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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    Virgil van Dijk image description Liverpool NLD D (C) 28
    96
    2
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    Harry Maguire image description Man Utd GBR D (C) 28
    94
    3
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    Dayot Upamecano image description RB Leipzig FRA D (CL) 21
    93
    4
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    Joe Gomez image description Liverpool GBR D (CR) 22
    93
    5
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    Gerard Pique image description Barcelona ESP D (C) 33
    92
    6
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    Fikayo Tomori image description Chelsea GBR D (CL) 22
    91
    7
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    Sergio Ramos image description Real Madrid ESP D (C) 34
    90
    8
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    Sven Bender image description Leverkusen DEU D (C) 30
    90
    9
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    Presnel Kimpembe image description PSG FRA D (CL) 24
    90
    10
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    Clément Lenglet image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 24
    89
    11
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    Jonathan Tah image description Leverkusen DEU D (CR) 24
    89
    12
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    Jonny Evans image description Leicester City NIR D (C) 32
    89
    13
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    Raphaël Varane image description Real Madrid FRA D (C) 26
    88
    14
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    Nikola Maksimović image description Napoli SRB D (CR) 28
    88
    15
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    Francesco Acerbi image description Lazio ITA D (CL) 32
    88
    16
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    Jérôme Boateng image description Bayern DEU D (C) 31
    88
    17
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    Lewis Dunk image description Brighton GBR D (C) 28
    88
    18
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    Kalidou Koulibaly image description Napoli SEN D (C) 28
    88
    19
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    Fernandinho image description Man City BRA D, M (C) 34
    88
    20
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    Nicolás Otamendi image description Man City ARG D (C) 32
    87
    21
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    Marquinhos image description PSG BRA D, M (C) 25
    87
    22
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    Felipe image description Atletico Madrid BRA D (C) 30
    87
    23
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    Mats Hummels image description Dortmund DEU D (C) 31
    87
    24
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    Kurt Zouma image description Chelsea FRA D (C) 25
    87
    25
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    Thiago Silva image description PSG BRA D (C) 35
    87
    26
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    Íñigo Martínez image description Athletic ESP D (CL) 28
    87
    27
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    Stefan de Vrij image description Inter NLD D (C) 28
    87
    28
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    José Luis Palomino image description Atalanta ARG D (CL) 30
    87
    29
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    Nico Elvedi image description M'gladbach CHE D (CL) 23
    86
    30
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    Juan Rodríguez image description Defensa ARG D (C) 26
    86
    31
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    Aleksandar Dragović image description Leverkusen AUT D (C) 29
    86
    32
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    Aymeric Laporte image description Man City FRA D (CL) 25
    86
    33
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    Sebastian Schonlau image description SC Paderborn DEU D (C) 25
    86
    34
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    Joël Matip image description Liverpool CMR D (C) 28
    86
    35
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    Niklas Süle image description Bayern DEU D (C) 24
    86
    36
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    Çağlar Söyüncü image description Leicester City TUR D (C) 23
    85
    37
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    Héctor Martínez image description Defensa ARG D (C) 22
    85
    38
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    Marc Bartra image description Real Betis ESP D (CL) 29
    85
    39
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    Lucas Veríssimo image description Santos BRA D (CR) 25
    85
    40
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    Merih Demiral image description Juventus TUR D (CR) 22
    85
    41
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    Dejan Lovren image description Liverpool HRV D (C) 30
    85
    42
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    José Maria Giménez image description Atletico Madrid URY D (C) 25
    85
    43
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    Edmond Tapsoba image description Leverkusen BFA D (CL) 21
    85
    44
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    Dakonam Djené image description Getafe TGO D (C) 28
    84
    45
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    Leonardo Bonucci image description Juventus ITA D (C) 32
    84
    46
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    Diego Carlos image description Sevilla FC BRA D (CL) 27
    84
    47
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    Andreas Christensen image description Chelsea DNK D (C) 23
    84
    48
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    Carlos Izquierdoz image description Boca Juniors ARG D (C) 31
    84
    49
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    Berat Gjimshiti image description Atalanta ALB D (CL) 27
    84
    50
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    Joachim Andersen image description Lyon DNK D (C) 23
    84

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