By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of 2022 so far

Here are the best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga 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 rankings for defensive midfielders.

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Robert Andrich, Leverkusen
2. Salih Özcan, FC Köln (now Borussia Dortmund)
3. Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig

National class:
4. Djibril Sow, Eintracht Frankfurt
5. Sebastian Rode, Eintracht Frankfurt
6. Jude Bellingham, Dortmund
7. Charles Aranguiz, Leverkusen
8. Anton Stach, Mainz
9. Jamal Musiala, Bayern
10. Anthony Losilla, Bochum
11. Joshua Kimmich, FC Bayern
12. Nicolas Höfler, Freiburg
13. Wataru Endo, Stuttgart
14. Ellyes Skhiri, FC Köln

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