Top 10 Best Centre Backs in Soccer in 2023

Center-backs play a very important role in soccer. Their duty is hard as compared to other positions in a match. They have to pass the ball to the midfielders and forwards and have to be a defender at the same time. Who are the ten best center-backs in soccer right now?

best centre backs in the world

Here we have ten of the most decorated and most celebrated center backs that are amazing in their passing abilities, powerful shorts, and fast sprints. Though it is very difficult to judge and enlist ten players from a large list of great center-backs and defenders in the world their performance makes them different from others.

Top 10 Best Centre Backs in Soccer in 2023

The ten best Centre Backs in the world right now are:

Rank Name Nationality Team Age in 2023
1 Virgil van Dijk Dutch Liverpool 31
2 Ruben Dias Portuguese Manchester City 25
3 Antonio Rudiger German Real Madrid 29
4 David Alaba Austrian Real Madrid 30
5 Joel Matip German Liverpool 30
6 Aymeric Laporte French Man City 28
7 Kalidou Koulibaly French Chelsea 31
8 Jules Kounde French Sevilla 23
9 Marquinhos Brazilian PSG 28
10 Eder Militao Brazilian Real Madrid 24

You might have predicted many of them even before opening and reading the above list. This is because of their accurate and perfect performance. Virgil van Dijk, who is considered one of the best defenders in soccer, tops the list. He has been in a race for Ballon d’Or for the last some years.

Three of the above list are playing for Real Madrid which is one of the greatest and most valuable football clubs in the world right now. The club has a perfect squad that won La Liga and the Champions League titles last season.

While exploring the internet you may find different lists that claim to have the top 10 best center backs in the world but many of them have ignored these young rising talents because they prefer to write big names that are already retired.

If you have any other names that should be a part of the list, please let us know. We will consider and welcome your feedback.

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