Bixente Lizarazu

The French defender with an incredible honours list, Lizarazu can be considered one of the most intelligent defenders of his generation.

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/2ObZjXdwY3WkMsFg23NucQZ0icSnPEq7OP4.jpg SOLID AT THE BACK: Bixente Lizarazu was part of that famous French back four that won the 1998 World Cup

 

The Player

 

Lizarazu stood out from other wing-backs in his generation, using his knowledge of the defensive game to outsmart his opponents on the pitch. 

 

Key Skills
  • Pace
  • Energetic forward-running
  • Ability to beat a man

 

Lizarazu's pace made him a great counter-attacking player for both France and Bayern Munich

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Played in the same Bordeaux team as Zidane
  • 2. Made almost 600 appearances for club and country
  • 3. Won 15 German major honours

 

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Final Note

Lizarazu was a quick left back who defined the wing back role had a great career with Bayern Munich and France. 

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