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Best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2020/21 season so far

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of the 2020/21 season so far, according to Kicker.

Edmond Tapsoba.
Edmond Tapsoba.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

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.


Today, the German sports magazine has released the first part of their winter rankings based on the performances in the first half of the 2020/21 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Edmond Tapsoba, Bayer Leverkusen
2. Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund
3. Matthias Ginter, Gladbach
4. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
5. Marvin Friedrich, Union Berlin
6. Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig

National class:
7. Ibrahima Konaté, RB Leipzig
8. Jerome Boateng, Bayern München
9. Jonathan Tah, Bayer Leverkusen
10. Marcel Halstenberg, RB Leipzig
11. Manuel Gulde, Freiburg
12. John Anthony Brooks, Wolfsburg
13. Maxence Lacroix, Wolfsburg
14. Philipp Lienhart, Freiburg



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

Kicker's winter rankings at other positions:

Goalkeepers

Full-backs

Defensive midfielders

Attacking midfielders

Wingers

Strikers


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