ARTICLE SOURCE: MY OPINION
Based on their present form, we'll meet the best ten defenders in Europe. As the title suggests, this list does not include Europe's finest defenders.
10. Stefan Savic
Stefan Savi has played in almost all of Atletico Madrid's games this season, and the Montenegrin defender has been a rock at the back for the club. He has been one of their most valuable players, helping both defensively and offensively.
Milan Kriniar has had a fantastic start to the season for Inter Milan, and the Slovak defender has been one of the team's most productive players. So far this season, he has been at his best for the Italian giants in all tournaments.
8. Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire was recently released from Manchester United's team due to an injury. Apart from that, the Englishman has been a rock-solid defender for Manchester United in all competitions, playing nearly every minute.
7. Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane brought his expertise to Manchester United, where he has already made an impact on the defense. The Frenchman still has a lot of work to do this season, but he has been a rock at the back for Manchester United.
6. Antonio Rudiger
This season, Antonio Rudiger has played every minute of Premier League football for Chelsea, and his work rate has been outstanding. The German defender has had a fantastic start to the season and will be hoping to keep it up.
5. Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini has been a rock at the defense for Juventus despite their terrible run. Based on their present form, his performance in the EUROS still places him among Europe's best defenders.
4. Ruben Dias
This season, Ruben Dias has been one of Manchester City's most productive players. The Portuguese defender has been a rock at the back, and getting past him has been nearly difficult.
With the signing of Sergio Ramos, the Paris Saint-Germain defense now has additional competition. Marquinhos has been at his best for PSG this season, and the Ligue 1 champions have yet to lose a league game.
2. Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva has had a fantastic start to the season for Chelsea, and the Brazilian defender has been at his best for Thomas Tuchel's team. He has made contributions on both the defensive and offensive sides of the field.
1. Virgil Van Dijk
Based on his current form, Virgil Van Dijk claims the top rank for best defender in Europe. Liverpool hasn't lost a game since his return to the squad. This season, he has already made a significant effect on the team and has performed admirably in all tournaments.