Best Premier League centre backs ever: Retired Rio Ferdinand in top 3 with Arsenal & Chelsea legends

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With Rio Ferdinand announcing his retirement from football, here’s a look at where the Manchester United legend ranks among the best central defenders of the Premier League era…

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10) Vincent Kompany

He may have had a dip in form last season, but at his best Manchester City star Vincent Kompany was a real giant in the game and a real leader at the back for his club, helping them to two Premier League titles.

9) Jamie Carragher

Mr Consistent throughout a long career at Liverpool, Jamie Carragher is an underrated great of the Premier League era and deserved more caps for England.

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