Who would you say is the best center back in the world NOW, and how would you rate them?

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by Italy-Azzurri-Fan, Feb 19, 2016.

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Best Center Back in the World

  1. Ramos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Varane

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Pique

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Mascherano

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Godin

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Kompany

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. Boateng

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  8. Hummels

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. Chiellini

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  10. Bonucci

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Barzagli

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  12. T. Silva

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  13. Other (please specify in thread)

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    So I have seen tons of opinions on here on who is the best central defender in the world. Godin, Mascherano, Pique, Ramos, Varane, Hummels, Boateng, Chiellini, T. Silva, Bonucci, Barzagli, and Kompany have all really been considered really good and one of these are always rated the best. Who do you think is the best? Also rate them. And why do you think they are the best?
     
  2. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    For me I'd have to say Barzagli. All of these defenders listed are great, but this season Barzagli has just been very consistent and I have seen amazing tackles and clearances he has made particularly in the past. Also really good in the air as well. He rarely loses focus, and I don't even remember ever seeing any other player from the opponent side behind Barzagli on the field while not having the ball.

    Here is how I would rate them:

    1. Barzagli
    2. Pique
    3. Chiellini
    4. Godin
    5. Boateng
    6. Mascherano
    7. Bonucci
    8. Ramos
    9. Hummels
    10. T. Silva
    11. Kompany
    12. Varane
     
  3. augiechen7

    augiechen7 Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    San Francisco/Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure who the best overall is, but the best ball-playing center back is definitely Mats Hummels.
     
  4. Guardiola

    Guardiola New Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    In my opinion Boateng is and has been for the past 2 years.

    1. Boateng.
    2. Pique
    3. Godin
    4. Ramos
    5. Silva
     
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  5. monere

    monere Guest

    Well, Hummels it's a has-been, sort of... So, I'll leave him aside for now.

    My favorites from your list are Thiago Silva, and Varane (in this order), although I could add S. Ramos in, as well, even if I don't like the guy. I don't like him as a human I mean, cause as a player he is good indeed.

    Also, I would have preferred to see in your list other good CBs like John Terry for example, or even... Benatia. Yeah, I know Benatia is somehow new of a player and hasn't conquered the hearts and minds of many, but I'm telling you... give him 2-3 more years and he'll be arguably the best CBs in the world. OK, maybe the best CB is too much, but he'll in the first 3 in the world IMO ... assuming Anceloti will play him, or play him properly :)

    And there might be other good CBs that could make it on to your list, but I can't think of any right now, and I'm too lazy to google :)
     
  6. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Boateng has impressed me as well. He can defend from anywhere pretty much.
     
  7. monere

    monere Guest

    silva? #5? Also boateng #1? You know nothing about football, no offense
     
  8. monere

    monere Guest

    Who says that Hummels is the best CB? Now, I'm not saying he's a bad player (I actually like Mats), but what source mentions the top CBs in the world?
     
  9. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Boateng can be really good sometimes, I have seen him. Don't forget Silva plays in a rubbish league that is all about PSG only.
     
  10. augiechen7

    augiechen7 Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    San Francisco/Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not saying he's the best CB and I don't believe he is, but I was just stating that in my (biased) opinion, that he is the best ball-playing CB.
     
  11. Gio-13

    Gio-13 Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    watching skywalkers
    Club:
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    Rakitskiy ;)
     
  12. monere

    monere Guest

    yes, he plays in a rubbish league, but I've watched him play for AC Milan, and I've watched him play for Brazil, and I can count his mistakes on one hand in all those matches. I don't know but for me he is the best CB in the world
     
  13. Dage

    Dage Member+

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    You saved my day, haha.
     
  14. monere

    monere Guest

    :)
     

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