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The Bundesliga's best goalkeepers and centre-backs in the 2018/19 season so far

By Bulinews Team

Kicker has ranked the best Bundesliga goalkeepers and centre-backs in the first half of the 2018/19 season.

Roman Bürki.
Roman Bürki.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

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 four categories: 'World Class', 'International Class', 'In the Wider Circle' and 'Field of Vision'.

Today, the German magazine has released the first part of their winter rankings based on the performances in the first half of the 2018/19 season. So far, the Bundesliga's best goalkeepers and centre-backs have been named, ranked and divided into the four categories.

According to Kicker's evaluation, Borussia Dortmund's Roman Bürki was the best keeper in the first half of the season. Meanwhile, Bayern München star and Germany captain Manuel Neuer doesn't even make the list.

Looking at the list of centre-backs, Eintracht Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe grabs the top spot ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach's Matthias Ginter.

Here are the rankings:

Goalkeepers:

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Roman Bürki, Borussia Dortmund
2. Rune Jarstein, Hertha BSC
3. Yann Sommer, Borussia Mönchengladbach
4. Peter Gulacsi, RB Leipzig
5. Kevin Trapp, Eintracht Frankfurt
6. Koen Casteels, VfL Wolfsburg

In the Wider Circle:
7. Alexander Schwolow, SC Freiburg
8. Lukas Hradecky, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
9. Robin Zentner, Mainz 05
10. Yven Mvogo, RB Leipzig
11. Michael Esser, Hannover 96

Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
Oliver Baumann, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim


Centre-backs:

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Makoto Hasebe, Eintracht Frankfurt
2. Matthias Ginter, Borussia Mönchengladbach

In the Wider Circle:
3. Manuel Akanji, Borussia Dortmund
4. Dan-Axel Zagadou, Borussia Dortmund
5. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
6. Mats Hummels, Bayern München
7. David Abraham, Eintracht Frankfurt
8. Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, FC Augsburg

Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
Sven Bender, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Ermin Bicakcic, TSG Hoffenheim
Jerome Boateng, Bayern München
Abdou Diallo, Borussia Dortmund
Nico Elvedi, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Manuel Gulde, SC Freiburg
Ibrahima Konaté, RB Leipzig
Evan N'Dicka, Eintracht Frankfurt
Niklas Süle, Bayern München
Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig


Click here to see how Kicker ranked the Bundesliga's goalkeepers and centre-backs last summer.


Kicker's winter rankings at other positions:

The Bundesliga's best full-backs and defensive midfielders in the 2018/19 season so far

The Bundesliga's best offensive midfielders in the 2018/19 season so far

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