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
    John Stones profile photo
    John Stones Manchester City FC clublogo Man City GBR D (C) 26
    94  
    2
    Edmond Tapsoba profile photo
    Edmond Tapsoba Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 22
    92
    3
    Thiago Silva profile photo
    Thiago Silva Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea BRA D (C) 36
    92  
    4
    Sergio Ramos profile photo
    Sergio Ramos Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid ESP D (C) 35
    91  
    5
    Nico Elvedi profile photo
    Nico Elvedi Borussia Mönchengladbach clublogo M'gladbach CHE D (C) 24
    90  
    6
    Willi Orban profile photo
    Willi Orban RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig HUN D (CR) 28
    89  
    7
    Kurt Zouma profile photo
    Kurt Zouma Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea FRA D (CL) 26
    89  
    8
    Andreas Christensen profile photo
    Andreas Christensen Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea DNK D (CR) 25
    89  
    9
    Rúben Dias profile photo
    Rúben Dias Manchester City FC clublogo Man City PRT D (C) 23
    89  
    10
    Raphaël Varane profile photo
    Raphaël Varane Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid FRA D (C) 28
    89
    11
    Éder Militão profile photo
    Éder Militão Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA D (CR) 23
    89  
    12
    Harry Maguire profile photo
    Harry Maguire Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D (C) 29
    89  
    13
    Çağlar Söyüncü profile photo
    Çağlar Söyüncü Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City TUR D (CL) 24
    89
    14
    Lewis Dunk profile photo
    Lewis Dunk Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton GBR D (C) 29
    89  
    15
    Aymeric Laporte profile photo
    Aymeric Laporte Manchester City FC clublogo Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    89
    16
    David Alaba profile photo
    David Alaba FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern AUT D, DM (C) 28
    89  
    17
    Stefan de Vrij profile photo
    Stefan de Vrij FC Internazionale Milano clublogo Inter NLD D (C) 29
    88
    18
    Aïssa Mandi profile photo
    Aïssa Mandi Real Betis Balompié clublogo Real Betis DZA D (C) 29
    88
    19
    Joachim Andersen profile photo
    Joachim Andersen Fulham FC clublogo Fulham DNK D (C) 24
    88
    20
    Niklas Süle profile photo
    Niklas Süle FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU D (CR) 25
    88
    21
    Matthijs de Ligt profile photo
    Matthijs de Ligt Juventus FC clublogo Juventus NLD D (C) 21
    88  
    22
    Mats Hummels profile photo
    Mats Hummels BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (C) 32
    88
    23
    Jonny Evans profile photo
    Jonny Evans Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City NIR D (C) 33
    88
    24
    Dayot Upamecano profile photo
    Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 22
    88  
    25
    Jules Koundé profile photo
    Jules Koundé Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC FRA D (C) 22
    88  
    26
    Guillermo Maripán profile photo
    Guillermo Maripán AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco CHL D (C) 27
    87  
    27
    Gerard Pique profile photo
    Gerard Pique FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (CL) 34
    87  
    28
    Giorgio Chiellini profile photo
    Giorgio Chiellini Juventus FC clublogo Juventus ITA D (C) 36
    87  
    29
    Aleksandar Dragović profile photo
    Aleksandar Dragović Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen AUT D (CR) 30
    87
    30
    Jérôme Boateng profile photo
    Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU D (C) 32
    86  
    31
    Victor Lindelof profile photo
    Victor Lindelof Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd SWE D (C) 26
    86
    32
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP D (C) 20
    86  
    33
    Nacho Fernandez profile photo
    Nacho Fernandez Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid ESP D (CL) 31
    86  
    34
    Kalidou Koulibaly profile photo
    Kalidou Koulibaly SSC Napoli clublogo Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    86
    35
    Sebastián Coates profile photo
    Sebastián Coates Sporting Clube de Portugal clublogo Sporting CP URY D (C) 30
    86
    36
    José Fonte profile photo
    José Fonte Lille OSC clublogo Lille PRT D (C) 37
    86
    37
    Christian Romero profile photo
    Christian Romero Atalanta BC clublogo Atalanta ARG D (CR) 23
    86  
    38
    Merih Demiral profile photo
    Merih Demiral Juventus FC clublogo Juventus TUR D (CR) 23
    86  
    39
    Stefan Savić profile photo
    Stefan Savić Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid MNE D (CR) 30
    86  
    40
    Leonardo Bonucci profile photo
    Leonardo Bonucci Juventus FC clublogo Juventus ITA D (C) 34
    85
    41
    John Brooks profile photo
    John Brooks VfL Wolfsburg clublogo Wolfsburg USA D (C) 28
    85  
    42
    Liam Cooper profile photo
    Liam Cooper Leeds United FC clublogo Leeds Utd SCO D (CL) 29
    85
    43
    Nicolás Otamendi profile photo
    Nicolás Otamendi Sport Lisboa e Benfica clublogo SL Benfica ARG D (C) 33
    85  
    44
    Óscar Mingueza profile photo
    Óscar Mingueza FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (CR) 22
    85
    45
    Marquinhos profile photo
    Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    85  
    46
    Simon Kjær profile photo
    Simon Kjær AC Milan clublogo Milan DNK D (C) 32
    85
    47
    José Maria Giménez profile photo
    José Maria Giménez Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid URY D (CL) 26
    84
    48
    Nayef Aguerd profile photo
    Nayef Aguerd Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais MAR D (CL) 25
    84  
    49
    Felipe profile photo
    Felipe Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid BRA D (CL) 31
    84
    50
    Yunis Abdelhamid profile photo
    Yunis Abdelhamid Stade de Reims clublogo Stade de Reims MAR D (C) 33
    84  

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