Breaking;- Van Dijk is ESPN’s 2019 best centre-back, TAA & Robertson best full-backs

ESPN gives their ranking for best defenders in 2019, including centre-backs, right-backs and left-backs.

Top 10 centre-backs

  1. Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan/Slovakia)
  2. Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid/Uruguay)
  3. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil)
  4. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Italy)
  5. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus/Italy)
  6. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain)
  7. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City/France)
  8. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus/Netherlands)
  9. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal)
  10. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)

Top-10 left-backs

  1. Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax/Argentina)
  2. Alexander Kolarov (Roma/Serbia)
  3. Alex Grimaldo (Benfica/Portugal)
  4. Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid/France)
  5. Lucas Digne (Everton/France)
  6. Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich/France)
  7. Alex Sandro (Juventus/Brazil)
  8. Jordi Alba (Barcelona/Spain)
  9. David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Austria)
  10. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool/Scotland)

Top-10 right-backs

  1. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United/England)
  2. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea/Spain)
  3. Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid/England)
  4. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City/Portugal)
  5. Dani Alves (Sao Paulo/Brazil)
  6. Kyle Walker (Manchester City/England)
  7. Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid/Spain)
  8. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City/Portugal)
  9. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich/Germany)
  10. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/England)

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