Top 5 defensive pairings in EPL history
To win a match, aside from being good at the game, we need to have good chemistry with our teammates. Check out 5 most envied defensive pairings in Premier League history!
1. Ricardo Carvalho and John Terry (Chelsea)
Both of them are now retired footballers but back then they were the most solid defensive pair Chelsea ever had. They were unbeatable until 2010 when Real Madrid signed the Portuguese. They helped Chelsea lift 3 Premier League crowns together, 2 League Cups and 2 Community Shields.
2. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand (Man United)
Ferdinand joined Manchester United in 2003 and met his ‘soulmate’ in 2005 when Sir Alex Ferguson signed Vidic. They went on to win 5 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League crown, 3 League Cups and 1 FIFA Club World Cup trophy.
3.Tony Adams and Martin Keown (Arsenal)
This duo is definitely a match made in heaven. They helped Arsenal to win 2 Premier League titles, the FA Cup twice among and other minor trophies!
4.Kolo Toure and Sol Campbell (Arsenal)
Toure and Campbell won a Premier League and 2 FA Cups. The pair went through the 2003/04 season unbeaten. In an interview, Toure revealed the duo’s secret; “Sol Campbell was a fantastic guy who was really strong in the air. The pairing was really good. Sol was great in the air and I was really fast along the ground.”
5.Gary Pallister and Steve Bruce (Man United)
Pallister and Bruce helped Man United to win 3 League titles, 3 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, 3 Community Shields, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Pallister has always been an amazing player but when Sir Alex Ferguson found Bruce, Man United became unstoppable.
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