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Best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2021/22 season so far

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2021/22 season so far, according to Kicker.

Nico Schlotterbeck.
Nico Schlotterbeck.

Every six months, Kicker releases a ranking of the best players in the Bundesliga as well as the best German players abroad, dividing them into a number of categories.


The German football magazine recently released their winter rankings based on the performances in the first half of the 2021/22 season.

Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Nico Schlotterbeck, Freiburg
2. Niklas Süle, Bayern

National class:
3. Manuel Akanji, Dortmund
4. Dayot Upamecano, Bayern
5. Moussa Nikahaté, Mainz
6. Evan Ndicka, Frankfurt
7. Philipp Lienhart, Freiburg
8. Lucas Hernandez, Bayern
9. Kevin Vogt, Hoffenheim
10. Stefan Bell, Mainz
11. Jonathan Tah, Leverkusen
12. Lukas Klostermann, RB Leipzig
13. Reece Oxford, Augsburg
14. Rafael Czichos, FC Köln
15. Alexander Hack, Mainz
16. Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig


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