The 2019/2020 Bundesliga season has so far been full of excitement. A host of amazing games have been played over the course of the season, with more still to come. The German top tier football league resumed on May the 16th after the German government gave the go-ahead for the league to resume after a brief hiatus due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though strikers get, all the headlines defenders are also not left out. Join me as I take a look as some of the defenders who have held the line and kept the best strikers at Bay so far during this campaign.

Top 5 Best Defenders in the Bundesliga 2020

Our list of the best defenders in Bundesliga is based in their performance so far in the 2019/20 Bundesliga season. Also, we ranked the top defenders in Bundesliga on their defensive duties and attacking strengths.

1. Sven Bender – Bayer Leverkusen

Top defenders in Bundesliga 2020
Sven Bender

The German International has been very impressive for his side Bayer Leverkusen 04. The 31-year-old has been at the heart of a very solid defence so far this season posting high Numbers in number of Duels won( 288). The fifth-placed side will be counting on their defensive talisman as they seek to finish the season on a high and grab one of the Champions League spots.

2. Dayot Upamecano – RB Leipzig

Best defenders in Bundesliga
Dayot Upamecano

The 21-year-old frenchman has so far had a breakthrough season with masterful performances in defence for his club side RB Leipzig. He has been at the centre of a very solid defence that is the second-best in the league conceding just 26 goals from 25 matches. The young defender has also won an impressive 255 duels, which constitute 64% of the balls he contested for. The frenchman has already started attracting offers from various top football clubs as a result of his outstanding play this season. The RB Leipzig defender would first be focusing on helping his side push up the table as they still have a slim chance of winning the Bundesliga title. 

3. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich

Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies

This has been a breakout season For the young left-back. The 19-year-old Canadian has been very solid for the defending champions FC Bayern Munchen. The youngster has risen to the occasion several times in this campaign. He has been part of a solid Bavarian defensive setup that is the joint top best defence in the league with 26 goals conceded In 25 games played. He looks set to be offered a new contract and might even become one of the highest paid Bundesliga players.

The 19-year-old has played with a maturity way beyond his years and looks set to become another long-time stalwart of the Munich Giants. The Canadian International has won an impressive 266 duels so far this season, one of the best in the league as he continues to grow as a player. This season, Alphonso Davies has scored three goals and provided five assists. He is also one of the youngest goalscorers in Bundesliga history.

4. Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund

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Mats Hummels

The 31-year-old veteran has also been in The Thick of It this season. The 2014 World Cup winner since his return to former club BVB Dortmund has also posted great performances in this campaign. The German International has roughly won 65% of the duels he contested for during all the matches he played. 


5. Jonathan Tah – Bayer Leverkusen

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Jonathan Tah

Another Bayern Leverkusen player who has been very good this season is Jonathan Tah. The 24-year-old has formed a solid defensive partnership with Sven Bender conceding just 30 goals this season. Jonathan and has also won an impressive 66% of defensive duels in this campaign and will be hoping his performances help his club achieve their objectives this season. 

Jonathan Tah has also averaged 3.4 clearances per game and 1.0 blocks per game. The German centre-back also has two assists to his name this season.

Honorable Mentions:

Dedryck Boyata – Hertha Berlin

Matija Nastasic – Schalke 04

Felix Uduokhai – Augsburg

Dominique Heintz – Freiburg

Konrad Laimer – RasenBallsport Leipzig


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