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Best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of the 2022/23 season so far

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here are the best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of the 2022/23 season so far, according to Kicker.
Jude Bellingham.
Jude Bellingham.
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 the second part of their winter rankings based on the performances in the first half of the 2022/23 season.

Below, you'll find the rankings of defensive midfielders.

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Jude Bellingham, Dortmund
2. Joshua Kimmich, Bayern
3. Leon Goretzka, Bayern
4. Sebastian Rode, Frankfurt
5. Xaver Schlager, RB Leipzig
6. Wataru Endo, Stuttgart
7. Maximilian Arnold, Wolfsburg

National class:
8. Ellyes Skhiri, FC Köln
9. Nicolas Höfler, Freiburg
10. Lucas Tousart, Hertha BSC
11. Rani Khedira, Union Berlin
12. Djibril Sow, Frankfurt
13. Dominik Kohr, Mainz


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