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Best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of the 2020/21 season so far

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are the best defensive midfielders in the Bundesliga of the 2020/21 season so far, according to Kicker.

Joshua Kimmich.
Joshua Kimmich.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 list of defensive midfielders.


World Class:
1. Joshua Kimmich, Bayern München

International Class:
2. Leon Goretzka, Bayern München
3. Marcel Sabitzer, RB Leipzig
4. Florian Neuhaus, Gladbach
5. Julian Baumgartlinger, Leverkusen
6. Wataru Endo, Stuttgart

National class:
7. Thomas Delaney, Dortmund
8. Maximilian Arnold, Wolfsburg
9. Amadou Haidara, RB Leipzig
10. Robert Andrich, Union Berlin
11. Christoph Kramer, Gladbach
12. Matteo Guendouzi, Hertha BSC
13. Jude Bellingham, Dortmund
14. Djibril Sow, Frankfurt
15. Orel Mangala, Stuttgart



Click here to see how Kicker ranked the Bundesliga's defensive midfielders last summer.

Kicker's winter rankings at other positions:

Goalkeepers

Centre-backs

Full-backs

Attacking midfielders

Wingers

Strikers


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