sportmob

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

In this article, we have a brief overview of the best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time and the background, honors and achievements of these top players!
Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

The most popular sport in Italy is football, and football fans really have the right to support their favorite teams with such passion and enthusiasm, because the Italian Serie A is always held at the highest and highest quality possible, and the most proud and top players in the world play in its clubs.

In this article, we want to introduce the best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion, and then we will provide a brief biography of each of these top players.

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

The Italian Serie A tournament has always been held to the highest standards of world of football, and the players of this league are always among the best players of their generation. This makes it difficult to select the best from these players. However, we have prepared a list of the best Serie A centre-back defenders ever in our opinion, which we will share with you below.

#1 Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 14 August 1984 (age 36)
  • Place of birth: Pisa, Italy
  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back, left-back

Club information

  • Current team: Juventus
  • Number: 3

Youth career

  • 1990–2000: Livorno

Senior career

  • 2000–2002: Team: Livorno, Appearances: 8, Goals: 0
  • 2002–2005: Team: Roma, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2002–2004: Team: → Livorno (loan), Appearances: 47, Goals: 4
  • 2004–2005: Team: → Fiorentina (loan), Appearances: 37, Goals: 3
  • 2005–: Team: Juventus, Appearances: 388, Goals: 27

National team

  • 2000: Team: Italy U15, Appearances: 8, Goals: 0
  • 2000–2001: Team: Italy U16, Appearances: 12, Goals: 2
  • 2001: Team: Italy U17, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 2002: Team: Italy U18, Appearances: 6, Goals: 1
  • 2001–2003: Team: Italy U19, Appearances: 18, Goals: 1
  • 2004: Team: Italy Olympic, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 2004–2007: Team: Italy U21, Appearances: 26, Goals: 6
  • 2004–: Team: Italy, Appearances: 104, Goals: 8

The top player in the list of best ever Serie A centre-back defenders in our opinion is Giorgio Chiellini, an Italian professional footballer who plays for Juventus and the Italian national team. He captains both teams and specializes in central defense, but also has the ability to play as a left-back.

He is a strong, aggressive and versatile defender who has played for Livorno, Roma, Fiorentina and Juventus.

With Juventus, he won 9 consecutive Serie A titles from 2012 to 2020, as well as four consecutive Copa del Rey titles and four Supercoppa Italiana titles. Giorgio Chiellini has been named Serie A Team of the Year five times and has also been named Serie A Defender of the Year three times.

His honor list is as follows:

Club

Juventus

  • Serie A: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
  • Serie B: 2006–07
  • Coppa Italia: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

International

Italy U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2003

Italy Olympic

  • Summer Olympics third-place: 2004

Italy

  • UEFA Euro runner-up: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup third place: 2013

Individual

  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Serie A Defender of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2017
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15, 2017–18
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2014–15, 2017–18
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team: 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 4th team: 2015, 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019 (15th defender)
  • France Football World XI: 2015
  • Juventus Player of the Year: 2008–09
  • Juventus Greatest XI of All Time: 2017
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2007
  • All-time UEFA European Under-21 Championship Dream Team: 2015

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Leonardo Bonucci.

#2 Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Leonardo Bonucci
  • Date of birth: 1 May 1987 (age 33)
  • Place of birth: Viterbo, Italy
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Club information

  • Current team: Juventus
  • Number: 19

Youth career

  • 2004–2005: Viterbese

Senior career

  • 2005–2006: Team: Viterbese, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2005–2006: Team: → Inter Milan (loan), Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 2006–2009: Team: Inter Milan, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2007–2009: Team: → Treviso (loan), Appearances: 40, Goals: 4
  • 2009: Team: → Pisa (loan), Appearances: 18, Goals: 1
  • 2009: Team: Genoa, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2009–2010: Team: Bari, Appearances: 38, Goals: 1
  • 2010–2017: Team: Juventus, Appearances: 227, Goals: 13
  • 2017–2018: Team: Milan, Appearances: 35, Goals: 2
  • 2018–: Team: Juventus, Appearances: 65, Goals: 7

National team

  • 2010–: Team: Italy, Appearances: 97, Goals: 7

The next player in the list of all-time best Serie A centre-back defenders in our opinion is Leonardo Bonucci, an Italian footballer who specializes in central defense.

He currently plays for Juventus in the Italian Serie A and the Italian national team. The most glorious career of this strong and fast defender is with Juventus.

At Juventus, he has won six consecutive Italian titles, three Italian Super Cups, three FA Cups and two runners-up in the Champions League. Bonucci is currently the highest paid Serie A player after moving to Milan.

His honor list is as follows:

Inter Milan U20

  • Campionato Nazionale Primavera: 2007
  • Coppa Italia Primavera: 2006

Inter Milan

  • Serie A: 2005–06

Juventus

  • Serie A: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20
  • Coppa Italia: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

Italy

  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Medal: 2013

Individual

  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2016
  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2015–16
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2016
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2017–18
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2016–17
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2016–17
  • L'Équipe Team of the Year: 2016
  • IFFHS Men's World Team: 2017
  • EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year: 2017
  • Ballon d'Or nominee: 2017

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Andrea Barzagli.

 You might also like: Everything you need to know about the UEFA Champions League

#3 Andrea Barzagli, Juventus

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Andrea Barzagli
  • Date of birth: 8 May 1981 (age 39)
  • Place of birth: Fiesole, Italy
  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Youth career

  • Rondinella

Senior career

  • 1998–2000: Team: Rondinella, Appearances: 51, Goals: 3
  • 2000: Team: Pistoiese, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0
  • 2001: Team: Rondinella, Appearances: 13, Goals: 1
  • 2001–2003: Team: Piacenza, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2001–2003: Team: → Ascoli (loan), Appearances: 46, Goals: 3
  • 2003–2004: Team: Chievo, Appearances: 29, Goals: 3
  • 2004–2008: Team: Palermo, Appearances: 142, Goals: 3
  • 2008–2011: Team: VfL Wolfsburg, Appearances: 75, Goals: 1
  • 2011–2019: Team: Juventus, Appearances: 206, Goals: 2

National team

  • 2003–2004: Team: Italy U21, Appearances: 15, Goals: 0
  • 2004–2017: Team: Italy, Appearances: 73, Goals: 0

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders ever in our opinion is Andrea Barzagli, a former Italian professional footballer who played in defense during his professional football career. He has been selected four times in the Serie A team of the year and is one of the best and strongest defenders of his generation.

His first Serie A club was with Chievo, followed by Palermo, VfL Wolfsburg and Juventus.

The list of his honors and achievements is very dazzling and brilliant. Among these honors are the following:

Club

Rondinella

  • Serie D: 1998–99

Ascoli

  • Serie C1: 2001–02
  • Supercoppa di Lega di Prima Divisione: 2001–02

Wolfsburg

  • Bundesliga: 2008–09

Juventus

  • Serie A: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
  • Coppa Italia: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Champions League Runner-up: 2014–15, 2016–17

International

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup: 2006
  • Olympic Bronze Medal: 2004
  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup third place: 2013
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 2004

Individual

  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Group Stage: 2015
  • Premio Nazionale Carriera Esemplare "Gaetano Scirea": 2017

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Nemanja Vidic.

#4 Nemanja Vidic, Inter

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Nemanja Vidić
  • Date of birth: 21 October 1981 (age 38)
  • Place of birth: Titovo Užice, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Youth career

  • 1989–1994: Jedinstvo Užice
  • 1994–1996: Sloboda Užice
  • 1996–2000: Red Star Belgrade

Senior career

  • 2000–2004: Team: Red Star Belgrade, Appearances: 67, Goals: 12
  • 2000–2001: Team: → Spartak Subotica (loan), Appearances: 27, Goals: 6
  • 2004–2006: Team: Spartak Moscow, Appearances: 39, Goals: 4
  • 2006–2014: Team: Manchester United, Appearances: 211, Goals: 15
  • 2014–2016: Team: Inter Milan, Appearances: 23, Goals: 1

National team

  • 2002–2011: Team: Serbia, Appearances: 56, Goals: 2

The next player in the list of all-time best centre-back defenders at Serie A in our opinion is Nemanja Vidic, a former Serbian professional footballer who played as a central defender.

He played for Manchester United from 2006 to 2014 and played for the Serbian national team from 2002 to 2011. His fame was largely due to his dazzling and fast defense and leadership power, and many believe he was one of the best center-backs in the world during his heyday.

Vidic played for Inter Milan from Manchester United for two years from 2014 to 2016, during which time he became one of the best Serie A center-backs of all time. He announced his retirement on January 29, 2016.

His honor list is as follows:

Red Star Belgrade

  • First League of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003–04
  • FR Yugoslavia Cup in 2001–02
  • Serbia and Montenegro Cup in 2003–04

Manchester United

  • Premier League in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Football League Cup in 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
  • FA Community Shield in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • UEFA Champions League in 2007–08
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2008

Individual

  • FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2009, 2011
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team in 2013
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2006–07 Premier League, 2007–08 Premier League, 2008–09 Premier League, 2010–11 Premier League
  • Premier League Player of the Season in 2008–09, 2010–11
  • Premier League Player of the Month: January 2009
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 2008–09
  • Manchester United Players' Player of the Year in 2008–09
  • ESM Team of the Year in 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
  • Best Sportsman of SD Crvena Zvezda in 2002
  • Serbia's Overseas Player of the Year in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Serbian Footballer of the Year in 2005, 2008

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Danilo.

 You might also like: Everything about the Ligue 1

#5 Danilo, Udinese

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Danilo Larangeira
  • Date of birth: May 10, 1984 (age 36)
  • Place of birth: São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Club information

  • Current team: Bologna
  • Number: 23

Youth career

  • 2001–2002: Paulista

Senior career

  • 2003–2004: Team: Paulista, Appearances: 41, Goals: 4
  • 2003: Team: → Ituano (loan), Appearances: 30, Goals: 1
  • 2005–2009: Team: Atlético Paranaense, Appearances: 131, Goals: 9
  • 2009: Team: → Palmeiras (loan), Appearances: 35, Goals: 4
  • 2010–2011: Team: Palmeiras, Appearances: 32, Goals: 1
  • 2011–2019: Team: Udinese, Appearances: 244, Goals: 9
  • 2018–2019: Team: → Bologna (loan), Appearances: 35, Goals: 1
  • 2019–: Team: Bologna, Appearances: 30, Goals: 2

The next player in the list of greatest centre-back defenders in Serie A history in our opinion is Danilo Larangeira, a Brazilian professional footballer who now plays as central defender for Bologna.

Although he is one of the best central defenders in Italian Serie A, his presence on the football field is always accompanied by a lot of margins. The biggest fringe that has ever happened to him happened in 2010, when he was accused of racism by Clube Atlético Paranaense's defender Manoel.

During a match between Atlético and Palmeiras on April 15, TV cameras captured a scene in which Danilo called Manoel "macaco" (monkey in Portuguese language). Danilo later publicly admitted that he offended and spat at Manoel, who reported the incident to a police station in São Paulo just after the match.

In January 2013, the São Paulo Criminal Court sentenced him to one year in prison, although he was expected to have the punishment reduced to a fine on appeal.

His best career was between 2011 and 2019 at Udinese. During these years he participated in a total of 282 matches and scored 11 goals.

His honor list is as follows:

Ituano

  • Brazilian League C: 2003

Atlético Paranaense

  • Paraná State League: 2005

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Raul Albiol.

#6 Raul Albiol, Napoli

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Raúl Albiol Tortajada
  • Date of birth: 4 September 1985 (age 35)
  • Place of birth: Vilamarxant, Spain
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Playing position(s): Defender, defensive midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Villarreal
  • Number: 3

Youth career

  • 1994–1996: Ribarroja
  • 1996–1997: Vilamarxant
  • 1997–2003: Valencia

Senior career

  • 2003–2004: Team: Valencia B, Appearances: 35, Goals: 2
  • 2004–2009: Team: Valencia, Appearances: 131, Goals: 5
  • 2004–2005: Team: → Getafe (loan), Appearances: 17, Goals: 1
  • 2009–2013: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 81, Goals: 1
  • 2013–2019: Team: Napoli, Appearances: 180, Goals: 6
  • 2019–: Team: Villarreal, Appearances: 36, Goals: 1

National team

  • 2004: Team: Spain U19, Appearances: 7, Goals: 0
  • 2003–2005: Team: Spain U20, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0
  • 2005–2006: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 7, Goals: 0
  • 2007–: Team: Spain, Appearances: 56, Goals: 0

The next player in the list of greatest ever Serie A centre-back defenders in our opinion is Raúl Albiol Tortajada, a Spanish professional footballer who, despite his position as a central defender, has the ability to play as a right-back defender and a defensive midfielder.

He currently plays for Villarreal and the Spanish national team. He is a reliable and accurate player with very good physical strength. His playing time for Napoli is one of the best years of his professional career.

His honor list is as follows:

Club

Valencia

  • Copa del Rey: 2007–08
  • UEFA Cup: 2003–04

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11; Runner-up 2012–13
  • Supercopa de España: 2012; Runner-up 2011

Napoli

  • Coppa Italia: 2013–14
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2014

International

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup runner-up: 2013; Third place 2009
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2004

Individual

  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2006
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2014–15

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Leandro Castan.

 You might also like: South African Premier Division Top Scorers of All Time!

#7 Leandro Castan, Roma

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Leandro Castán da Silva
  • Date of birth: 5 November 1986 (age 33)
  • Place of birth: Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Playing position(s): Central defender

Club information

  • Current team: Vasco da Gama
  • Number: 5

Youth career

  • 2003–2006: Atlético Mineiro

Senior career

  • 2005–2007: Team: Atlético Mineiro, Appearances: 41, Goals: 1
  • 2007–2008: Team: Helsingborg, Appearances: 37, Goals: 3
  • 2008–2009: Team: Barueri, Appearances: 66, Goals: 4
  • 2010–2012: Team: Corinthians, Appearances: 105, Goals: 2
  • 2012–2018: Team: Roma, Appearances: 81, Goals: 1
  • 2016: Team: → Sampdoria (loan), Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2016–2017: Team: → Torino (loan), Appearances: 14, Goals: 0
  • 2018: Team: → Cagliari (loan), Appearances: 14, Goals: 0
  • 2018–: Team: Vasco da Gama, Appearances: 66, Goals: 2

National team

  • 2012–2013: Team: Brazil, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0

The next player in the list of all-time greatest Serie A centre-back defenders in our opinion is Leandro Castán da Silva, a Brazilian international footballer who currently plays for Vasco da Gama as a center-back.

In the 2012-13 season, Castan joined Roma from Corinthians on a € 5.5 million contract. His performance at Roma was stunning and he was able to make the midfield very strong and impenetrable. He earned a place in the starting XI thanks to a number of consecutive solid performances.

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Davide Astori.

#8 Davide Astori, Roma

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 7 January 1987
  • Place of birth: San Giovanni Bianco, Italy
  • Date of death: 4 March 2018 (aged 31)
  • Place of death: Udine, Italy
  • Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Youth career

  • Pontisola
  • 2001–2006: Milan

Senior career

  • 2006–2008: Team: Milan, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2006–2007: Team: → Pizzighettone (loan), Appearances: 25, Goals: 1
  • 2007–2008: Team: → Cremonese (loan), Appearances: 31, Goals: 0
  • 2008–2016: Team: Cagliari, Appearances: 174, Goals: 3
  • 2014–2015: Team: → Roma (loan), Appearances: 24, Goals: 1
  • 2015–2016: Team: → Fiorentina (loan), Appearances: 33, Goals: 0
  • 2016–2018: Team: Fiorentina, Appearances: 58, Goals: 3

National team

  • 2004–2005: Team: Italy U18, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0
  • 2011–2017: Team: Italy, Appearances: 14, Goals: 1

The next player in the list of greatest Serie A centre-back defenders ever r in our opinion is Davide Astori, an Italian footballer who specialized in central defense.

Astori was a tall centre-back defender who performed well in aerial combats. He was a very accurate but not a quick defender.

He also had leadership qualities, ball-throwing ability and high technique that allowed him to design his team's attacks from defense. Experts consider his playing time in the Roma team to be his best career.

On March 4, 2018, Astori died of cardiac arrest in a hotel room in Udine at the age of 31.

His honor list is as follows:

Italy

  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013 (Bronze medal)

Individual

  • Fiorentina Hall of Fame: 2018

The next player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Andrea Ranocchia.

 You might also like: Australia A-League top scorers of all time

#9 Andrea Ranocchia, Inter

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 16 February 1988 (age 32)
  • Place of birth: Assisi, Italy
  • Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Club information

  • Current team: Inter Milan
  • Number: 13

Youth career

  • 1998–2004: Perugia

Senior career

  • 2006–2008: Team: Arezzo, Appearances: 56, Goals: 1
  • 2008–2010: Team: Genoa, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2008–2010: Team: → Bari (loan), Appearances: 34, Goals: 3
  • 2010–: Team: Inter Milan, Appearances: 156, Goals: 9
  • 2010–2011: Team: → Genoa (loan), Appearances: 16, Goals: 2
  • 2016: Team: → Sampdoria (loan), Appearances: 14, Goals: 0
  • 2017: Team: → Hull City (loan), Appearances: 16, Goals: 2

National team

  • 2007: Team: Italy U20, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 2007–2010: Team: Italy U21, Appearances: 13, Goals: 2
  • 2010–2016: Team: Italy, Appearances: 21, Goals: 0

The next player in the list of all-time greatest centre-back defenders at Serie A in our opinion is Andrea Ranocchia, an Italian footballer who plays as a central defender. He has been a member of the Italian national football team since 2010 and has played in 21 national games.

He has played for various clubs, including Genoa and Inter Milan.

His honor list is as follows:

Bari

  • Serie B: 2008–09

Inter Milan

  • Coppa Italia: 2010–11
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2019–20

Individual

  • Armando Picchi Award: 2010–11
  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2010–11

And finally, the last player in the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion is Alessandro Lucarelli.

#10 Alessandro Lucarelli, Parma

Best Serie A Centre-back Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 22 July 1977 (age 43)
  • Place of birth: Livorno, Italy
  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Senior career

  • 1996–2002: Team: Piacenza, Appearances: 89, Goals: 0
  • 1997–1998: Team: → Leffe (loan), Appearances: 29, Goals: 0
  • 2002–2003: Team: Palermo, Appearances: 28, Goals: 0
  • 2003–2004: Team: Fiorentina, Appearances: 31, Goals: 0
  • 2004–2005: Team: Livorno, Appearances: 27, Goals: 4
  • 2005–2007: Team: Reggina, Appearances: 67, Goals: 4
  • 2007: Team: Siena, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 2007–2008: Team: Genoa, Appearances: 29, Goals: 1
  • 2008–2018: Team: Parma, Appearances: 333, Goals: 21

The last player in the list of best centre-back defenders in Serie A history in our opinion is Alessandro Lucarelli, a former Italian footballer who played as a defender, especially in central defense, during his professional football career.

He spent many years of his career in the Italian Football League. He played for Parma for ten years from 2008 to 2018, during which time he was a regular midfielder for Parma. He played in 333 games for Parma and scored 21 goals for the team.

His honor with Parma is:

  • Serie D: 2015–16

In this article we had a brief review on the list of best Serie A centre-back defenders of all time in our opinion. In the next articles we will review other top players of Serie A.

 

 Read More: 

Best Italian Defenders of all time!

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Best Manchester United Defenders of all time!

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Best Chelsea Defenders of all time

Egyptian Premier League top scorers of all time

Source:SportMob