Jaap Stam is without a doubt the most frightening defender in history.
It was nearly impossible to stand up to him.
His physique and personality made him stand out as a player, 6'3" and 198Ibsof pure muscle, this man was a beast!
Man United fans even invented a song to celebrate him.
Unfortunately, things ended bitterly at man United, because of his falling out with sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United decided to sell him to Lazio which they regretted.
Some years later man United manager admitted to having made one of the greatest mistakes as a manager to let them go.
This incident didn't break them. For lazio, he was an absolute rock, sometimes a little bit too violent.
He was able to change the course of a match by ending any player. He would take out the most dangerous rival shamelessly. From the first touch, the attacker knew what was coming.
He was a strong character capable of making the best strikers tremble. Even Zlatan had to ease off in the face of this Mountain.
Apart from his trophies, Stam had a good reputation. He is considered one of the all-time greats and sets the benchmark for defenders.
Content created and supplied by: khaembasakwa (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More