We look at the social influence of defenders
This is the second part of our series looking at players social influence by their position on the pitch. You can find the first part on World Cup Goalkeepers here
In many ways, this is a list dominated by the Spanish La Liga with the top 6 being players solely from Real Madrid or Barcelona, as well as Pepe
, who is an ex-Real player as well now plying his trade in the Turkish league.
No surprises to see Sergio Ramos
at the top of the list though – love him or hate him, he’s the world’s leading defender. And nice to see the Bayern Munich pairing of Boateng
towards the end.
For England though, it is a different story. No representation again, and the closest to the top 10 were Phil Jones
and Gary Cahill
who managed to grab positions 19 and 20.