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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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 32
    98
    2
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    Joël Matip image description Liverpool CMR D (C) 27
    93
    3
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 23
    91
    4
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    Niklas Süle image description Bayern DEU D (C) 23
    91
    5
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    Thiago Silva image description PSG BRA D (C) 34
    91
    6
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    Merih Demiral image description Juventus TUR D (CR) 20
    91
    7
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 24
    91
    8
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 29
    91
    9
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    Virgil van Dijk image description Liverpool NLD D (C) 27
    90
    10
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 25
    90
    11
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 22
    90
    12
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 23
    89
    13
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 26
    89
    14
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    Daley Blind image description Ajax NLD D (CL) 28
    89
    15
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 22
    89
    16
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 31
    89
    17
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 30
    89
    18
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    José Maria Giménez image description Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 24
    88
    19
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    Aleksandar Dragović image description Leverkusen AUT D (C) 27
    88
    20
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    Fabian Schär image description Newcastle CHE D (CR) 27
    88
    21
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City D (C) 31
    88
    22
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 24
    88
    23
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 27
    87
    24
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    Francesco Acerbi image description Lazio ITA D (CL) 31
    87
    25
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 32
    87
    26
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 27
    87
    27
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 23
    86
    28
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    Yeray Álvarez image description Athletic ESP D (C) 24
    86
    29
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    Diego Godín image description Inter URY D (C) 33
    86
    30
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    Willi Orban image description RB Leipzig HUN D (CL) 26
    86
    31
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    Mario Hermoso image description Atletico Madrid ESP D (C) 23
    86
    32
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    Kaan Ayhan image description Düsseldorf TUR D (C) 24
    85
    33
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    Carlos Izquierdoz image description Boca Juniors ARG D (C) 30
    85
    34
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    Toby Alderweireld image description Tottenham BEL D (CR) 29
    85
    35
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    Rúben Dias image description SL Benfica PRT D (C) 21
    85
    36
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    Christophe Hérelle image description Nice D (CR) 26
    85
    37
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    Vincent Kompany image description Anderlecht BEL D (C) 32
    85
    38
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    Leonardo Bonucci image description Juventus ITA D (C) 31
    85
    39
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    Éder Militão image description Real Madrid BRA D (CR) 21
    85
    40
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    Nicolas Pallois image description Nantes FRA D (CL) 31
    85
    41
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    Giorgio Chiellini image description Juventus ITA D (C) 34
    85
    42
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    John Stones image description Man City GBR D (C) 24
    84
    43
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 19
    84
    44
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    Federico Fazio image description Roma ARG D (C) 31
    84
    45
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    Nikola Maksimović image description Napoli SRB D (CR) 27
    84
    46
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 28
    84
    47
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    Fikayo Tomori image description Chelsea GBR D (CL) 21
    84
    48
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    Manuel Akanji image description Dortmund CHE D (C) 23
    84
    49
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    Íñigo Martínez image description Athletic ESP D (C) 27
    83
    50
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    Alessio Romagnoli image description Milan ITA D (C) 24
    83

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