Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of 2022 so far, according to Kicker.
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.
Today, the German football magazine has released the first part of their summer rankings based on the performances in the second half of the 2021/22 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.
1. Nico Schlotterbeck, Freiburg
2. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
3. Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig
4. Jonathan Tah, Leverkusen
5. Timo Hübers, FC Köln
6. Niklas Süle, Bayern
7. Mohamed Simakan, RB Leipzig
8. Philipp Lienhart, Freiburg
9. Edmond Tapsoba, Leverkusen
10. Evan Ndicka, Frankfurt
11. Timo Baumgartl, Union Berlin
12. Lukas Klostermann, RB Leipzig
13. Tuta, Frankfurt
14. Piero Hincapie, Leverkusen
15. Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt
Check out Kicker's goalkeeper rankings here.