2019/2020 Top Football Defenders in the World
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2019/2020 Top Football Defenders in the World
Date : July 01,2020
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2019/2020 Top Football Defenders

This year in the world of football, we have seen exceptional defenders that made the game of football more challenging and exciting. According to one of the greatest coaches the world has ever seen, Sir Alex Ferguson, he said: "Attack wins you game while defense wins you titles." So, here is a list of the 2019/2020 top football defenders in the world.

Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk is a Dutch footballer born in Breda, the Netherlands, in 1991. He plays in the position of a center back for his club Liverpool FC of England and the Dutch national team. Liverpool had to pay a massive amount of 75 million pounds to secure his services from his former club Southampton.

Van Dyke has an unstoppable drive for the victory that can make him turn defense into an attack–A modern defender that is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. Likewise, he can push the ball forward deep into the midfield to begin an attack. Likewise, this aerially dominant center back has been able to win a fantastic 4.5 aerials duels per game. Van Dyke was bought for a world record fee as a defender and was in the last 3 for the world's best footballer of the year with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo.

Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a defender for the Spanish national team and the Spanish giant football club Barcelona. Pique has won virtually everything there is to succeed in his club Barcelona, he has played for Manchester United in England, and now for the Blaugrana, which are two great football clubs. He is an amazing passer of the ball and confidence with the ball on his feet, such defense splitting passes. His 6ft 4" and can impose his will on his opposition in the air and wins 3.3 duels per game, completing 91% of his attempted passes and such physicality that makes him a serious threat from set-pieces.

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly's performance has made him the best defender in Italy, where he plies his trade for Napoli. In fact, this has made Napoli boast of the best defensive line-up in the Serie A. He is regarded as one of the hottest property in Europe presently as top-flight clubs are racing to seal his signature. He was born in Saint Die-Des Vosges, France, in 1991. He plays as a center back for his present club Napoli and the Senegalese national team. The large, aggressive, quick, and the physically strong yet elegant player stands at 6ft-1". He completes 88% of his attempted passes and wins 2.2 aerial duels per game.

Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian defender born in Pesa, Italy, in 1984. Presently he retired from the Italian national team and only played for his club side Juventus in Italy. He is best known for his defensive versatility and aggressiveness as he can play from the left-back and center back. This defender never runs away from a challenge. He shows quick passing, precise tackling ability, great interception, and amazing aerial ability. He wins 2.3 aerial duels per game and complete 86% of his attempted passes. His defensive ability can frustrate great attackers, which Luis Suarez can attest to this.

Here are the 2019/2020 top football defenders in no particular order, and if you are a football fan, you will agree that these guys have earned it.


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