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Here is a list of Top 5 Football Defenders In The World

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Even tough Defenders are often neglected during big football awards. For example the most prestigious individual award Ballon d’Or.

Honestly, they are the ones that will always correct strikers’ errors. They mostly lead and organize a defensive line.

It is quite difficult to decide which defenders should be in the top 5 as the criteria differ based on personal preference. Below is our own thought.

  1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

He actually plays as a Center-Back for the Liverpool club and the Netherlands national team. The first team of his career is Groningen. He played there for two years between 2011 to 2013. From there he moved to Celtic.

Exactly in 2015, he was transferred to Southampton of the Premier League. And On 1 January 2018, van Dijk became a part of Liverpool. He is 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall. His height has surely assisted him in his road to fame and becoming one of the most respected defenders in the world. He’s currently earning £9.6 million per year in Liverpool.

His stats in 2019 – 2020 are mind-blowing, bearing 15 clean sheets in 38 games, having 5 goals, and making 1 assist in the process. The 29-year-old is beyond doubt one of the most solid and dependable defenders recently active in the world of football. Van Dijk has all the things a coach wants the defender must have: strength, speed, aerial prowess, leadership qualities, and ability on the ball.

  1. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

A defender scores many conclusive goals. He is just so different from other players. In fact, he is outstanding. Most of his fans love and hate at the same time. Beginning as a right back in Sevilla FC, in 2005, Ramos moved to Real Madrid for €27 million and became popular as a central defender.

Famous for his aerial threat and in-the-box tackles, he is the leader of both the Real Madrid club and the Spanish national team. Now, his value is just about 14 million € with respect to the process. The 29-year-old is beyond doubt one of the most solid and dependable defenders recently active in the world of football. Van Dijk has all the things a coach wants the defender must have: strength, speed, aerial prowess, leadership qualities, and ability on the ball.

  1. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

A defender scores many conclusive goals. He is just so different from other players. In fact, he is outstanding. Most of his fans love and hate at the same time. Beginning as a right back in Sevilla FC, in 2005, Ramos moved to Real Madrid for €27 million and became popular as a central defender.

Famous for his aerial threat and in-the-box tackles, he is the leader of both the Real Madrid club and the Spanish national team. Now, his value is just about 14 million € with respect to Transfermarkt.

  1. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

From the time of joining Real Madrid, he has played more than 300 times for the club and has won 18 major honors which include three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey title, four FIFA Club World Cup titles, and four UEFA Champions League titles.

According to Fernando Hierro 2013 and José Mourinho 2014, he was called the best defender in the world. He is good on both the tactical and technical levels.

  1. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Koulibaly was born in France but his parents are Senegalese. He decided to be a member of the Senegal squad to attend the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

He is a well-built, aggressive, fast, and physically strong yet graceful player. He was given the nickname “The Wall” by Napoli’s fans. He is scouted by many big clubs like Real

Madrid, Manchester City. Regardless, he is still very committed to Napoli.

  1. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

Giorgio Chiellini is such a brilliant man. He attained a bachelor’s degree in economics and commerce, also he bagged his master’s degree in business administration. He’s very fluent in English.

He is the leader of both club Juventus and the Italy national team. Also, he has a great vision and the skill to assist, he can initiate an attack from the back after gaining back possession.

We listed 5 defenders who from our point of view are the best in the world. We trust you liked the information we brought to you. And, do not forget to send us your opinion about the list by dropping your comments beneath.

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