When thinking about excellent footballers, usually people tend to think about those who score lots of goals or impressed with their talent with the ball. People can place wagers on their squads at any moment by visiting 1xbet.ng login and exploring all the available matches.
However, there have been many defenders who can also be considered excellent players. Sure, their job is probably not as visually attractive as dribbling a ball. However, a great defender can indeed win matches and become an unbreakable wall.
All these features certainly apply to former Spanish defender Fernando Hierro. In fact, the English magazine The Times put Hierro among the top 50 hardest football defenders in history.
Curiously, in Spanish language the word Hierro stands for iron. Certainly, this guy had quite a fitting surname.
However, Hierro not only could turn himself into a wall that was unbreakable for opposing attackers. He also was a very versatile player that could play in many positions, such as:
- central defender;
- and even defensive midfielder.
Hierro played on different teams between 1986 and 2005. However, his most important team was Real Madrid, where he spent 14 seasons between 1989 and 2003, becoming a legend of the squad. People can login to 1xBet right now in order to start wagering on Real Madrid and all the other Spanish sides.
Fernando Hierro was an incredible defender, there is no doubt about that. However, he is also one of the top goalscorers ever among defenders. He was an excellent penalty kick and free kick taker. In total, he scored 134 goals throughout his career. 29 of them were made when playing for Spain, for which it is possible to bet once making a www.1xbet.com registration, which can be done for totally free.
Curiously, those 29 goals scored for Spain put Hierro among the top goalscorers in the history of the Spanish national squad. He even surpasses some legendary forwards and strikers in this list, such as Emilio Butragueño and Fernando Morientes.
Another important aspect to remember about Hierro was when he became an emergency coach for the Spanish national team. A few days before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish football federation decided to sack the coach Julen Lopetegui. The reason was that he secretly negotiated becoming coach of Real Madrid after the end of the competition. When making a registration on 1xBet, it is possible to wager on everything related to the FIFA World Cups.
Hierro, who at the time was the sporting director of the team, was appointed as coach for the duration of the tournament. Unfortunately for him, Spain was eliminated in the round of 16.