Top 11 Best Tackles

4. BOBBY MOORE on Jairzinho, 1970

Let's slip further back in time. Has a slide tackle ever been more precisely executed than this famous "tackle by Moore"? Well, yes, as this is only no4 in our list – but that doesn't make it any less perfect a challenge. Perhaps the phrase 'slide tackle' does this effort a disservice, too; it's more a block tackle in which England's talisman Bobby Moore merely happens to be sliding.

Disposessing tricky Brazilian Jairzinho is one thing; doing so while retaining the ball is an entirely different proposition. The Three Lions' finest ever centre-back does it with ease.

This brilliant 1970 World Cup challenge is one of England's crowning individual moments on the international stage. What's more, it led to a glorious chance that could have changed the outcome of the game – but it was missed, and England lost 1-0.

Sometimes you just can't rely on your team-mates.

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