Football is a very technical and tactical game. Each and every player in the football pitch has a different role. Defenders have a primary role of stopping opposition strikers and fowards from scoring. Defenders are supposed to block shots from strikers, make tackles and also contest for ariel balls.
Defenders also scores goals oftenly. Most of the goals scored by defenders comes from set pieces such as corner kicks and free kicks. Others also score from direct freekicks or by converting penalties awarded to the team. Below is a list of top 5 highest scoring defenders of all time.
5. Graham Alexander.
Alexander scored a total of 130 goals during his football career. He achieved that in 833 matches which he played for 4 football club. He played for Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Burnley and Preston North End.
4. Laurent Blanc.
Blanc Managed to score a total of 137 goals in 602 matches. He scored all those goals while playing for 9 football clubs. Some of the big clubs were Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Milan.
3. Fernando Hierro.
The Spanish defender played for Real Valladolid, Real Madrid, Bolton Wanderers and Al Rayyan Football Club. Fernando scored a total of 134 goals in 545 matches.
2. Daniel Passarella.
The Argentine defender scored a total of 153 goals in 451 matches. He played for River Plate, Fiorentina and Inter Milan.
1. Ronaldo Koeman.
The current Barcelona coach hold the record for the highest scoring defender of all time. He was a specialist in scoring penalties. Koeman scored a total of 239 goals in 535 matches. He played for Barcelona, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.
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