Top 10 Best Football Defenders In The World Right Now

September 26, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Football Defenders In The World Right Now

The primary role of any defender in any football team is to strike the initial break at the opponent’s attack. The mainly prevent the opponent’s striker to enter their goal box and also prevent them to score.  There are several kinds of positions where a defender can play, such as center-back, wing-back, and side-back. But, the center-back position is the lead position of any team’s defensive formation. They not only break the opponent’s attack but also supply balls to the midfielders. And, here goes our exclusive list of the best football defenders in the world right now.

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We have already published our exclusive list of the best football forwards and best football midfielders. But, the series will be incomplete without the mention of the defenders. So, here goes our exclusive list of the best football defenders in 2020.

10. Jérôme Boateng

Germany soccer talent, Jérôme Boateng, currently plays as a defender for the Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. Besides, he also plays for the German national football team. He started his footballing journey with Hertha BSC II team. Shortly after, he has earned his promotion to the team’s first squad before joining Hamburger SV in 2007. He then moved to Manchester City and then finally joined Bayern Munich in 2011.

Jérôme Boateng won the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2016. Besides, he has also earned his place in the UEFA Team of the Year in the same year. He has earned his mention among the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2016. Moreover, he became a part of the Bundesliga Team of the Season twice consecutively, in 2015 and 2016. And in 2014, he helped the German team to win the FIFA World Cup.

9. Diego Godín

Diego-Godín

One of the best football defenders, Diego Godín, currently plays for the Italian Serie A side Inter Milan. Besides, he also currently plays for the Uruguayan national football team. Way back in 2003, he started his senior footballing journey with Cerro before moving to Nacional in 2006. He then moved to Villarreal before joining Atlético Madrid in 2010. And in 2019, he joined the Serie A side Inter Milan.

Diego Godín helped Uruguay to win the Copa América in 2011. Besides, he also helped them to secure the China Cup twice until now. He has earned his place in both the FIFA World Cup Dream Team and IFFHS Men's World Team in 2018. Moreover, he has also earned his place in the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season that same year. He has achieved the La Liga Best Defender award in 2016.

8. Mats Hummels

Mats-Hummels
Mats-Hummels

A product of Bayern Munich youth academy, Mats Hummels, currently plays as a central defender for the Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. Besides, he also plays for the German national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Bayern Munich's second team and then earned his promotion in 2007. Shortly after, he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2009 and then went back to Bayern in 2016.

Finally, in 2019, he again took his transfer to Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels helped the German national team to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has earned his place in the Bundesliga Team of the Season three times till now. Besides, he has earned his place in the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season in 2016. Moreover, he has achieved his place in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014.

7. David Luiz

Brazilian football star, David Luiz, currently plays for one of the Premier League champions, Arsenal. He started his footballing journey with Vitória in 2006 and then joined Benfica in 2007. He then joined another Premier League side, Chelsea, in 2011. Shortly after, he joined Paris Saint-Germain before moving back to Chelsea in 2016. And finally, in 2019, he joined his current team Arsenal.

David Luiz helped the Brazilian side to win the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. He recently earned his place in the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season in 2019. Besides, he has earned his place in both the PFA Team of the Year and ESM Team of the Year in 2017. He has earned his mention in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year twice in his career. Moreover, he has achieved the FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball in 2012.

6. Gerard Piqué

Gerard-Piqué

One of the most handsome footballers, Gerard Piqué, currently plays for La Liga side Barcelona. Besides, he also appears for the Spanish and Catalonian national football team. He started his senior footballing journey with Manchester United in 2004. He then played for Zaragoza on loan in 2006. And finally, in 2008, he took his transfer top Barcelona and became an integral part of the squad.

Gerard Piqué received the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit in 2011. He also recently became the Footballer of the Year in Catalonia in 2019. He has also earned his place in the ESM Team of the Year four times till now. Besides, he has achieved the La Liga Best Defender award in 2010. Moreover, he helped the Spanish side to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 UEFA European Championship.

5. Raphaël Varane

French football star, Raphaël Varane, currently plays for one of the richest football clubs, Real Madrid. Besides, he also plays as a central defender for the French national football team. A product of Lens youth academy, he started his senior career with the Lens first-team in 2010. And after a single season at that club, he finally joined La Liga side Real Madrid in 2011. Since then, he became an integral part of the team.

Raphaël Varane recently helped the French team to win the FIFA World Cup in 2018. He recently also received the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 2018. He has earned his place in both the UEFA Team of the Year and IFFHS Men's World Team in 2018. Moreover, he has also earned his place in the FIFA FIFPro World11 that same year. He helped Real Madrid to win the FIFA Club World Cup four times till now.

4. Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio-Chiellini
Giorgio-Chiellini

One of the best football defenders, Giorgio Chiellini, currently captains the Italian Serie A side Juventus. Besides, he also captains the Italian national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Livorno in 2000. And in 2002, he joined AS Roma before moving to Juventus in 2005. Besides, he also became an integral part of the Italian national team in 2004.

Giorgio Chiellini won the Juventus Player of the Year in 2009. Besides, he also became a part of the Juventus Greatest XI of All Time in 2017. He has earned the Serie A Defender of the Year award three times till now. Besides, he has earned his place in the Serie A Team of the Year five times till now. And recently in 2017, he became a part of the UEFA Team of the Year. Moreover, he has achieved his place in the France Football World XI in 2015.

3. Thiago Silva

Thiago-Silva
Thiago-Silva

One of the highest-rated defenders in 2020, Thiago Silva, currently plays as a central defender for the French Ligue1 side Paris Saint-Germain. Besides, he also plays for the Brazilian national team. He started his footballing journey with RS Futebol in 2002 before joining Juventude in 2003. He then played for several clubs such as Porto B, Dynamo Moscow, Fluminense, and Milan. And in 2012, he joined PSG.

Thiago Silva helped Brazil to win the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. And recently in 2019, he helped the team to win the Copa América in 2019. He has earned his place in both the FIFA World Cup Dream Team and FIFA World Cup Fantasy McDonald's Overall XI in 2018. Besides, he has earned his place in both the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014.

2. Sergio Ramos

One of the highest-paid footballers in the world, Sergio Ramos, currently captains La Liga side Real Madrid. Besides, he also plays for and captains the Spanish national football team. He started his senior footballing journey with the Sevilla B team in 2003. And in 2004, he has earned his promotion to the team’s first squad. He then finally joined the Real Madrid team in 2005. And since then, he became an integral part of the team.

Sergio Ramos won the Luis Aragones Award in 2016. He has earned his place in the IFFHS Men's World Team thrice till now. He received the UEFA Defender of the Season award twice till now. Besides, he became an integral part of the FIFA FIFPro World11 ten times till now. He helped the Spanish team to win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Moreover, he helped them to win the UEFA European Championship twice until now.

1. Virgil van Dijk

Virgil-van-Dijk
Virgil-van-Dijk

Without any doubt, Virgil van Dijk is definitely one of the best football defenders right now. He now plays for the Premier League side Liverpool. Besides, he also captains the Netherlands national football team. He started his footballing journey with Groningen in 2011. He then joined Celtic in 2013 before joining Southampton in 2015. And in 2018, he finally joined the Premier League club, Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk recently achieved second place in both the Ballon d’Or and The Best FIFA Men's Player in 2019. Besides, he has earned his place in the IFFHS Men's World Team in 2019. He also helped the Dutch side to become the runner-up in the UEFA Nations League 2019. He also recently helped Liverpool to win both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup in 2019.

So, here goes our exclusive list of the best football defenders in the world right now. We hope you liked our list. And, don’t forget to send us your opinion about this list in the comment box below.

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  1. Stauch
    Stauch March 20, 2020 12:52

    Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das March 20, 2020 23:55

      Thanks for your kind appreciation, mate. Keep visiting our sports blog!

  2. Mandeson Olando
    Mandeson Olando April 26, 2020 11:07

    Hahahaha Its So Grate With Virgil Van Dijik Actually He Deserves It

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das April 27, 2020 01:33

      He is, certainly. Van Djik is amazing.
      And, thanks for visiting our sports blog!

  3. Randall
    randall May 29, 2020 13:54

    You obviously dont watch football, ever heard of Kalidou Koulibaly

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das May 30, 2020 00:08

      I think you don't follow football properly and blame others.
      Let's talk about Kalidou. Do you even know that he used to play for France U20 team before moving to Senegal?
      Do you know why? Because he failed to secure his place as a competent defender in the French team. And, he moved to Senegal to get his chance in International sports.
      Do you ever hear Messi or Ronaldo or even Carlos move to Nigeria or Uganda to secure their places in the national team moving away from his own country?
      Before talking about the best defenders, get your facts right, mate.

    2. Nandhan
      nandhan August 12, 2020 03:20

      what about marcelo he is good in attacking tooo...

  4. Jame.b.jr
    jame.b.jr June 5, 2020 13:51

    true

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das June 6, 2020 00:08

      Thanks for visiting our sports blog!

  5. Andrew Tokpa Jr
    Andrew tokpa jr July 2, 2020 08:29

    I really love your list. I say a very big thank to my liverpool defender.keep it up bro

  6. Teri
    Teri July 4, 2020 04:53

    Sagio Ramos should have been number 1 this 2020.
    Correction!!
    He has helped Madrid to 3 Champions league Victories not 2 as stated in your write-up.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das July 5, 2020 00:11

      Thanks for your concern. But, there is nowhere written that he helped Madrid to win 2 UCL. Kindly read again, you've misinterpreted the last line I guess.
      And, thanks for visiting our sports blog. Keep visiting!

  7. Spotless
    spotless August 2, 2020 02:16

    Sergio Ramos suppose to be the no 1 nw y still vandijk
    To some people its ramos

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das August 2, 2020 23:47

      Ramos, at least this season, failed to display the same kind of performance like he used to. On the other hand, Vad Djik is at his peak now.

  8. P
    P August 23, 2020 22:33

    You clearly know nothing. David Luiz???

    He’s not in the top 100

  9. Isah Adamu Konkiyel
    Isah Adamu konkiyel September 3, 2020 18:12

    Remove Pique and Varane why putting D Alaba and camavinga

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