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
    Thiago Silva profile photo
    Thiago Silva Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea BRA D (C) 36
    96
    2
    John Stones profile photo
    John Stones Manchester City FC clublogo Man City GBR D (C) 26
    96  
    3
    Rúben Dias profile photo
    Rúben Dias Manchester City FC clublogo Man City PRT D (C) 23
    94  
    4
    Christian Romero profile photo
    Christian Romero Atalanta BC clublogo Atalanta ARG D (CR) 22
    94  
    5
    Nico Elvedi profile photo
    Nico Elvedi Borussia Mönchengladbach clublogo M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 24
    93  
    6
    Sergio Ramos profile photo
    Sergio Ramos Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    92
    7
    Edmond Tapsoba profile photo
    Edmond Tapsoba Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 22
    91  
    8
    Kurt Zouma profile photo
    Kurt Zouma Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea FRA D (C) 26
    91
    9
    Aymeric Laporte profile photo
    Aymeric Laporte Manchester City FC clublogo Man City FRA D (C) 26
    90  
    10
    Mats Hummels profile photo
    Mats Hummels BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (C) 32
    90  
    11
    Matthijs de Ligt profile photo
    Matthijs de Ligt Juventus FC clublogo Juventus NLD D (C) 21
    90  
    12
    Marquinhos profile photo
    Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    89  
    13
    Antonio Rüdiger profile photo
    Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea DEU D (CL) 28
    89
    14
    Dayot Upamecano profile photo
    Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 22
    89  
    15
    Jules Koundé profile photo
    Jules Koundé Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC FRA D (C) 22
    88  
    16
    Gerard Pique profile photo
    Gerard Pique FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (C) 34
    88  
    17
    Willi Orban profile photo
    Willi Orban RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig HUN D (CR) 28
    88
    18
    Raphaël Varane profile photo
    Raphaël Varane Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    87
    19
    Francesco Acerbi profile photo
    Francesco Acerbi SS Lazio clublogo Lazio ITA D (CL) 33
    87  
    20
    Jonathan Tah profile photo
    Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 25
    87  
    21
    Niklas Süle profile photo
    Niklas Süle FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU D (CR) 25
    87  
    22
    John Brooks profile photo
    John Brooks VfL Wolfsburg clublogo Wolfsburg USA D (CL) 28
    87
    23
    Mario Hermoso profile photo
    Mario Hermoso Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid ESP D (CL) 25
    87
    24
    Nayef Aguerd profile photo
    Nayef Aguerd Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais MAR D (CL) 24
    87
    25
    Lewis Dunk profile photo
    Lewis Dunk Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton GBR D (C) 29
    87
    26
    Joachim Andersen profile photo
    Joachim Andersen Fulham FC clublogo Fulham DNK D (C) 24
    86  
    27
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP D (CR) 20
    86  
    28
    Kalidou Koulibaly profile photo
    Kalidou Koulibaly SSC Napoli clublogo Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    86
    29
    Jonny Evans profile photo
    Jonny Evans Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City NIR D (C) 33
    86
    30
    Aleksandar Dragović profile photo
    Aleksandar Dragović Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen AUT D (CR) 29
    86  
    31
    Joe Gomez profile photo
    Joe Gomez Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    86
    32
    Clément Lenglet profile photo
    Clément Lenglet FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    86  
    33
    Harry Maguire profile photo
    Harry Maguire Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D (C) 29
    86
    34
    Jannik Vestergaard profile photo
    Jannik Vestergaard Southampton FC clublogo Southampton DNK D (CL) 28
    86  
    35
    Stefan de Vrij profile photo
    Stefan de Vrij FC Internazionale Milano clublogo Inter NLD D (C) 29
    86  
    36
    Jérôme Boateng profile photo
    Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU D (C) 32
    86  
    37
    Leonardo Bonucci profile photo
    Leonardo Bonucci Juventus FC clublogo Juventus ITA D (C) 33
    85
    38
    Merih Demiral profile photo
    Merih Demiral Juventus FC clublogo Juventus TUR D (CR) 23
    85  
    39
    Andreas Christensen profile photo
    Andreas Christensen Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea DNK D (C) 24
    85  
    40
    Diego Carlos profile photo
    Diego Carlos Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC BRA D (C) 27
    85  
    41
    David Alaba profile photo
    David Alaba FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern AUT D (C) 28
    85  
    42
    Óscar Mingueza profile photo
    Óscar Mingueza FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (CR) 21
    85
    43
    Sven Bender profile photo
    Sven Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    85
    44
    Mason Holgate profile photo
    Mason Holgate Everton FC clublogo Everton GBR D (CR) 24
    85
    45
    Liam Cooper profile photo
    Liam Cooper Leeds United FC clublogo Leeds Utd SCO D (CL) 29
    84  
    46
    Stefan Savić profile photo
    Stefan Savić Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid MNE D (CR) 30
    84  
    47
    Jan Bednarek profile photo
    Jan Bednarek Southampton FC clublogo Southampton POL D (C) 24
    84
    48
    Fernandinho profile photo
    Fernandinho Manchester City FC clublogo Man City BRA D, M (C) 35
    84
    49
    Réver profile photo
    Réver CA Mineiro clublogo Mineiro BRA D (C) 36
    84
    50
    Adam Webster profile photo
    Adam Webster Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton GBR D (CL) 26
    84

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