Europe Big 5 Leagues

Best Defenders in Europe 2023

Based on data from FBref.com

Each stat is adjusted on a per 90 basis and includes only matches of the mentioned season.

Values over 100% indicate that a player is outperforming the top 10% average in that category.

1 vs 1 Defensive

Higher percentage of individual defensive duels won

 

PlayerTeam1 vs 1InterceptionsPass BlockShot Block
Jesús AresoOsasuna102%29%46%34%1,948.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Warren BondoMonza107%29%33%24%910.00fr FRAMFit Serie A
Jarrad BranthwaiteEverton102%79%20%71%2,250.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
Duje Ćaleta-CarLyon104%26%29%48%1,363.00hr CRODFfr Ligue 1
Pau CubarsíBarcelona112%43%12%80%822.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Ben DaviesTottenham102%44%10%102%1,003.00wls WALDFeng Premier League
Mouctar DiakhabyValencia104%45%47%48%1,073.00gn GUIDF,MFes La Liga
Radu DrăgușinGenoa109%54%18%51%1,710.00ro ROUDFit Serie A
Nico ElvediM'Gladbach102%79%21%69%1,879.00ch SUIDFde Bundesliga
Erling HaalandManchester City123%2%21%4%1,922.00no NORFWeng Premier League
Aaron HickeyBrentford123%18%28%31%713.00sct SCODFeng Premier League
Ardian IsmajliEmpoli104%49%27%64%1,685.00al ALBDFit Serie A
JuanpeGirona107%44%43%115%690.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Jakub KiwiorArsenal101%33%32%19%788.00pl POLDFeng Premier League
Ezri KonsaAston Villa110%48%24%45%2,260.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
Matthijs de LigtBayern Munich102%60%18%53%1,089.00nl NEDDFde Bundesliga
Álvaro MorataAtlético Madrid123%2%41%13%1,710.00es ESPFWes La Liga
Benjamin PavardInter103%81%27%77%1,132.00fr FRADFit Serie A
Marcus PedersenSassuolo101%28%44%23%1,581.00no NORDFit Serie A
Nehuén PérezUdinese102%62%39%49%2,519.00ar ARGDFit Serie A
William SalibaArsenal106%36%24%31%2,520.00fr FRADFeng Premier League
Álex SuárezLas Palmas109%30%37%43%1,875.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Virgil van DijkLiverpool102%65%20%83%2,277.00nl NEDDFeng Premier League

Top Interceptions

PlayerTeam1 vs 1InterceptionsPass BlockShot Block
Neto BorgesClermont Foot51%106%37%15%1,886.00br BRADFfr Ligue 1
Alessandro BuongiornoTorino77%120%14%44%1,818.00it ITADFit Serie A
Johnny CardosoBetis84%122%52%43%677.00us USAMFes La Liga
Lewis CookBournemouth71%102%42%27%1,890.00eng ENGMFeng Premier League
Bartol FranjićDarmstadt 9825%114%35%13%1,139.00hr CROMFde Bundesliga
Alberto GrassiEmpoli39%108%42%48%1,533.00it ITAMFit Serie A
Frederic GuilbertStrasbourg75%136%64%24%1,789.00fr FRADF,MFfr Ligue 1
Timo HübersKöln75%102%41%77%2,058.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Mats HummelsDortmund66%102%78%31%1,150.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Habib KeitaClermont Foot84%111%79%69%945.00ml MLIMFfr Ligue 1
Geoffrey KondogbiaMarseille48%106%68%19%1,106.00cf CTAMFfr Ligue 1
Senne LynenWerder Bremen51%104%99%18%1,213.00be BELMFde Bundesliga
Nemanja MatićRennes92%115%39%49%1,027.00rs SRBMFfr Ligue 1
Azor MatusiwaReims84%104%65%15%1,385.00nl NEDMFfr Ligue 1
Teden MengiLuton Town74%103%24%72%1,823.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
Kim Min-jaeBayern Munich55%108%31%63%1,613.00kr KORDFde Bundesliga
Maximilian MittelstädtStuttgart78%112%81%24%1,473.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Antonee RobinsonFulham69%122%71%15%2,468.00us USADFeng Premier League
Mohammed SalisuMonaco94%103%49%71%720.00gh GHADFfr Ligue 1
Arouna SanganteLe Havre68%106%27%64%2,057.00sn SENDFfr Ligue 1
Giorgio ScalviniAtalanta67%102%63%53%2,060.00it ITADFit Serie A
Tim SierslebenHeidenheim49%101%33%80%910.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Wilfried SingoMonaco76%102%35%38%1,710.00ci CIVDFfr Ligue 1
Anton StachHoffenheim65%141%59%32%1,795.00de GERMFde Bundesliga
Adrien TamezeTorino45%114%30%34%1,495.00cm CMRDF,MFit Serie A
Kenny TeteFulham65%102%44%31%681.00nl NEDDFeng Premier League

Top Pass Blocking

PlayerTeam1 vs 1InterceptionsPass BlockShot Block
Brenden AaronsonUnion Berlin58%6%116%0%695.00us USAMF,FWde Bundesliga
Rémy CabellaLille47%15%101%0%1,140.00fr FRAFW,MFfr Ligue 1
CasemiroManchester Utd58%41%127%105%1,177.00br BRAMFeng Premier League
Fares ChaïbiEint Frankfurt54%9%116%5%1,386.00dz ALGMF,FWde Bundesliga
Josh DoigSassuolo55%45%102%85%684.00sct SCODFit Serie A
João GomesWolves55%41%104%16%1,815.00br BRAMFeng Premier League
Benedict HollerbachUnion Berlin46%5%118%0%940.00de GERFW,MFde Bundesliga
Emil HolmAtalanta39%44%101%31%697.00se SWEDFit Serie A
Pablo IbáñezOsasuna47%30%103%10%725.00es ESPMFes La Liga
Fredrik JensenAugsburg66%42%107%6%1,259.00fi FINMF,FWde Bundesliga
Konrad LaimerBayern Munich60%48%104%31%1,444.00at AUTDF,MFde Bundesliga
Alexis Mac AllisterLiverpool58%65%127%20%1,809.00ar ARGMFeng Premier League
Youssef MalehEmpoli50%39%107%17%2,105.00ma MARMFit Serie A
Roberto NavarroCádiz61%48%102%0%1,179.00es ESPMFes La Liga
Saúl ÑíguezAtlético Madrid80%49%104%52%1,238.00es ESPMFes La Liga
Niels NkounkouEint Frankfurt60%59%120%14%1,046.00fr FRADF,MFde Bundesliga
Salih ÖzcanDortmund79%71%108%15%928.00tr TURMFde Bundesliga
PedriBarcelona37%40%101%14%1,091.00es ESPMF,FWes La Liga
Beñat PradosAthletic Club60%55%105%7%952.00es ESPMF,DFes La Liga
Luis SinisterraBournemouth69%53%137%0%661.00co COLFW,MFeng Premier League
Jan ThielmannKöln54%16%112%20%1,070.00de GERFW,MFde Bundesliga
Óliver TorresSevilla49%19%113%21%1,369.00es ESPMFes La Liga
Neco WilliamsNott'ham Forest77%71%108%63%1,157.00wls WALDFeng Premier League

Top Shot Blocking

PlayerTeam1 vs 1InterceptionsPass BlockShot Block
Miguel Ángel RubioGranada86%82%47%107%751.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Fali CandéMetz64%47%23%102%1,486.00gw GNBDFfr Ligue 1
CasemiroManchester Utd58%41%127%105%1,177.00br BRAMFeng Premier League
Julian ChabotKöln77%82%52%108%2,017.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Ben DaviesTottenham102%44%10%102%1,003.00wls WALDFeng Premier League
Craig DawsonWolves79%31%27%128%2,209.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
Moussa DiarraToulouse52%72%53%103%847.00ml MLIDFfr Ligue 1
Federico FazioSalernitana49%42%16%102%924.00ar ARGDFit Serie A
Marco FriedlWerder Bremen90%67%44%111%1,567.00at AUTDFde Bundesliga
Marvin FriedrichM'Gladbach89%35%31%118%977.00de GERDFde Bundesliga
Ko ItakuraM'Gladbach79%73%44%105%898.00jp JPNDFde Bundesliga
JuanpeGirona107%44%43%115%690.00es ESPDFes La Liga
Christopher JullienMontpellier45%37%18%131%827.00fr FRADFfr Ligue 1
Simon KjærMilan82%57%28%107%1,084.00dk DENDFit Serie A
Julien LaporteLorient52%24%24%101%1,439.00fr FRADFfr Ligue 1
Harry MaguireManchester Utd61%71%34%113%1,158.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
MarquinhosParis S-G82%54%31%101%1,295.00br BRADFfr Ligue 1
Joël MatipLiverpool82%50%26%111%781.00cm CMRDFeng Premier League
Abdul MuminRayo Vallecano82%40%36%105%974.00gh GHADFes La Liga
Florent OgierClermont Foot72%39%33%137%897.00fr FRADFfr Ligue 1
Nicolas PalloisNantes69%62%31%117%1,112.00fr FRADFfr Ligue 1
Danilo PereiraParis S-G61%54%3%105%1,455.00pt PORDFfr Ligue 1
Antonio RailloMallorca84%56%34%113%1,475.00es ESPDFes La Liga
James TarkowskiEverton73%87%44%121%2,519.00eng ENGDFeng Premier League
Maximilian WöberM'Gladbach71%83%53%102%1,791.00at AUTDFde Bundesliga