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
    Sergio Ramos profile photo
    Sergio Ramos Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    93  
    2
    Mats Hummels profile photo
    Mats Hummels BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (C) 31
    92  
    3
    Rúben Dias profile photo
    Rúben Dias Manchester City FC clublogo Man City PRT D (C) 23
    91  
    4
    Kurt Zouma profile photo
    Kurt Zouma Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea FRA D (C) 26
    90  
    5
    Gerard Pique profile photo
    Gerard Pique FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    89  
    6
    Manuel Akanji profile photo
    Manuel Akanji BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund CHE D (CL) 25
    89  
    7
    Sven Bender profile photo
    Sven Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    88  
    8
    Francesco Acerbi profile photo
    Francesco Acerbi SS Lazio clublogo Lazio ITA D (CL) 32
    88  
    9
    Marquinhos profile photo
    Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    88  
    10
    Dayot Upamecano profile photo
    Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 22
    88
    11
    Pau Torres profile photo
    Pau Torres Villarreal CF clublogo Villarreal ESP D (C) 23
    87  
    12
    Aymeric Laporte profile photo
    Aymeric Laporte Manchester City FC clublogo Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    87
    13
    Presnel Kimpembe profile photo
    Presnel Kimpembe Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG FRA D (CL) 25
    87  
    14
    Joe Gomez profile photo
    Joe Gomez Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    86
    15
    David Alaba profile photo
    David Alaba FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern AUT D (C) 28
    85
    16
    Jules Koundé profile photo
    Jules Koundé Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC FRA D (C) 22
    85
    17
    James Tarkowski profile photo
    James Tarkowski Burnley FC clublogo Burnley GBR D (C) 28
    85
    18
    Virgil van Dijk profile photo
    Virgil van Dijk Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool NLD D (C) 29
    85
    19
    Thiago Silva profile photo
    Thiago Silva Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea BRA D (C) 36
    85  
    20
    Jérôme Boateng profile photo
    Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU D (C) 32
    85
    21
    Robin Le Normand profile photo
    Robin Le Normand Real Sociedad de Fútbol clublogo Real Sociedad FRA D (C) 24
    84
    22
    Raphaël Varane profile photo
    Raphaël Varane Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    84  
    23
    Harry Maguire profile photo
    Harry Maguire Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    84  
    24
    Kalidou Koulibaly profile photo
    Kalidou Koulibaly SSC Napoli clublogo Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    84  
    25
    Merih Demiral profile photo
    Merih Demiral Juventus FC clublogo Juventus TUR D (CR) 22
    84  
    26
    Thiago Heleno profile photo
    Thiago Heleno CA Paranaense clublogo Paranaense BRA D (C) 32
    84  
    27
    Eric Dier profile photo
    Eric Dier Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham GBR D, DM (C) 26
    84  
    28
    Michael Keane profile photo
    Michael Keane Everton FC clublogo Everton GBR D (C) 27
    84
    29
    Pepe profile photo
    Pepe FC Porto clublogo Porto PRT D (C) 37
    84
    30
    Gian Marco Ferrari profile photo
    Gian Marco Ferrari US Sassuolo Calcio clublogo Sassuolo ITA D (CL) 28
    84  
    31
    Stefan Savić profile photo
    Stefan Savić Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid MNE D (C) 29
    84
    32
    Jan Bednarek profile photo
    Jan Bednarek Southampton FC clublogo Southampton POL D (C) 24
    84  
    33
    Çağlar Söyüncü profile photo
    Çağlar Söyüncü Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City TUR D (C) 24
    83
    34
    Dimitrios Siovas profile photo
    Dimitrios Siovas SD Huesca clublogo Huesca GRC D (CL) 32
    83  
    35
    Nico Elvedi profile photo
    Nico Elvedi Borussia Mönchengladbach clublogo M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 24
    83  
    36
    Diego Carlos profile photo
    Diego Carlos Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC BRA D (C) 27
    83  
    37
    Fernandinho profile photo
    Fernandinho Manchester City FC clublogo Man City BRA D, M (C) 35
    83
    38
    Leonardo Bonucci profile photo
    Leonardo Bonucci Juventus FC clublogo Juventus ITA D (C) 33
    83
    39
    Stefan de Vrij profile photo
    Stefan de Vrij FC Internazionale Milano clublogo Inter NLD D (C) 28
    83
    40
    Antonio Rüdiger profile photo
    Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea DEU D (CL) 27
    83  
    41
    Nikola Maksimović profile photo
    Nikola Maksimović SSC Napoli clublogo Napoli SRB D (CR) 29
    83
    42
    José Maria Giménez profile photo
    José Maria Giménez Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 25
    83  
    43
    Edmond Tapsoba profile photo
    Edmond Tapsoba Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 21
    83
    44
    Jonathan Tah profile photo
    Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 24
    83
    45
    Ohis Uduokhai profile photo
    Ohis Uduokhai FC Augsburg clublogo Augsburg DEU D (C) 23
    82
    46
    Simon Kjær profile photo
    Simon Kjær AC Milan clublogo Milan DNK D (C) 31
    82  
    47
    Aritz Elustondo profile photo
    Aritz Elustondo Real Sociedad de Fútbol clublogo Real Sociedad ESP D (CR) 26
    82  
    48
    Toby Alderweireld profile photo
    Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham BEL D (CR) 31
    82  
    49
    Shkodran Mustafi profile photo
    Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal DEU D (CR) 28
    82
    50
    Clément Lenglet profile photo
    Clément Lenglet FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    82

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