European football is currently witnessing many talented top defenders who can play well even if they have to play against the position of forte.
1. Goalkeeper Dan Burn (Brighton):
Daniel Johnson Burn (born 9 May 1992) is an English professional player who acts as a defender for Premier League in the club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Goalkeeper Dan Burn (Brighton) with a height of 1.98 m, Dan Burn began his career as a goalkeeper. Currently, he is the backbone of the Brighton club with 25 top defenders starts in the Premier League.
2. Defender Jonny (Wolverhampton)
Defender Jonny (Wolverhampton): The Spanish top defender star has tried every position in the defense for Wolves this season, including left-wing (27 matches), right-wing (1 match), defender right (1 match), left midfielder (1 match).
3. Defender David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
This season, Alaba played mainly in the center of the defense (18 games). Besides, the Austrian has also made 6 appearances as a left-back for defending champion Bundesliga.
4. Defender Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich)
Defender Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich): The French top defender star can play well as a center-back and a full-back. The first season didn’t really go well for Hernandez when he had just seven starts in the Bundesliga.
5. Defender Andy Robertson (Liverpool):
Robertson is the best left-back in the world today, culminating in the disabling of Lionel Messi in the Champions League semi-final second leg last season.
6. Midfielder Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund):
Guerreiro is a quality left-back with good speed and technique. In Dortmund this season, the Portuguese international has played 13 times as an interception midfielder, 11 times as a left-back.
7. Midfielder Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich):
The advantage of young Canadians is the ability to dribble and make sudden passes. Recently, Davies played a great game when his teammates beat Chelsea 3-0 in the Champions League.
8. Midfielder Jordi Alba (Barcelona):
With good technical background and speed, Alba can play well when pushed to the midfield position. The Spaniard is Messi’s perfect top defender partner with climbing situations, performing the cross correctly.
9. Guard Marcelo (Real Madrid):
Marcelo is known for being a full-back. In addition to defense, the Brazilian can also create mutations with high-rise situations and make shots to turn the goalkeeper into a clown.
10. Striker Theo Hernandez (AC Milan):
He was born 6 October 1997) is a French professional footballer, striker who acts as a left-back position for Italian club A.C. Milan.
The former Real Madrid player is a left-back but has scored 5 goals in Serie A this season, only less than striker Ante Rebic (6 goals) and more than Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( 3 goals).
11. Striker Marcos Alonso (Chelsea):
One of the Spanish top defenders has scored 4 goals in the Premier League this year, including a double to help Chelsea win a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in late February.
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