Best Defending Coaches

Football is obviously a game of scoring more goals than your opponent, but 'not conceding' has been made much more important in recent years by some managers. Clubs are having success by 'Parking the Bus', creating an almost unbreakable defense during games and that affects the game as a whole. Defending has  become one of the vital parts for winning trophies.


In Football Manager the defensive side of the game has also became very important. That is why we have selected the best coaches for you all on one list. These coaches have been selected based on the criteria for the 5 star training, so you only see the best of the best. 


Name Team Age Nation Wage
Crosa, Diego Newell's 40 bra.png  ARG 720
Van den Buijs, Stan Club Brugge 59 bra.png  BEL 7.490
Wellington Vero AMG 58 bra.png  BRA 940
Francisco Cersósimo ATM 49 bra.png  BRA 1.470
Tata FLA 62 bra.png  BRA 1.660
Joélson Correia STA 48 bra.png  BRA 1.020
Flávio Tanajura VIT 41 bra.png  BRA 1.280
Carlinhos Neves ATM 60 bra.png  BRA 1.080
Riva Carli - 63 bra.png  BRA 0
Ranielle Ribeiro ABF 36 bra.png  BRA 300
Marco Biasotto FLA 46 bra.png  BRA 1.380
Cláudio Caçapa Olympique Lyonnais 40 bra.png  BRA 5.080
Cris Olympique Lyonnais 39 bra.png  BRA 0
Dimitrov, Nikolay Litex 45 bra.png   BUL 150
Dzheferski, Toni - 61 bra.png   BUL 0
Robinson, Paul Birmingham 37 bra.png  ENG 2.900
Hooper, Karl Birmingham 28 bra.png  ENG 350
Fichaux, Claude - 47 bra.png  FRA 0
Stegmayer, Michael Darmstadt 31 bra.png  GER 800
Baier, Patrick Freiburg 48 bra.png  GER 2.000
Paauwe, Patrick PSV 40 bra.png  HOL 1.890
Rivalta, Claudio Cesena 38 bra.png  ITA 710
Baldini, Daniele Roma 52 bra.png  ITA 5.980
Suriano, Andrea Catania 40 bra.png  ITA 0
Frati, Alessio - 42 bra.png  ITA 0
Nava, Stefano A.C. Milan 47 bra.png  ITA 0
Di Bitonto, Nicola Foggia 50 bra.png  ITA 400
Lo Monaco, Massimo Trapani 36 bra.png  ITA 1.150
Arrigotti, Enrico - 54 bra.png  ITA 0
Johnson, Michael Cardiff 42 bra.png  ENG 1.160
Strande, Trond Molde 45 bra.png   NOR 880
Espinoza, José Universidad San Martín 42 bra.png  PER 0
Quaresma, Miguel Sporting 62 bra.png  POR 6.020
Murray, Grant Hibernian 40 bra.png  SCO 1.040
Albiston, Arthur - 58 bra.png  SCO 0
McAndrew, Tony Aston Villa 60 bra.png  SCO 1.160
Kennedy, John Celtic 32 bra.png  SCO 3.480
McGrain, Danny Celtic 66 bra.png  SCO 6.960
Djurdjevic, Ivan Lech 39 bra.png  SER 430
Vugdalic, Muamer Maribor 38 bra.png  SVN 300
Ruiz, Toni Eibar 46 bra.png  ESP 3.560
Abando, Gonzalo - 57 bra.png  ESP 0
Iñaki Bergara - 54 bra.png  ESP 0
Gämperle, Harald Young Boys 48 bra.png  SUI 3.170
Malyukov, Oleg CSKA Moscow 51 bra.png  RUS 910
Williams, Richie Real Salt Lake 46 bra.png  USA 1.780


Make sure to check out our other Best Coaches Shortlists. We currently have all categories covered, so make sure to check the positions you need to fill to get the most out of training on your FM17 save.


When you have signed the coaches you want, make sure to apply our 5 Star Training Guide  and our Team Training Guide to maximize performances.


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