By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

The Bundesliga's best defensive midfielders of 2019 so far

Here are the best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of 2019 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 four categories: 'World Class', 'International Class', 'In the Wider Circle' and 'Field of Vision'.

Today, the German sports magazine has released the second part of the rankings which are based on the performances in the second half of the 2018/19 season. Below, you'll find the rankings of the league's defensive midfielders.

World Class:

International Class:
1. Thiago Alcantara, Bayern München
2. Charles Aranguiz, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
3. Sebastian Rode, Eintracht Frankfurt

In the Wider Circle:
4. Julian Baumgartlinger, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5. Javi Martinez, Bayern München
6. Kevin Stöger, Fortuna Düsseldorf
7. Josuha Guilavogui, VfL Wolfsburg
8. Axel Witsel, Borussia Dortmund
9. Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig
10. Thomas Delaney, Borussia Dortmund
11. Florian Grillitsch, TSG Hoffenheim
12. Kevin Kampl, RB Leipzig
13. Denis Zakaria, Borussia Mönchengladbach
14. Maximilian Arnold, VfL Wolfsburg

Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
Diego Demme, RB Leipzig
Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Mainz 05
Marko Grujic, Hertha BSC
Christoph Kramer, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig
Danny Latza, Mainz 05

Kicker's rankings at other positions:




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