Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of 2021 so far, according to Kicker.
|David Alaba.||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 a number of categories.
Today, the German football magazine has released the first part of their summer rankings based on the performances in the second half of the 2020/21 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.
1. David Alaba, FC Bayern (now playing for Real Madrid)
2. Mats Hummels, Dortmund
3. Willi Orban, RB Leipzig
4. Jerome Boateng, FC Bayern (now a free agent)
5. Maxence Lacroix, Wolfsburg
6. Moussa Niakhaté, Mainz
7. Matthias Ginter, Gladbach
8. Manuel Akanji, Dortmund
9. Marton Dardai, Hertha BSC
10. Jeremiah St. Juste, Mainz
11. Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt
12. Marvin Friedrich, Union Berlin
13. John Anthony Brooks, Wolfsburg
14. Sebastiaan Bornauw, FC Köln
15. Nico Elvedi, Gladbach
16. Stefan Bell, Mainz
17. Niklas Stark, Hertha BSC
18. Nico Schlotterbeck, Union Berlin
19. Amon Pieper, Arminia Bielefeld
Kicker's summer rankings at other positions: