Best Defenders

Top 50

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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    Virgil van Dijk image description Liverpool NLD D (C) 29
    97
    2
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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    96
    3
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    92
    4
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    91
    5
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    Joël Matip image description Liverpool CMR D (C) 29
    91
    6
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 24
    91
    7
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    Thiago Silva image description PSG BRA D (C) 36
    91
    8
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 24
    90
    9
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    90
    10
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    90
    11
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 26
    90
    12
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    89
    13
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    Joe Gomez image description Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    89
    14
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    Niklas Süle image description Bayern DEU D (C) 25
    89
    15
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    88
    16
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    Aleksandar Dragović image description Leverkusen AUT D (C) 29
    88
    17
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    Merih Demiral image description Juventus TUR D (CR) 22
    88
    18
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 32
    88
    19
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    88
    20
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    Íñigo Martínez image description Athletic ESP D (C) 29
    88
    21
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    Fikayo Tomori image description Chelsea GBR D (CL) 23
    88
    22
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    José Maria Giménez image description Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 25
    88
    23
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    Dayot Upamecano image description RB Leipzig FRA D (C) 22
    88
    24
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    Lewis Dunk image description Brighton GBR D (C) 29
    87
    25
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 24
    87
    26
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 28
    87
    27
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City D (C) 32
    87
    28
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    Felipe image description Atletico Madrid BRA D (C) 31
    87
    29
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    Dejan Lovren image description Liverpool HRV D (C) 31
    87
    30
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 32
    87
    31
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    Diego Godín image description Inter URY D (CR) 34
    87
    32
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    John Egan image description Sheffield Utd IRL D (C) 28
    86
    33
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    Andrei Girotto image description Nantes BRA D, DM (C) 28
    86
    34
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    Leonardo Bonucci image description Juventus ITA D (C) 33
    86
    35
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    Alessio Romagnoli image description Milan ITA D (C) 25
    86
    36
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 30
    85
    37
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    Nicolas Pallois image description Nantes FRA D (CL) 33
    85
    38
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    Daley Blind image description Ajax NLD D (CL) 30
    85
    39
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    Éder Militão image description Real Madrid BRA D (CR) 22
    85
    40
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    Yeray Álvarez image description Athletic ESP D (C) 25
    85
    41
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    Francesco Acerbi image description Lazio ITA D (CL) 32
    85
    42
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    Toby Alderweireld image description Tottenham BEL D (CR) 31
    85
    43
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    Lucas Veríssimo image description Santos BRA D (CR) 25
    85
    44
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    Fabian Schär image description Newcastle CHE D (CR) 29
    84
    45
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    Mario Hermoso image description Atletico Madrid ESP D (C) 25
    84
    46
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    Pablo image description Bordeaux BRA D (CL) 29
    84
    47
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    Willi Orban image description RB Leipzig HUN D (CL) 28
    84
    48
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    Marquinhos image description PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    84
    49
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 25
    84
    50
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    Nikola Maksimović image description Napoli SRB D (CR) 29
    84

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