Best Defenders

Top 50 Best Defenders, Centre Back or Libero Players

This is FC's list of the Top 50 Best Defenders in the world at the moment according to our algorithm. We update this list every Monday. If you want more information on how our algorithm is calculated, please click here.

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    95
    2
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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    94
    3
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    Virgil van Dijk image description Liverpool NLD D (C) 29
    94
    4
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    Joe Gomez image description Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    91
    5
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    Jérôme Boateng image description Bayern DEU D (C) 31
    91
    6
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    David Alaba image description Bayern AUT D (CL) 28
    90
    7
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 31
    89
    8
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    89
    9
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    89
    10
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    Dayot Upamecano image description RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 21
    89
    11
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 24
    88
    12
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    88
    13
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City NIR D (C) 32
    87
    14
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    Fikayo Tomori image description Chelsea GBR D (CL) 22
    87
    15
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 24
    87
    16
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    87
    17
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    Fernandinho image description Man City BRA D, M (C) 35
    86
    18
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    86
    19
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 25
    86
    20
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 30
    86
    21
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    Felipe image description Atletico Madrid BRA D (C) 31
    85
    22
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    Marquinhos image description PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    85
    23
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    James Tarkowski image description Burnley GBR D (C) 27
    85
    24
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 24
    85
    25
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    Íñigo Martínez image description Athletic ESP D (CL) 29
    85
    26
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    Sebastian Schonlau image description SC Paderborn DEU D (C) 25
    85
    27
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    Lewis Dunk image description Brighton GBR D (C) 28
    85
    28
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    Dedryck Boyata image description Hertha BSC BEL D (C) 29
    84
    29
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    Thiago Silva image description BRA D (C) 35
    84
    30
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    Nikola Maksimović image description Napoli SRB D (CR) 28
    84
    31
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 32
    84
    32
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    Diego Carlos image description Sevilla FC BRA D (CL) 27
    84
    33
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 28
    84
    34
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    Néstor Araujo image description Celta MEX D (C) 28
    84
    35
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    84
    36
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    Andreas Christensen image description Chelsea DNK D (C) 24
    83
    37
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    Francesco Acerbi image description Lazio ITA D (CL) 32
    83
    38
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    Juan Rodríguez image description Defensa ARG D (C) 26
    83
    39
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 20
    83
    40
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    Leonardo Bonucci image description Juventus ITA D (C) 33
    83
    41
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    José Maria Giménez image description Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 25
    83
    42
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    Shkodran Mustafi image description Arsenal DEU D (CR) 28
    83
    43
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    Leandro Cabrera image description Espanyol URY D (CL) 29
    83
    44
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    Jan Bednarek image description Southampton POL D (CR) 24
    83
    45
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    David Luiz image description Arsenal BRA D (C) 33
    83
    46
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 23
    82
    47
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    Gabriel Paulista image description Valencia BRA D (C) 29
    82
    48
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    Dakonam Djené image description Getafe TGO D (C) 28
    82
    49
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    Marc Bartra image description Real Betis ESP D (CL) 29
    82
    50
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    Victor Lindelof image description Man Utd SWE D (CR) 25
    82

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