Most Valuable Defenders In The World 2023

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Most valuable defenders in the world currently are not just players who were bought at exorbitant prices, but who have maintained value.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

Defenders as we all know play a vital role in modern football as they just don’t defend their team’s backline but they do create chances, score goals as well as give assists.

A number of these defenders have proved to be at a world-class level and secured high financial income for the services they provide.

Futbballnews here takes you down the road of the top Most Valuable defenders in the world.

NameAgeMarket Value
Gvardiol21€75
De Ligt23€75
Dias25€75
Davies22€70
James23€70
Araujo24€70
Hakimi24€70
Militao25€75
Marquinhos28€70
Mendes20€65

Josko Gvardiol

  • Club – RB Leipzig
  • Age – 21 
  • Market Value – €75.00m

Josko Gvardiol is a Croatian footballer born on 23rd January 2022. He currently plays for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Croatia national team.

Josko Gvardiol is currently not just one of the best defenders in the world but also one of the best young players.

He keeps impressing with his defending skills as well as goals and assists.

Matthijs de Ligt

  • Club – Bayern Munich 
  • Age – 23
  • Market Value – €75.00m

Matthijs de Ligt was born on the 12th of August 1999. He is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and also, the Netherlands national team.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

The young player is considered one of the best defenders in the world currently and De Ligt is known for his strength, leadership, and aerial skills.

Ruben Dias

  • Club – Manchester City
  • Age – 25
  • Market Value – €75.00m

Rúben dos Santos Gato Alves Dias is a Portuguese professional footballer who was born on 14th May,1997.

Dias plays as a center-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the Portugal national team.

Among others, Dias is considered one of the best defenders in the world. He is known for his defensive ability, leadership, and aerial skills.

Alphonso Davies

  • Club – Bayern Munich
  • Age – 22
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Alphonso Boyle Davies is a Canadian professional soccer star who plays as a left-back or sometimes winger for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Canada national team.

Davies was born on November 2nd, 2000 and like others, he is considered one of the best full-backs in the world.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

Due to his exceptional pace, dribbling ability, and creativity, Davies is nicknamed “The Roadrunner.”

Reece James

  • Club – Chelsea
  • Age – 23
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Reece James was born on 8th December 1999 and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

James is one of the finest defenders we have seen in a long while. He has good defending, attacking, and ball-possession skills.

Ronald Araujo

  • Club – Barcelona
  • Age – 24
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Ronald Federico Araújo da Silva is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team.

He was born on 7th March 1999 and is considered one of the best young defenders playing currently.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

With his defensive and aerial skills, he has contributed to Barcelona’s 2022/23 La Liga run.

Achraf Hakimi

  • Club – PSG
  • Age – 24
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Achraf Hakimi Mouh was born on 4th November 1998. He is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Morocco national team.

He mainly plays as a right-back but can play in the left-back and winger positions.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

He is considered one of the best defenders actively playing football in the world.

Eder Militao

  • Club – Manchester City
  • Age – 25
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Éder Gabriel Militão was born on 18th January 1998. He is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

Militao who is mainly a center-back, can also play as a right-back or in a defensive midfield position.

Marquinhos

  • Club- PSG
  • Age – 28
  • Market Value – €70.00m

Marcos Aoás Corrêa who is also known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, which he captains, as well as the Brazil national team.

Marquinhos who was born 14 May 1994, mainly plays as a centre-back, but can also play as a right-back or a defensive midfielder.

Marquinhos is widely considered as one of the most valuable defenders in the world.

Nuno Mendes

  • Club- PSG
  • Age – 20
  • Market Value – €65.00m

Nuno Alexandre Tavares Mendes was born 19th June 2002, he is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Paris Saint-Germain and the Portugal national team.

Most Valuable Defenders Currently In The World

He is the third PSG player we have on the list and the 10th most valuable defender.

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