The defender position is one of the toughest in football. You can go from hero to zero in a split second and the Premier League is one of the hardest leagues in the world for defensive players. Football betting odds can change in the blink of an eye because of defenders; whether that is down to a last-ditch tackle or thunderous header from a set piece. Without further ado, it is time to look at the top 8 defenders in the Premier League.
1. Joe Gomez
Joseph Dave Gomez is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. Gomez began his career at Charlton Athletic, breaking into the first team at 17 and playing one full senior season before joining Liverpool in June 2015. He played in the final of the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool winning the competition for the first time in the club's history. He was part of the team that won the 2019–20 Premier League, Liverpool's first league title in 30 years.
2. Toby Alderweireld
Toby Albertine Maurits Alderweireld is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back or right-back for Qatari club Al-Duhail and the Belgium national team.
3. 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. Maguire came through the youth system at Sheffield United before graduating to the first team in 2011. He joined Leicester City in 2017 for an initial fee of £12 million. Two years later, he moved to Manchester United for a fee believed to be £80 million, a world-record amount for a defender, and within six months was appointed the club captain.
4. Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Premier League club Leicester City and the Portugal national team. After starting out at Vitória de Guimarães – winning the 2013 Taça de Portugal and being the competition's top scorer in the process – he signed with Porto, being part of the squad that won the 2017–18 Primeira Liga but also spending two years on loan to French club Nice.
5. Caglar Soyuncu
Çağlar Söyüncü is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leicester City and the Turkey national team. Söyüncü's first senior professional team was the Turkish second division Altınordu. In the summer of 2016, he joined SC Freiburg of Germany's Bundesliga, before moving to Leicester City in 2018. He made his senior national team debut in 2016.
6. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Manchester United. Wan-Bissaka began his career with Crystal Palace and was named as the club's Player of the Year for the 2018–19 season. In 2019, he moved to Manchester United for an initial fee of £45 million, with another £5 million due in potential bonuses.
7. Andrew Robertson
Andrew Henry Robertson is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Scotland national team, which he captains. Considered one of the best left-backs in world football, he is known for his crossing, tackling, work-rate, stamina and speed.
8. 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. When he joined Athletic Bilbao in 2010 at the age of 16, he became only the second player born in France—after Bixente Lizarazu—to play for them, going on to make 222 competitive appearances for the club. In January 2018, he signed for Manchester City. He was part of the side which won the first domestic treble in English men's football in 2019.
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