CIES has just published a study of Europe’s best defenders.
Yesterday, the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES) revealed its rankings of Europe's best midfielders.
Even though this continues to irritate some, who cannot bear the thought of seeing Mounir Obbad rank as 6th, or Sergio Busquets rank as 9th, the Football Observatory announced the rankings of the best defenders in Europe.
Regarding the center, Mats Hummels - who will officially be joining Bayern next year - and Thiago Silva, are the bosses. You can notice the presence of Samuel Umtiti in the 9th place and the surprising absence of the three merengues, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Raphaël Varane! As for the sides they seem to be all dominated by the talented Luis Filipe. We are mostly surprised to see Ricardo Pereira, the Frenchie loaned by FC Porto, ranking as 4th.
Honestly, the number of players missing in this ranking is overwhelming. Any complaints?