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Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World 2018

Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World 2018

Midfield Position is one of the most important positions a football team must equip well in any match they wish to play. The position is like the central position of the field- just like the CPU of a computer. Between the forwards and backward (team’s defender) is their position and through this point, they disseminate balls to other players at any angle. { Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World 2018 }.

They are the play-makers. Managers usually assign players to the midfield either as a central, defensive midfielder depending on the skills of the player. Each of these has its own specific task. Defensive midfielders, however, are trained to prevent any goal from scoring by the opponent. At times they move to block a shot or a pass depending on the condition. They are the first line of defense for the team. Thus as long as the defensive midfielder is intact, the team is half-complete. Here, we present to you the top 10 best defensive midfielders in the world right now. I will start from the back to the front. Here they are:

Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World 2018

  • 10. Arturo Vidal

The 29-year old midfielder is among the most prominent players of Juventus. He is actually a box-to-box defender as he can play both as a defensive and offensive midfielder. Vidal is a Chilean that plays both for Chile National Team and Bayern Munich currently. He has participated in lots of tournament including 2011 and 2015 Copa America tournaments, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup and the just concluded 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup where he won the Copa America for his country.

  • 9. Paul Pogba

They called him the ‘Wonder Kid’ as a result of the wonders he uses to perform on the pitch. Pogba is a professional midfielder having professional skills both in offensive and defensive type. The 23- year old player plays for Juventus and at a very young age, he has been performing so well for the club. Only God knows what he will be in the upcoming years. He joined the Italian club, Juventus in the year 2012 and a year later, he was awarded the Golden Boy Award. He is also called ‘Paul, The Octopus’.

  • 8. Xabi Alonso

If we are to look out for defensive midfielders in this our generation, then Xabi must be on the list as he is one of the famous players in the world as a result of his extraordinary skills. The 33-year old player has skills ranging from effective passing to long-range shots. Also, he is actually a box-to-box midfielder with a very developed technical intelligence. After playing for Liverpool and Real Madrid, he was bought by Bayern Munich in 2014.

  • 7. Javier Mascherano 

Are you surprised? Please don’t be as this player actually worth this position I am giving him. The Argentinian player is actually a central defensive midfielder, not the central defender his team, Barcelona uses him for. When it comes to strong tackling and pace, he is second to none. The 32-year old man is also known for his interception skills and accuracy in passing. He is also called ‘The Little Chief’ and he is the second most capped player after Javier Zanetti in the history of football. Currently, he plays for Barcelona FC and has represented his country five times in the Copa America tournament.

  • 6. Darijo Srna

Srna is a Croatian by birth and has been an active player for Ukraine over the years. Like Vidal, he is also a box-to-box midfielder with a vision to tackle for the ball.The 35-year old player is actually a Shakhtar Donetsk Legend and still remains the most capped legend in the history of Ukraine. In addition to the central position, he also has experience in offensive plays at the wings, this gave him an edge over others and hence was ranked 6th.

  • 5. Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

Daniele De Rossi – Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

Even though his name might not be so famous like Gerrard, Lampard etc. he can actually be compared on a performance ground with these players as a result of his extraordinary professional skills. His skills of high passing strength, tremendous passing accuracy, sense of leadership, tackling away of ball etc has made him a legend in Roma. Actually, he deserves the Roma Legend as he has played for them for good fifteen years (15 years). The 32-year old Italian is now recognized as one of the top defensive midfielders in the history of football.

  • 4. Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Yes, Yaya Toure. The Ivorian player is actually one of the best defensive midfielders in the history of football. Even though as at the time of his signing, his intention was to play as a striker but he later found himself as a box-to-box defender. Yet, his defending skills are equal to, if not more than, an original defensive midfielder. Also, when it comes to dispensing pass, he is the first on the row. As a result of these exceptional skills, he actually earned The Best African Footballer for four (4) consecutive years. Yaya Toure is also good at shots of long range.

  • 3. Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

Philipp Lahm

Even though he has retired, no recent player has actually overtaken this position from him. The German Player plays as a defensive midfielder majorly on left back. He has participated in lots of tournament including 2013 UEFA Champions League, 2014 FIFA World Cup etc. The 1.70m short man is unique as a result of his stamina, pace, technique and accurate tackling abilities. He is also called “Magic Dwarf” due to his short height. Lahm retires from Bayern Munich.

  • 2 Sergio Busquets

Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

Sergio Busquets – Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

The Barcelona man was actually trained by the team under its academy, La Masia after which he was recruited into Team A in 2008 and since then, he has been playing with balls on the pitch in order to achieve his goals. The Spanish man, who is just 28-years of age, has achieved a lot in the history of football and I know he will improve more on it in subsequent years to come. His uniqueness lies in his accuracy in the distribution of balls, strong ball tackling and also his height. He is actually known as a tactical genius.

  • 1. Nemanja Matic

Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic – Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World

At last, the Chelsea man holds the first position in our ranking. He is a Serbian Professional Defensive Midfielder who plays both for Manchester United and his country, Serbia. In 2014/15 season, he was awarded the PFA Team of the Year. Later, in 2017, he was signed up by the Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho. The 28-year old player is a player that defends well, passes well and create chances a lot on the field. What else does a defensive midfielder does? He does all these using his left foot.

That’s all about The Top 10 Best Defensive Midfielders In The World 2018.

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Updated: April 17, 2018 — 2:46 pm

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