Centre-Backs are now regarded as the major players in the game, but these generation defenders will never be compared to the likes of Daniel Maldini, Beckenbauer and Cannavaro.
Here’s the list of the top 10 best centre-backs in the world.
10. Dayot Upamecano Bayern Munich
Dayot Upamencano is only 23 years old, but he has done well and he still has a lot to achieve in the future, only if he keep up the good work. The French defender secured a move away from RB Leipzig last summer.
He joined Bayern Munich and it seems like he made a right decision by joining the Bundesliga giants. He needs to win trophies with his club and his future is looking more secure at the club.
After an impressive season with RB Leipzig, the French manager invited him to the national team and he made everyone proud. He is currently performing well at Bayern Munich and he also scored one Champions League goal this season.
He could win his first trophy with the club this season as the club still leads the race to win the Bundesliga trophy.
9. Aymeric Laporte Manchester City
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has done really well this season and he also gave his all for the team last season. He helped Manchester City in winning the premier league last season.
He formed a strong relationship at the back, with Manchester City new signing Ruben Dias. The Spanish defender has so far scored three premier league goals this season and he also kept 9 clean sheets.
Aymeric Laporte represented the Spanish national team in the Euro 2020, for the first time and it’s a tournament to remember for him. He did really well and he is currently one of the best in the world.
8. Presnel Kimpembe PSG
Presnel Kimpembe is well recognized as one of the best centre-backs to ever play the game. The 26-year-old is yet to win his first ever UEFA Champions League trophy with Paris Saint Germain, but he has won a major trophy with the national team.
He is a defender who is very good from the set-piece and he has done that in the past few games. Presnel Kimpembe won the Nations League trophy with France last year and he is also a world cup winner.
He took his country to the Euro 2020 quarter finals, but they were knocked out in the penalty shootout. The French defender has done really well for both club and country.
7. David Alaba Real Madrid
David Alaba joined Real Madrid as a free agent last summer and he has settled down well in the league. David Alaba is now regarded as the best centre-back in the La Liga after his impressive season so far.
He scored a lovely goal in the El Clasico and Real Madrid are currently leading the race to win the trophy with the help of David Alaba. He is a team player and also a leader.
Real Madrid lets Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane leave, but their departure didn’t affect the team due to the arrival of David Alaba.
6. Raphael Varane Manchester United
Raphael Varane has done really well with the national team and he has settled down well in the premier league, under new interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
The French defender won a major trophy with his country last year and he took Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League Semi-final last season. Raphael Varane remained one of the best defenders in the world.
5. Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool
The Dutch defender didn’t play much game last season and he missed the Euro 2020 tournament. Van Dijk made his return this season.
The horror tackle from Jordan Pickford kept him out for so long, but he has fully recovered and he is performing well in the league this season.
4. Marquinhos PSG
Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos is a world class defender and he has done really well over the past years. The Brazilian defender did really well last season, but he lost the Ligue 1 trophy.
Argentina also won the Copa America 2021 trophy ahead of Brazil. He lost two major trophies, but he remained one of the best defenders in the world.
3. Ruben Dias Manchester City
The Manchester City defender won the premier league trophy with the club last season and he took the club the champions league final.
Manchester City couldn’t lift the trophy, but they had a good tournament. Ruben Dias won the best premier league player of the season, following his performances in the league.
2. Thiago Silva Chelsea
Thiago Silva has turned things around at Chelsea, since he made a move to the EPL. He took Chelsea to the champions league final and also the FA Cup final.
He won the super cup and he has scored more than 2 premier league goals this season. Thiago Silva also went to the Copa America final, but he couldn’t win the trophy.
He is currently one of the best defenders in the world, despite that he is 37 years old.
1. Antonio Rudiger Chelsea
Antonio Rudiger is currently the best defender in the world and he has a few months left on his current contract.
He won the UEFA Champions League trophy and he also won the Super Cup. Chelsea couldn’t have done it without him, he had an impressive season with the blues.
He gave his all under Thomas Tuchel and he took Germany to the Euro 2020 quarter final. Antonio Rudiger has scored two premier league goals this season and he kept 9 clean sheets.