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The Bundesliga's best centre-backs of 2019 so far

By Bulinews Team

Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of 2019 so far, according to Kicker.

Kicker believes Mats Hummels has been the best Bundesliga centre-back of 2019 so far.
Kicker believes Mats Hummels has been the best Bundesliga centre-back of 2019 so far.Photo: Rufus46/CC-by-SA 3.0
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 sports magazine has released the first part of the rankings based on the performances in the second half of the 2018/19 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Mats Hummels, Bayern München
2. Jonathan Tah, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
3. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
4. Niklas Süle, Bayern München
5. Makoto Hasebe, Eintracht Frankfurt
6. Ibrahima Konaté, RB Leipzig

In the Wider Circle:
7. Martin Hinteregger, Eintracht Frankfurt
8. Niklas Stark, Hertha BSC
9. Niklas Moisander, Werder Bremen
10. Nordi Mukiele, RB Leipzig

Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
Kaan Ayhan, Fortuna Düsseldorf
Sven Bender, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Jerome Boateng, Bayern München
John Anthony Brooks, VfL Wolfsburg
Nico Elvedi, Gladbach
Ewerton, FC Nürnberg
Matthias Ginter, Gladbach
Dominique Heintz, Freiburg
Ozan Kabak, VfB Stuttgart
Rani Khedira, FC Augsburg
Robin Knoche, VfL Wolfsburg
Kevin Vogt, Hoffenheim
Julian Weigl, Borussia Dortmund


Kicker's rankings at other positions:

Goalkeepers

Full-backs

Defensive midfielders

Offensive midfielders

Wingers

Strikers

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