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
    99
    2
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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    95
    3
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    Joe Gomez image description Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    94
    4
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    Dayot Upamecano image description RB Leipzig FRA D (C) 21
    93
    5
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    92
    6
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    92
    7
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    Fikayo Tomori image description Chelsea GBR D (CL) 22
    90
    8
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    90
    9
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 25
    90
    10
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    89
    11
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 24
    89
    12
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 25
    89
    13
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 28
    89
    14
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 24
    89
    15
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    Joël Matip image description Liverpool CMR D (C) 29
    89
    16
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    Thiago Silva image description PSG BRA D (C) 36
    89
    17
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    88
    18
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    Merih Demiral image description Juventus TUR D (CR) 22
    88
    19
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    Íñigo Martínez image description Athletic ESP D (C) 29
    88
    20
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    Aleksandar Dragović image description Leverkusen AUT D (C) 29
    88
    21
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 31
    88
    22
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    Niklas Süle image description Bayern DEU D (C) 25
    88
    23
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    Felipe image description Atletico Madrid BRA D (C) 31
    88
    24
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    Francesco Acerbi image description Lazio ITA D (CL) 32
    88
    25
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 32
    88
    26
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 30
    88
    27
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    87
    28
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 24
    87
    29
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    Lewis Dunk image description Brighton GBR D (C) 28
    87
    30
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    José Maria Giménez image description Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 25
    87
    31
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    Dejan Lovren image description Liverpool HRV D (C) 31
    87
    32
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    87
    33
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City D (C) 32
    86
    34
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    Fernandinho image description Man City BRA D, M (C) 35
    86
    35
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    Éder Militão image description Real Madrid BRA D (CR) 22
    85
    36
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    Daley Blind image description Ajax NLD D (CL) 30
    85
    37
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    Nicolas Pallois image description Nantes FRA D (CL) 33
    85
    38
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    Jérôme Boateng image description Bayern DEU D (C) 32
    85
    39
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    Carlos Izquierdoz image description Boca Juniors ARG D (C) 31
    85
    40
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    Andrei Girotto image description Nantes BRA D, M (C) 28
    85
    41
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    Marc Bartra image description Real Betis ESP D (CL) 29
    85
    42
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    Lucas Veríssimo image description Santos BRA D (CR) 25
    85
    43
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    Samuel Umtiti image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 26
    84
    44
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 21
    84
    45
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    Pablo image description Bordeaux BRA D (CL) 29
    84
    46
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    Berat Gjimshiti image description Atalanta ALB D (CL) 27
    84
    47
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    Diego Godín image description Inter URY D (CR) 34
    84
    48
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    Alexander Djiku image description Strasbourg FRA D (CL) 26
    84
    49
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    Marquinhos image description PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    84
    50
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    John Egan image description Sheffield Utd IRL D (C) 27
    84

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