FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.25 – Leonardo Bonucci

When Antonio Conte arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2011, it only took him a few matches to recognise the true strength of his squad. He may have been blessed with a wonderful midfield, but the Bianconeri's recent success has undoubtedly been built on the incredible ability of their three-man backline.

Along with goalkeeper Gigi Buffon, the "BBC" trio have been consistent, dependable and almost unbeatable. But while Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini are now approaching the end of their respective careers, Leonardo Bonucci is at his peak.

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