The defender is the outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking. In general, defenders must stop opposing players, particularly the strikers, from scoring and bring the ball out from their penalty area. You will have to be a good tackler and strong in the air.
Boots for Defence
The Nike Tiempo Legend VII is worn by the likes of defensive masters within La Liga Gerard Pique & Sergio Ramos. The Tiempo is one of the most famous ranges as they have been active since 1994. The boot is ideal for defenders as it provides that extra protection and support through its K-leather upper thus making the boot perfect for tackling and kicking making it one of the best silos for defenders in the market today.
The Nike Magista Obra II poses as an incredibly popular choice for the modern day defender due to its versatile make-up of a lightweight yet protective upper which features a Flyknit and NikeSkin upper to additionally optimise a player's touch and feel on the ball. The Magista Obra II is represented by notoriously strong defenders Umtiti and Leonardo Bonucci.
The adidas Predator 18 range is represented by arguably one of the best centre backs in the game, Bayern Munich player Mats Hummels who can tackle, head, and pass. Modern day full backs also prefer adidas in the form of their X range, both the 17+ Purespeed & 17.1, for example Marcelo, Azpilicueta, and Christensen.
The Puma ONE 18.1 is a popular boot for defenders which is headlined by the likes of traditionalists Giorgio Chiellini and Diego Godin, alongside speed demon Hector Bellerin.