Being a football fan, it is always a pleasure watching the non-stop action on the field.
People love to watch high-scoring games but in all this, we often forget that it is the defenders who make the game so interesting.
In other words, defenders make the opposing strikers push their limits and put the best out of the game.
In this article, we will be trying to list the top 10 defenders in the world right now that seem to be unbreakable walls for the strikers.
10. Harry Maguire
On the list of the top 10 defenders in the world right now, Harry Maguire makes his way.
Harry Maguire is one of the world’s best defenders.
His full name is Jacob Harry Maguire, he is a professional English footballer, he plays as a center-back for the English national team and also for the premier league club Manchester united.
The most shocking fact related to this defender is that MU has to pay around £80m to Leicester City to get the signature of Harry Maguire.
The gameplay and defensive game of this player are unforgettable, no one can deny his role.
It is expected that during the next season, Harry will surely improve his game and this will be the best gift for Manchester United.
09. Gerard Pique
The full name of this defender is Gerard pique Bernabeu. He is a professional Spanish footballer.
He plays as a center-back for la Liga club Barcelona and also for the Spanish national team.
Gerard Pique is considered the best of his generation and also the best defender in the world.
The club got its first treble in Spanish football history because of this amazing defender.
Recent records of this defender are not much satisfied, but he gets support from his team and still, he has selected in the team.
08. Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva is the most popular and best footballer and defender of all time.
The full name of Silva is Thiago Emiliano da Silva, but he was shortly called Thiago silva.
Silva is a Brazilian footballer, he plays as a center-back for the Brazil national team and he also captains the Brazil national team.
Silva also plays for premier league club Chelsea as center-back.
Thiago suffered from many phases, people say that he was not able to play because of his age but the defender demonstrated that age doesn’t matter it is just a number.
As per the gameplay of this footballer, he is considered among the top 10 defenders in the world right now.
07. Aymeric Laporte
Aymeric Laporte is a professional Spanish footballer, he plays as a center-back for the national team of Spain and also for the premier league club Manchester City.
The Full name of Laporte is Aymeric Jean Louis Gerard Alphonse Laporte.
When Laporte signed Manchester city, it was a record deal, for this deal Manchester city paid a fee of £57million to Laporte which became the club record fee paid for a defender.
Laporte is a defensive player but even being a defender he can also control, pass, assist the ball very well, and this is why he is on the list of top 10 defenders in the world right now.
06. Mats Hummels
Mats Julian Hummels is the full name of this defender. He is a professional German footballer, he plays as a center-back for the national team of Germany.
He also plays for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
Mats Hummels is the all-time best defender in the sport’s history. He has made many records and also won many trophies and cups.
Mat hummers are the five-time Bundesliga winner, he also won the FIFA world cup in 2014 and 2013 he became the finalist in the UEFA champions league.
05. Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini is a professional Italian footballer, he plays as a defender for the national team of Italy.
He also plays for the series A club Juventus and the main thing is that Giorgio captains both the teams.
Chiellini is the all-time greatest defender of his generation. The defender has a strong physics and aggressive nature.
Chiellini is considered one of the world’s best defenders in the history of the sport.
Chiellini can play as left-back very well both in three and four-man defense.
04. Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou koulibaly is a professional footballer, he plays as a center-back for the team series A club Napoli and also captains the Senegal national team.
Koulibaly has won many titles and cups.
Koulibaly is considered as one of the world’s best center-backs of his generation, due to his aggressive gameplay, his name exists In the list of top 10 best defenders in the world of the current time.
The Napoli fans called koulibaly by the nickname “the wall”.
03. Raphael Varane
Raphael Xavier varane is the full name of the defender, he is a professional French footballer, he plays as a center-back for the national team of France and also for the premier league club Manchester united.
Raphael Xavier varane is considered one of the world’s best defenders of his generation.
Varane has won about 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.
The defender has also made more than 300 appearances for the club.
02. Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos Garcia is a professional Spanish footballer, he plays as both center-back and right-back, mostly he plays as a center-back for the league 1 club saint Paris Germain and the national team of Spain.
Sergio Ramos scored many goals in his career and that’s why he is considered as one of the greatest defenders in the history of the sport.
He is mostly regarded as a controversial player.
Before achieving this place in football, Sergio Ramos played as right back in Sevilla.
After getting transferred to Real Madrid, the life of Ramos has changed, where he became popular as a central defender.
Now Ramos is considered among the top 10 defenders in the world right now.
01. Virgil van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk is a professional Dutch footballer, he plays as a center-back for the national team of the Netherland and also captains the team, he also plays for the premier league club, Liverpool.
Dijk is mostly known because of his strength, leadership, and aerial ability.
Virgil van Dijk is the only defender who has won the UEFA men’s player of the year.
He is considered as one of the world’s best defenders in the history of the sport and also on the top of our list of top 10 best defenders in the world.
All the qualities that a coach finds in any defender, everything you find in this player, and maybe this makes him the world’s best defender that is active now in the world of football.
So, these are the top 10 defenders in the world right now. The list is completely subjective and yours may be different.