Originally Posted by El Argentino
Puyol is good, but certainly not better than Rio. I would not have picked a defender who is on a team which is not known for defense. Even today, where Rio has lost a step, he is quicker than Puyol and reads the game better.
Edit: I don't really have the time to battle it out with guys who don't know very much about the game - would engage in a little socratic method if I had time. Think about this stat before you go knocking Mr. Ferdinand, Rio has had 21 yellow cards and 1 red during his career - in all competitions. This while playing for a club known for their defense.Edited by Burton - 5/15/12 at 10:23pm