Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic has been one of the planet’s best right-sided defenders for some time. The Serbian, originally signed as a centre-back, has made the right-back slot his own at Stamford Bridge, winning league titles and European honours in the famous blue shirt of the west London club, so when he speaks, people listen.
And talking to FBBTV, the rugged enforcer has revealed plenty about life behind the scenes at Chelsea, as well as giving an insight into how he sees things on the pitch.
Interestingly, Ivanovic highlights under-fire Manchester United man Wayne Rooney as the toughest opponent he’s ever faced, despite having played against the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – the two most recent winners of the Ballon d’Or award – with his strength and tenacity hard to match.
Ivanovic also reveals the best and worst dressed players at Stamford Bridge, the other sports he likes to play and the food he enjoys. FBB – Football Beyond Borders – aim to help youngsters from less privileged backgrounds through football.