Defenders are very important in a team. They need to defend their teams and prevent the opponents from scoring.
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1. Thiago Silva
Thiago Emiliano da Silva, known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Brazil national team. He is ranked the best defender in the world.
2. Mats Hummels
Mats Julian Hummels is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team. He is considered the 2nd best defender in the world.
3. Aymeric Laporte
Aymeric Jean Louis Gérard Alphonse Laporte is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain national team. He is ranked the worlds nest defender after Thiago Silva and Mats Hummels.
4. Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. The Italian footballer is 36 years old. He is the worlds 4th best defender.
5. kalidou koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly is a professional footballer who plays as centre back for Serie A club Napoli and captains the Senegal national team. Koulibaly began his professional club career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season. He is 29 years of age.
6. Raphael Varane
Raphaël Xavier Varane is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team. Varane previously played for French club Lens and, ahead of the 2010–11 season, began training with the senior team and appeared on the bench in several league matches. He is part of the world's best defenders.
7. Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos plays at Centre back for Real Madrid and captains them as well. He is a very good defender.
8. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, Van Dijk is known for his strength, leadership and aerial ability.
Marcos Aoás Corrêa, known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, whom he captains, and the Brazil national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right-back or a defensive midfielder.
He is ranked 9th in the world's best defenders list.
10. Harry Maguire
Jacob Harry Maguire is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He is a very active defender and deserves to be recognised.
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