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In football, a defender is a player who plays in front of the goalkeeper and behind the midfield. His main purpose is to prevent the opposition from getting chances on goal. Defenders need to be quick, strong, and have the ability to tackle the opponent. Most defenders are relatively tall. Notable defenders include Gerard Piqué, Thiago Silva, Nemanja Vidic, Vincent Kompany and Pepe.

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