Ranked: Best Defenders in the world

Top 50 Best Defenders, Centre Back or Libero Players

This is FC's list of the Ranked: Top 50 Best Defenders in the world 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. Looking for transfervalues of Defenders? FootballTransfers.com published a list of most valuable Defenders in the world.

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
    Kim Minjae profile photo
    Kim Minjae FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern KOR D (C) 27
    95
    2
    Virgil van Dijk profile photo
    Virgil van Dijk Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool NLD D (C) 32
    94  
    3
    Cristian Romero profile photo
    Cristian Romero Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham ARG D (CR) 25
    93
    4
    Dayot Upamecano profile photo
    Dayot Upamecano FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern FRA D (CL) 25
    93
    5
    Mats Hummels profile photo
    Mats Hummels BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (C) 35
    93  
    6
    Rúben Dias profile photo
    Rúben Dias Manchester City FC clublogo Man City PRT D, DM (C) 26
    91
    7
    Waldemar Anton profile photo
    Waldemar Anton VfB Stuttgart clublogo Stuttgart DEU D (CR) 27
    91
    8
    Marquinhos profile photo
    Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG BRA D (CR) 29
    91
    9
    Jan Paul van Hecke profile photo
    Jan Paul van Hecke Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton NLD D (C) 23
    89  
    10
    Francesco Acerbi profile photo
    Francesco Acerbi FC Internazionale Milano clublogo Inter ITA D (CL) 36
    89
    11
    Gabriel Magalhães profile photo
    Gabriel Magalhães Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal BRA D (C) 26
    89  
    12
    Manuel Akanji profile photo
    Manuel Akanji Manchester City FC clublogo Man City CHE D (CL) 28
    89  
    13
    Igor Zubeldía profile photo
    Igor Zubeldía Real Sociedad de Fútbol clublogo Real Sociedad ESP D (C) 26
    89
    14
    Nico Schlotterbeck profile photo
    Nico Schlotterbeck BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (C) 24
    89
    15
    Jonathan Tah profile photo
    Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU D (C) 28
    88  
    16
    Bremer profile photo
    Bremer Juventus FC clublogo Juventus BRA D (C) 26
    88
    17
    Jean-Clair Todibo profile photo
    Jean-Clair Todibo OGC Nice clublogo Nice FRA D (C) 24
    88  
    18
    Fikayo Tomori profile photo
    Fikayo Tomori AC Milan clublogo Milan GBR D (CL) 26
    88
    19
    Alessandro Buongiorno profile photo
    Alessandro Buongiorno Torino FC clublogo Torino ITA D (CL) 24
    88
    20
    Dante profile photo
    Dante OGC Nice clublogo Nice BRA D (C) 40
    87  
    21
    Alexsandro Ribeiro profile photo
    Alexsandro Ribeiro Lille OSC clublogo Lille BRA D (C) 24
    87
    22
    Dan-Axel Zagadou profile photo
    Dan-Axel Zagadou VfB Stuttgart clublogo Stuttgart FRA D (CL) 24
    86
    23
    Lewis Dunk profile photo
    Lewis Dunk Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton GBR D (C) 32
    86  
    24
    William Saliba profile photo
    William Saliba Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal FRA D (C) 22
    86  
    25
    Germán Pezzella profile photo
    Germán Pezzella Real Betis Balompié clublogo Real Betis ARG D (C) 32
    86
    26
    Danilo Pereira profile photo
    Danilo Pereira Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG PRT D (CL) 32
    85
    27
    Antonio Raíllo profile photo
    Antonio Raíllo RCD Mallorca clublogo Mallorca ESP D (C) 32
    85
    28
    Robin Le Normand profile photo
    Robin Le Normand Real Sociedad de Fútbol clublogo Real Sociedad ESP D (C) 27
    85  
    29
    Milan Škriniar profile photo
    Milan Škriniar Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG SVK D (CR) 29
    85
    30
    Stefan de Vrij profile photo
    Stefan de Vrij FC Internazionale Milano clublogo Inter NLD D (C) 32
    85  
    31
    Andreas Christensen profile photo
    Andreas Christensen FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona DNK D, M (C) 27
    85
    32
    Loïc Bade profile photo
    Loïc Bade Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FRA D (C) 23
    85  
    33
    Robin Koch profile photo
    Robin Koch Eintracht Frankfurt clublogo Frankfurt DEU D (C) 27
    85  
    34
    Daley Blind profile photo
    Daley Blind Girona FC clublogo Girona NLD D (CL) 33
    84
    35
    James Tarkowski profile photo
    James Tarkowski Everton FC clublogo Everton GBR D (C) 31
    84  
    36
    Berat Djimsiti profile photo
    Berat Djimsiti Atalanta BC clublogo Atalanta ALB D (C) 31
    84  
    37
    Matthijs de Ligt profile photo
    Matthijs de Ligt FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern NLD D (CR) 24
    84  
    38
    Amir Rrahmani profile photo
    Amir Rrahmani SSC Napoli clublogo Napoli KVX D (C) 30
    84  
    39
    Lucas Martínez profile photo
    Lucas Martínez ACF Fiorentina clublogo Fiorentina ARG D (C) 27
    84
    40
    David Alaba profile photo
    David Alaba Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid AUT D (CL) 31
    84  
    41
    Mario Hermoso profile photo
    Mario Hermoso Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid ESP D (CL) 28
    84
    42
    Ibrahima Konaté profile photo
    Ibrahima Konaté Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool FRA D (C) 24
    84
    43
    Leonardo Balerdi profile photo
    Leonardo Balerdi Olympique de Marseille clublogo Marseille ARG D (CL) 25
    84  
    44
    Willian Pacho profile photo
    Willian Pacho Eintracht Frankfurt clublogo Frankfurt ECU D (CL) 22
    84  
    45
    Antonio Rüdiger profile photo
    Antonio Rüdiger Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid DEU D (C) 30
    84
    46
    Sergio Ramos profile photo
    Sergio Ramos Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla ESP D (C) 37
    84  
    47
    Alberto Dossena profile photo
    Alberto Dossena Cagliari Calcio clublogo Cagliari ITA D (C) 25
    84  
    48
    Sam Beukema profile photo
    Sam Beukema Bologna FC 1909 clublogo Bologna NLD D (C) 25
    84  
    49
    Niklas Süle profile photo
    Niklas Süle BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU D (CR) 28
    84
    50
    Alessio Romagnoli profile photo
    Alessio Romagnoli SS Lazio clublogo Lazio ITA D (C) 29
    83  

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