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Best Defenders on Football Manager 2010 - Aid The Boss

Best Defenders on Football Manager 2010

Although this can be said about all positions, I honestly do think defenders are perhaps the most important players in Football and especially on Football Manager 2010.  Wing Backs can also play a great part in your teams success and depend a lot on your tactics. Tweaking your tactics plays a big role in the responsibilities of your players and setting up the right roles for defenders can improve your clubs performance.

I have put together this huge resource of players for your benefit incase you are ever in need of a good defender to sign and you can refer back to this always. This list follows on from my previous post about the best goalkeepers on football manager 2010. Note: You may need to load the large database option to be able to view all players.

Left Defenders (DL/WBL)

  • Gareth Bale – Tottenham
  • Fabio – Man Utd
  • Joe Mattock – West Brom
  • Diego Renan – Cruziero
  • Armand Traore – Arsenal
  • Marcelo – Real Madrid
  • Pedro Botelho – Arsenal
  • Ismail Koybasi – Beskitas
  • Joao Paulo – Fluminese
  • Emiliano Insua – Liverpool

Right Defenders (DR/WBR)

  • Davide Santon – Inter Milan
  • Dani Alves – Barcelona
  • Bacary Sagna – Arsenal
  • Cesar Azpilicueta – Osasun
  • Darijo Srna – Shakhtar
  • Rafael – Man Utd
  • Rafinha – Schalke
  • Sebastian Corchia – Le Mans
  • Raul – Atletico Paranaence
  • Loic Nestor – Havre
  • Kyle Naughton – Tottenham
  • Daniel Opare – Real Madrid
  • Maicon – Inter

Central Defenders (SW/DC)

  • Nicolas Otamendi – Velez
  • Martin Cacares – Barcelona
  • John Heitinga – Everton
  • Thiago Silva – AC Milan
  • David Luiz – Benfica
  • Henrique – Racing Santander
  • Rafael Miranda – Maritimo
  • Patricio Aruajo – America Mexico
  • Jack Rodwell – Everton
  • Mirel Radoi – Steaua
  • Christian Chivu – Juventus
  • Federico Fazio – Atletico Madrid
  • Domenico Criscito – Genoa/Juventus
  • Filipe – Deportivo
  • Gerson – Gremoio
  • Simon Kjaer – Palmero
  • Sami Khedira – Stuttgart
  • Nelson Rivas – Livorno
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos – Olympiakos
  • Sidnei – Benfica
  • Dodo – Corinthians
  • Marc Muniesa – Barcelona
  • Micah Richards – Man City
  • Nedum Onuoha – Man City
  • Mamadou Sakho – PSG
  • Gerard Pique – Barcelona
  • Cristian Zapata – Udinese
  • Marek Suchy – Slavia Prague
  • Breno – Bayern Munich
  • Mathias Jorgenson – FC Kobenhavn
  • Danny Wilson – Rangers
  • Mark Beevers – Sheffield Wednesday
  • Thiago Heleno – Cruzeiro
  • Mats Hummels – Dortmund

Incase a list on the internet is too much for you, I have created a shortlist for you to import into football manager 2010 so you have the list in game. To install the list, drag the .slf into My Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2010 > Shortlists. Now load up your FM game and go to manager, then find players. Click the shortlist button and press import shortlist.


This list took me a lot of time to compile, so I will be glad if it helps as many of you as possible. I will be covering the best midfielders in more depth in the coming days as well as the best forwards so look out for them!

Tell me, do you have any more suggestions for this list? and who are your favourite defenders in football manager 2010? I would love to hear your comments!

  • Samir

    Finally a post! I missed you guys! What happened!?

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  • Criss

    Bale, Lida, Otamendi, Sakho, Chiellini, Jorgensen, Onyewu, Cannavaro, Azpilicueta, Knezovic, Kolodzieczak, Antunes, Ashour, Caldirola and Subotic are the cream of the crop….these dudes really stand out and make the difference
    As for defensive midfielders, your search is done with Moussa Sissoko and Mascherano – THE ultimate human walls and bone crunching marking machines – don’t look no further until they retire 🙂

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  • Raphael

    What is the best DC for me. I am Inter Milan in in the 2013-2014 season. I have a lot of transfer budget so money isn’t an issue. I need someone to pair Vidic with, as Chivu has a 2 star report and as he is getting older his stats are dropping. I need a high class player who can play to a title winning caliber and do you know any ways to get back up players back to good morale as they are complaining of a lack of football and they are only subs in-case 1st team gets tired or injured.

  • Dan

    Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio & Cristian Zapata are 3 of my favourite young centre backs, they will still be young in 2013 so check them out! As for backup, bring them on when your winning by a big amount, or in the last minutes of the game, and praise them every now and again and that usually keeps there morale up 🙂