alright.
Yea forgot about Lahm as well, really rate him highly although he had a disaster
against Spain in the euros. Think the goal was Lehmans fault in fairness to him though.
Dunne is also quality, wish he had of left city!
 
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Fergie said on the 06/07 season review on Vidic:

'To my mind he's the best centre half in the league'

Make your mind up Fergie :rolleyes:
 

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Rio is the best defender in the world and who dont agree with that is a disgrace
Rio is one of the rare defenders who can score defend and assist in one game
Rio is definitely the world best defender right now
he can mark all kind of defenders
even though he is not the best to mark beast strikers (drogba)
Rio is one of the rare defenders who can score by his legs
also he have a powerful shots
Rio have a great awareness, reads the play well and "never a dull moment"
Rio is loyal to the club and have a good attitude (not the best attitude but not bad attitude)
Plus sometimes he can make a nasty trick
he have a great character he always speak against racism and as they say "he is a nice guy"
cool person
Great Leader Mighty Defender!

post this vid in any liverpool forum and you will get banned. lol :D

a trick by Rio that ronaldo cant even do :p

Abo Top 5 Central Defenders Ranking
1.Rio Ferdinand
2.Vidic

_________________ GOD LEVEL
3.Lescott
4.Richards
5.Upson ( maybe :rolleyes: )
all still playing
 

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I have to disagree with Ramos being one of the best. He is definately one of the best RB's in the world but he gets caught out of position far too much at CB, though he is still young so he could definately get better.

I think Rio is definately the best CB in the world atm. Unfortunately Terry is/will be the one who gets more credit from the press because the english media prefer a player who appears to have more heart than talent.

3 or 4 years ago he used to be fairly mistake-prone or have lapses in concentration but in the last few years he has matured and is now not only playing at an incredibly high level, but he has turned into somewhat of a leader. Like Pally said Vidic definately brings out the best in him because Rio's only flaw is that he doesn't 'stick his head in' in the way that Vidic does, though he has improved a lot in this respect.

For me his performances against Liverpool away, Roma away, and the two Barca legs were as good as any performance I've seen from a Manutd defender.

He has definately 'stepped up' since Gazza has been injured, hopefully he'll maintain his leadership because with all due respect to Gazza, I think Rio is looked upon as the leader now. You saw at the players awards Ronaldo, Anderson and Nani point to Rio's picture and praise him.


The top 2 CB's in the world IMO are: Rio and Nesta (when fit).
After that theres a list of players who are very close and all have an arguement for being the 'best of the rest.' Calvalho, Vidic, Cannavaro, Lucio, Mattarazzi (before E08), Gallas, Terry, Bramble..just kidding ;)

Now that I actually sat and though about it there aren't that many top quality CB's in world atm, although the likes of Richards, Garay, Albiol, Agger, Ramos could/should turn into some of the best.
 

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As far as center backs go, I'd say:

1.Vidic
2.Mexès
3.Rio

Right backs:
1.Sergio Ramos
2.Gary Neville
3.Daniel Alves

Left Backs:
1.Evra
2.Lahm
3.Bale

Overall:
1.Ramos
2.Vidic
3.Mexès
4.Rio.
5.Evra.
 
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piazza said:
As far as center backs go, I'd say:

1.Vidic
2.Mexès
3.Rio
Is that some kind of joke? :confused:

Mexes better than Rio? I've heard some funny
stuff in my time but that's one of the best. :rolleyes:
 

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-zuco- said:
Is that some kind of joke? :confused:

Mexes better than Rio? I've heard some funny
stuff in my time but that's one of the best. :rolleyes:
I'm just going on last season's form, Rio's a little inconsistent for my taste. Mexès is a wall, all the time.
 
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piazza said:
I'm just going on last season's form, Rio's a little inconsistent for my taste. Mexès is a wall, all the time.
Rio was a rock ALL SEASON. He played a major part in
the defence that conceded fewer goals than any other.

Rio used to be inconsistent and prone to mistakes but
over the last two seasons he hasn't put a foot wrong.
He reads the game well, he's good in the air, he's good
with the ball at his feet and he's a fantastic leader.

As for Mexez, he was certainly a wall for Roma when we
put seven past them wasn't he? He wouldn't even make
my top five.

Rio, Vidic, Carvalho, Nesta, Terry, are all far better than him.

His national coach doesn't ever think he's good enough for a
place in the squad!!

Mexez better than Rio: Officially the funniest thing I've heard this week.
 

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Yeah Mexes and Gallas are world class too...it would be hard to chose an overall whos the best especially since they all have different styles like Vidic and Rio but judging on last season's performance and at the moment Rio and Vidic have it tied at first spot for me
 

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Rio is the best...and he has no match..him and Vida provide Man Utd the best pair center defenders this world can offer....they are the best in my opinion and they've showed it by what they've achieved....the only one that could be close to them...would be Nesta from Milan...but...Rio & Vida....make the best from the best....what am i say'n...we are the best:D..and we'll stay like this
 

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piazza said:
I'm just going on last season's form, Rio's a little inconsistent for my taste. Mexès is a wall, all the time.
nah....
Rio was the most consistent player in the entire Premier League imo.
Even more consistent than Ronaldo, as in continually playing to a very high
level each game. There were barely any mistakes at all last season.
Mexes is good but he's not that good. As Zuco said, he would have made it into
a crappy French squad for the Euro's had he been this 'wall'.
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Fergie reckons he is: http://www.sportinglife.com/footbal...ER--UNITED&RH=Manchester--United&PREV_SEASON=


Pally reckons he is: http://www.sportinglife.com/footbal...ER--UNITED&RH=Manchester--United&PREV_SEASON=

I reckon he is. He has it all for me: pace, tackling, compusure, height,
leadership, quality, silky skills, determination and he has lifted the CL.
Is Rio the best defender in the world?
Who would be up there with him?
Say maybe a top 3 or top 5.
I can't choose between him and Vida, but I'd say Vida. The guy is perfect without any "dark moments " we 've seen from Rio
 

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Jazz 16 said:
nah....
Rio was the most consistent player in the entire Premier League imo.
Even more consistent than Ronaldo, as in continually playing to a very high
level each game. There were barely any mistakes at all last season.
Mexes is good but he's not that good. As Zuco said, he would have made it into
a crappy French squad for the Euro's had he been this 'wall'.
but rio would have made it to the WC had he been the best :p -
just kidding - i can't see any class in mexes

abojodeh said:
imo Nesta Pyuol Terry and Carvalho are overrated
and Richards Lescott Upson and Laursen are underrated
lol at lescott :p
 

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abojodeh said:
whats the problem with lescott he is a very great defender
lescott and yobo have benefited everton more than JT and carv benefited chel$ki
i don't know...i saw 2 or 3 of his games (one of them was for england against us i think ) and he was awfull
 
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