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
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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    92
    2
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 31
    90
    3
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    90
    4
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    David Alaba image description Bayern AUT D (CL) 28
    89
    5
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    Marquinhos image description PSG BRA D, M (C) 26
    88
    6
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    Jérôme Boateng image description Bayern DEU D (C) 32
    88
    7
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    Dayot Upamecano image description RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 21
    88
    8
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 31
    88
    9
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    87
    10
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    Edmond Tapsoba image description Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 21
    86
    11
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    Virgil van Dijk image description Liverpool NLD D (C) 29
    86
    12
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    Joe Gomez image description Liverpool GBR D (CR) 23
    85
    13
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 24
    85
    14
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 27
    85
    15
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 25
    85
    16
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 25
    84
    17
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    Michael Keane image description Everton GBR D (C) 27
    84
    18
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City NIR D (C) 32
    84
    19
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 24
    84
    20
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 26
    84
    21
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    Fernandinho image description Man City BRA D, M (C) 35
    84
    22
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    Jules Koundé image description Sevilla FC FRA D (CR) 21
    84
    23
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    James Tarkowski image description Burnley GBR D (C) 27
    83
    24
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    Matthias Ginter image description M'gladbach DEU D (CR) 26
    83
    25
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 32
    83
    26
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    Joseph Aidoo image description Celta GHA D (CR) 24
    83
    27
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    Diego Godín image description Inter URY D (CR) 34
    83
    28
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    Marc Bartra image description Real Betis ESP D, DM (C) 29
    83
    29
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 29
    82
    30
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    Pau Torres image description Villarreal ESP D (C) 23
    82
    31
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    Dedryck Boyata image description Hertha BSC BEL D (C) 29
    82
    32
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    Sebastian Schonlau image description SC Paderborn DEU D (C) 26
    82
    33
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    Pedro Bigas image description Eibar ESP D (C) 30
    82
    34
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 25
    82
    35
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    Stefan Savić image description Atletico Madrid MNE D (C) 29
    82
    36
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 21
    82
    37
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    Felipe image description Atletico Madrid BRA D (C) 31
    82
    38
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    Thiago Silva image description Chelsea BRA D (C) 36
    81
    39
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    Shkodran Mustafi image description Arsenal DEU D (CR) 28
    81
    40
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 30
    81
    41
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    Dimitrios Siovas image description Huesca GRC D (CL) 32
    81
    42
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    Diego Carlos image description Sevilla FC BRA D (C) 27
    81
    43
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    John Egan image description Sheffield Utd IRL D (C) 27
    81
    44
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    Leonardo Bonucci image description Juventus ITA D (C) 33
    81
    45
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    Nikola Maksimović image description Napoli SRB D (CR) 28
    81
    46
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 28
    81
    47
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    Dakonam Djené image description Getafe TGO D (C) 28
    81
    48
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 23
    81
    49
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    Jan Vertonghen image description SL Benfica BEL D (CL) 33
    81
    50
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    Victor Lindelof image description Man Utd SWE D (CR) 26
    81

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