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Best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2022/23 season so far

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2022/23 season so far, according to Kicker.
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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 2022/23 season.

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

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Dayot Upamecano, Bayern
2. Mathias Ginter, Freiburg

National class:
3. Lucas Hernandez, Bayern
4. Mats Hummels, Dortmund
5. Matthijs de Ligt, Bayern
6. Ko Itakura, Gladbach
7. Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig
8. Abdou Diallo, RB Leipzig
9. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
10. Ozan Kabak, Hoffenheim
11. Robin Knoche, Union Berlin
12. Diogo Leite, Union Berlin
13. Niklas Süle, Dortmund
14. Philipp Lienhart, Freiburg


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