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The last time Barcelona were dismantled 4-0 away from home in the Champions League, a similar thought had entered the mind: was this a passive performance from the Spanish giants, or was it their opponents simply having too much for them to deal with.
When the game ended, and Bayern Munich with their 4-0 cushion knew they had essentially booked their place in the 2013 Champions League final, there was a strange feeling of something great coming to an end. It certainly felt as though the mighty Barcelona, with their mighty …

Leading on from the top 10 goalkeepers in the world; I now present you the top 10 Centre-backs in the world. Remember, this is partly judged on recent performances and partly on permanent class. Enjoy, comment and discuss and remember to look out for the remaining four articles in this series of 6, the next one being the top 10 full-backs.
Centre-backs
Honourable mentions:

Diego Godin – An old school centre-half who bought into the ‘Simeone way’ from the very beginning to great effect. His dogged style and aerial prowess means he is now crucial …

World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson, Julio Cesar, Victor
Defenders: Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Dante, Maxwell, Maicon, Henrique
Midfielders: Fernandinho, Ramires, Hernanes, Oscar, Willian, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Bernard
Forwards: Fred, Neymar, Hulk, Jo
Brazil have picked a very strong team on paper and it would be hard to argue that they are heavy favourites to lift the World Cup on their own soil. The obvious choice for goalkeeper is Julio Cesar, who although plays in the MLS for Toronto, is hugely experienced, playing for Inter Milan for a number of years before moving to QPR in England. …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most fascinating and headline making personalities in football – the towering Swede is never found lacking of confidence, can you blame him with the records he holds? A magical footballer at his best who has perhaps suffered for his persistence in jet-setting between what seems like every club under the sun, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a unique individual, football aside he is a character that the game would be worse off without – then add his style and magnificent footballing quality to that and we …

Of course it won’t be easy to replace such a good striker who played a huge part in the last 3 years as he has been part of the team from Naples. Rafa Benitez still has options but what options will he have to replace the Uruguayan?
Jackson Martinez, 26 – The Porto man has a good job replacing big strikers, he replaced Radamel Falcao he scored 26 goals in 30 appearances for the Portuguese champions, although being overshadowed in the Colombian national team as the manager prefer Radamel Falcao to play …

The dust had barely settled on Paris Saint-Germain’s first league triumph since 1994 before newly promoted AS Monaco stole the headlines with a double purchase to rival the Qatari-backed PSG’s transfer dealings.
Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez both signed from Porto for a combined £60m and the latest reports indicate Radamel Falcao will be prized from Atlético Madrid for £51m, bringing Monaco’s spending to £111m on three players in the same week after their successful promotion from Ligue 2 as champions.
Whilst many clubs throughout Europe will bemoan the appearance of another billionaire-backed …

Matthew Glazier looks at the big Serie A players who are the subject of transfer speculation.
Edinson Cavani has had a pretty good time of things since joining Napoli in 2010, with the Uruguayan scoring 72 goals in 100 games for the Naples club, although will the 26-year-old be snapped up by a European heavyweight club during the summer?
The bookmakers have set up a betting market regarding Cavani’s future and Manchester City are the 3/1 favourites with one firm to snap up a player who would provide some much-needed firepower at …

20 years have passed by and it’s high time now for the ‘God’ to retire. He has achieved so much in this world that it will be very difficult to count on fingers. Yes, we are talking about ‘God of free kicks’ David Beckham.
Beckham started his youth career with Tottenham Hotspur, later joining Brimsdown Rovers and finally Manchester United. It was in May 1992 that he signed his first professional contract with Manchester United and that day proved to be lucky for him. But it was still time for him …

As he begins to enter the autumn of his career, Ashley Cole may be forgiven for weighing up his options. Does he stay at Chelsea, where his contract is due to run out soon, or could he move elsewhere? Despite the fact the England left-back’s on the wrong side of 30, he’s still one of the best players in his position in world football, and there are a number of suitors for his signature, one of them being big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. PSG, managed by former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, have …

With an honours list as long as his pony tail, and an ego almost as large as his nose, Zlatan Ibrahimovic splits opinions all over the football world. Probably the least Swedish looking Swede I have ever laid eyes upon (his father is of Bosnian descent and his mother is Croatian), he is the ultimate 50:50 football player and here I’ll be going through a few pros and cons of Paris Saint-Germain’s new arrival.
The swagger of a champion and the trophies to back it up. The arrogant striker won 8 consecutive league …