Bad news for OM, the best defender in history comes from PSG

Bad news for OM, the best defender in history comes from PSG

Compiling a ranking of the best defenders in the history of Ligue 1 is an almost impossible exercise as there are difficult choices to be made. In order to optimize the approach, we will choose to rely on the major periods of different clubs, between ASSE, FC Nantes, OM, OL and PSG. The only thing missing is the great Bordeaux of the Claude Bez era, with a Marius Trésor who could also have been chosen, and who will be symbolically placed in sixth.

5 – Oswaldo Piazza

To constitute this top 5 of the best defenders in the history of Ligue 1, it would not have been conceivable not to place at least one player from theAS Saint-Etiennee, given the glorious history of the Saint-Etienne club. Logically, it is the Argentine defender Oswaldo Piazza, who single-handedly modernized the role of central defender in the mid-1970s, which is becoming established. Both by his record (three French championship titles, three French Cups, a final of the Champions Clubs Cup) and by his influence on the game and the mentality of the Saint-Etienne team.

4 – Maxime Bossis

Between 1973 and 1991, he evolved within the defense of the FC Nantes (with a passage to Matra Racing in the mid-1980s), both at left-back and in central defence. Max Bossis is certainly one of the greatest central defenders in the French championship both for his longevity and for his qualities as a player, which earned him 76 selections for the French team. With Nanteshe won three titles of champion of France and a Coupe de France.

3 – Carlos Mozer

As it was mandatory for a Stéphanois to be present in the ranking, it is just as essential that we find a player from theOlympic Marseille. We could have held Basile Boli, Marcel Desailly or Laurent Blancall of which would have deserved a place, but in the end we will choose Carlos Mozerboth for his track record with theOM (three titles between 89 and 92) and for the decisive influence he had in the great years of Marseille, instilling his warrior mentality and his XXL physique in each match.

2 – Screams

Among the best defenders in the history of Ligue 1, how not to place the Brazilian rock Shouts, the pillar of the great team of theOlympique Lyonnaiswhich flew over the French championship for almost a decade, between 2000 and 2010. During this period, screams was not only one of the best defenders in L1, but also in the whole world.

1 – Thiago Silva

Finally, in first place, we had to make a difficult choice between Marquinhos and Thiago Silvathe two giants of PSG of the modern era. Our choice will ultimately fall on Thiago Silvawho in terms of player qualities, still sits a notch above Marquinhos. So that the trajectory of Thiago Silva in Paris is perfect, he only missed a Champions League, unfortunately lost in the final in 2020.