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
    Éder Militão profile photo
    Éder Militão Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA D (C) 23
    93
    2
    Edmond Tapsoba profile photo
    Edmond Tapsoba Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 22
    92
    3
    Nathaniel Phillips profile photo
    Nathaniel Phillips Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool GBR D (CR) 24
    89
    4
    Maxence Lacroix profile photo
    Maxence Lacroix VfL Wolfsburg clublogo Wolfsburg FRA D (C) 21
    89
    5
    Matthijs de Ligt profile photo
    Matthijs de Ligt Juventus FC clublogo Juventus NLD D (CR) 22
    89
    6
    Wesley Fofana profile photo
    Wesley Fofana Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City FRA D (CR) 20
    87
    7
    Victor Lindelof profile photo
    Victor Lindelof Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd SWE D (C) 27
    86
    8
    Jules Koundé profile photo
    Jules Koundé Sevilla FC clublogo Sevilla FC FRA D (CR) 23
    86
    9
    Rúben Dias profile photo
    Rúben Dias Manchester City FC clublogo Man City PRT D (C) 24
    85
    10
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (C) 20
    84
    11
    Lisandro Martínez profile photo
    Lisandro Martínez AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax ARG D (C) 23
    84
    12
    Nayef Aguerd profile photo
    Nayef Aguerd Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais MAR D (C) 25
    84
    13
    Felipe profile photo
    Felipe Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid BRA D (CL) 32
    83
    14
    Manuel Akanji profile photo
    Manuel Akanji BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund CHE D (C) 26
    83
    15
    Bremer profile photo
    Bremer Torino FC clublogo Torino BRA D (CL) 24
    83
    16
    Omar Colley profile photo
    Omar Colley UC Sampdoria clublogo Sampdoria GMB D (C) 29
    83
    17
    Pau Torres profile photo
    Pau Torres Villarreal CF clublogo Villarreal ESP D (C) 24
    83
    18
    Liam Cooper profile photo
    Liam Cooper Leeds United FC clublogo Leeds Utd SCO D (CL) 30
    82  
    19
    Pascal Struijk profile photo
    Pascal Struijk Leeds United FC clublogo Leeds Utd NLD D, DM (C) 22
    82
    20
    Dakonam Djené profile photo
    Dakonam Djené Getafe CF clublogo Getafe TGO D (C) 29
    82
    21
    Rob Holding profile photo
    Rob Holding Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR D (CR) 26
    82
    22
    Ronald Araújo profile photo
    Ronald Araújo FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona URY D (C) 22
    82
    23
    Koray Günter profile photo
    Koray Günter Hellas Verona FC clublogo Hellas DEU D (C) 27
    82
    24
    Guillermo Maripán profile photo
    Guillermo Maripán AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco CHL D (C) 27
    82
    25
    Unai Núñez profile photo
    Unai Núñez Athletic Club clublogo Athletic ESP D (C) 24
    82
    26
    Joe Rodon profile photo
    Joe Rodon Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham WAL D (C) 24
    81
    27
    Tyrone Mings profile photo
    Tyrone Mings Aston Villa FC clublogo Aston Villa GBR D (C) 28
    81
    28
    Fikayo Tomori profile photo
    Fikayo Tomori AC Milan clublogo Milan GBR D (C) 23
    81
    29
    Dedryck Boyata profile photo
    Dedryck Boyata Hertha BSC clublogo Hertha BEL D (CL) 30
    81
    30
    Welinton profile photo
    Welinton Beşiktaş JK clublogo Beşiktaş BRA D (C) 32
    81
    31
    Maurício profile photo
    Maurício Al Batin Saudi Club clublogo Al Batin BRA D (C) 29
    81
    32
    Tosin Adarabioyo profile photo
    Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham FC clublogo Fulham GBR D (CL) 24
    81
    33
    Sven Botman profile photo
    Sven Botman Lille OSC clublogo Lille NLD D (C) 21
    81
    34
    Lucas Veríssimo profile photo
    Lucas Veríssimo Sport Lisboa e Benfica clublogo SL Benfica BRA D (CR) 26
    81
    35
    Luan Peres profile photo
    Luan Peres Olympique de Marseille clublogo Marseille BRA D (CL) 27
    81
    36
    Amos Pieper profile photo
    Amos Pieper DSC Arminia Bielefeld clublogo Bielefeld DEU D (C) 23
    81
    37
    Benoît Badiashile profile photo
    Benoît Badiashile AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA D (CL) 20
    81
    38
    Merih Demiral profile photo
    Merih Demiral Atalanta BC clublogo Atalanta TUR D (C) 23
    81
    39
    Mykola Matviienko profile photo
    Mykola Matviienko FK Shakhtar Donetsk clublogo Shakhtar UKR D (CL) 25
    81
    40
    Thilo Kehrer profile photo
    Thilo Kehrer Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG DEU D (CR) 25
    80
    41
    Dimitrios Siovas profile photo
    Dimitrios Siovas  clublogo GRC D (CL) 33
    80
    42
    Grant Hanley profile photo
    Grant Hanley Norwich City FC clublogo Norwich SCO D (C) 30
    80
    43
    Boubacar Kouyaté profile photo
    Boubacar Kouyaté FC Metz clublogo FC Metz MLI D (C) 24
    80
    44
    Cristian Romero profile photo
    Cristian Romero Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham ARG D (C) 23
    80
    45
    Ozan Kabak profile photo
    Ozan Kabak Norwich City FC clublogo Norwich TUR D (C) 21
    80
    46
    Nino profile photo
    Nino Fluminense FC clublogo Fluminense BRA D (C) 24
    80
    47
    Loïc Bade profile photo
    Loïc Bade Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais FRA D (C) 21
    80
    48
    Víctor Cuesta profile photo
    Víctor Cuesta SC Internacional clublogo Internacional ARG D (C) 33
    80
    49
    Marlon profile photo
    Marlon FK Shakhtar Donetsk clublogo Shakhtar BRA D (C) 26
    80
    50
    Marcelo profile photo
    Marcelo Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon BRA D (C) 34
    79

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