Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2019/20 season so far, according to Kicker.
|Matthias Ginter.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
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 first half of the 2019/20 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.
In the Wider Circle:
1. Matthias Ginter, Gladbach
2. David Alaba, Bayern München
3. Sven Bender, Leverkusen
4. Mats Hummels, Dortmund
5. Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt
6. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
7. Niklas Süle, Bayern München
8. Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig
9. Nico Elvedi, Gladbach
10. Marvin Friedrich, Union Berlin
11. Benjamin Stambouli, Schalke 04
12. Tony Jantschke, Gladbach
Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
Sebastiaan Bornauw, FC Köln
Dedrick Boyata, Hertha BSC
Dominique Heintz, Freiburg
Benjamin Hübner, Hoffenheim
Javi Martinez, Bayern München
Robin Koch, Freiburg
Evan Ndicka, Frankfurt
Keven Schlotterbeck, Union Berlin
Kevin Vogt, Hoffenheim
Click here to see how Kicker ranked the Bundesliga's centre-backs last summer.
Kicker's January rankings at other positions: