Ranking the top five center backs in the world | ESPN FC

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  • Published on:  Monday, August 6, 2018
  • ESPN FC's Paolo Bandini and Steve Nicol give their list of top five center backs in the world, with Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Gerard Pique (Barcelona) and Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) on Bandini's list, and Nicol listing Godin, Chiellini, Varane, Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) and Miranda (Inter Milan).Bandini also goes on to list his all-time top five, with Franco Baresi, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore, Gaetano Scirea and Fabio Cannavaro on the list.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espnVisit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com


  • Eric Thomas
    Eric Thomas  a years ago +341

    Juanfran is a centerback now?

  • Conor Coping
    Conor Coping  a years ago +125

    Clicking on these videos is a form of self-harm

  • SK N
    SK N  a years ago +313

    Gerard Pique at 4? What an absolute joke, Umtiti is better than him , Hummels And even Toby Alderweirald is better than Pique,He's an error prone player helped by Barca's system.And also No Thiago Silva ? Terrible.

  • ThinkDifferent
    ThinkDifferent  a years ago +140

    "I went for Miranda cos he had a great World Cup"...What logic. Deciding top-5 CB based on 5 games....ludacris

    DEPTER ELEVEN  a years ago +105

    Juanfran is the best CB in the world the thumbnail says it all

  • David Reed
    David Reed  a years ago +23

    Where's Lovren 😂😂😂

  • Florentino Perez
    Florentino Perez  a years ago +44

    Maldini ???😂

  • Denilson Daniel
    Denilson Daniel  a years ago +20

    Pique? Dafuck

  • K Kay
    K Kay  a years ago +10

    Thiago Silva

  • The Force Shadow
    The Force Shadow  a years ago +53

    Varane should be on top 3, all real madrid Will agree With me!

  • Adam Nielsen
    Adam Nielsen  a years ago +75

    Godin is the best no questions asked

  • SK N
    SK N  a years ago +58

    Nicol is so biased, Van dijk is great but Not no 4 , definitely not Personally Vertonghen is The beat CB in the premier league for me.

  • Eric Diaz
    Eric Diaz  a years ago +59

    Azpilicueta underrated asf

  • Venzo Sports
    Venzo Sports  a years ago +23

    Thiago Silva better than all of them, IMO. Varane had a great season, but some of these picks are just... purely based off of name value. Koulibaly and Skriniar overlooked for Miranda? MIRANDA!?

  • Timon
    Timon  a years ago +20

    Imagine not putting Umtiti in your top 5...

  • Hokage Minato
    Hokage Minato  a years ago +2

    how about this
    1 baresi
    2 maldini
    3 cannavaro
    4 nesta
    5 chiellini

  • The Free Thinker
    The Free Thinker  a years ago +7

    Guys Hummels and Thiago Silva have to be in that list if you objectively watch football. Piqué isn't performing at that level anymore. Godin and Ramos are definitely in. Last seat should be for either Varane, Chiellini, Bonucci or Umtitti. Even Van Djik if you want. I would personally put in Varane for his qualities and for what he's already managed to do in his career despite being so young: going to Real Madrid at 19, winning the most prestigious trophies such as the Champions League numerous times and brilliantly leading the French defense during their 2nd World Cup win.

  • Toomas Kelo
    Toomas Kelo  a years ago +5

    I thought that these fools will be gone after world cup...

  • ThinkDifferent
    ThinkDifferent  a years ago +14

    Maldini should be on that list

  • Abdulrahman Alulaimi
    Abdulrahman Alulaimi  a years ago +1

    Steve btw ramos deosnt have a single red card with spain just saying