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Rio Ferdinand And Virgil Van Dijk Name Their FIVE Greatest CBs Of Premier League Era, Both Agree On No.1

Nasir Jabbar

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Rio Ferdinand And Virgil Van Dijk Name Their FIVE Greatest CBs Of Premier League Era, Both Agree On No.1

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​Rio Ferdinand and Virgil van Dijk have named their FIVE greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era, with both agreeing on their No.1 pick.

Van Dijk appeared on the latest episode of BT Sport's Between The Lines and spoke of his incredible journey to the top. 

The Liverpool star also revealed his five greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era, as did the Manchester United legend.

They had Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Ricardo Carvalho​, Ferdinand, Sami Hyypia, Vincent Kompany, Jaap Stam, John Terry, Van Dijk and Nemanja Vidic to choose from to form their five greatest. 

Ferdinand went first and brilliantly picked himself as the greatest centre-back ahead of his former teammate Nemanja Vidic. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

He then selected Van Dijk, highlighting his attributes and impact at Liverpool - calling him the 'full package'.

Ferdinand named another ex-Man United defender in his top five, picking Jaap Stam. 

Chelsea legend John Terry rounded off his list. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

As for Van Dijk's five greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era, he also selected Ferdinand as the best - hailing his 'presence' at Man United. 

The Dutchman opted for Vincent Kompany at No.2 before naming fellow countryman Stam.

Van Dijk completed his list with Terry and Hyypia. 

​Rio Ferdinand's five greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era:

​1. Rio Ferdinand 

2. Nemanja Vidic 

3. Virgil van Dijk

4. Jaap Stam

5. John Terry

Virgil van Dijk's five greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era:

​1. Rio Ferdinand 

2. Vincent Kompany 

3. Jaap Stam

4. John Terry

5. Sami Hyypia 

Check out the full video below:


Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Rio Ferdinand, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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