Wingback in the limelight3 min read . Updated: 06 Oct 2017, 03:59 PM IST
Fullbacks are essential for the success of a team but they hardly get noticed on the field. This season though, with European clubs willing to splurge on wing backs, things seem to be changing
Only three defenders have ever won the Ballon d’Or—football’s most coveted individual honour. Two of them are German: Franz Beckenbauer and Matthias Sammer, both excelling in the sweeper’s role. Then there’s Fabio Cannavaro, the roaring Italian centre-back. Forwards and midfielders have dominated this list—be it Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Zinedine Zidane. Even Lev Yashin, the great Russian goalkeeper, won it in 1963.
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