Moving on to the primary job of a fullback, we reveal the top 25 defensive fullbacks across Europe’s top 5 leagues. Many of the fullbacks featuring in the final top 25 rate highly in defense. Attacking prowess has a few major players that are far above the rest, but in a tight defensive category an unlikely number one emerges under pressure from some of the very best.

Defense Score

PlayerClubRankingDefense Score
Benjamin HenrichsBayer Leverkusen169.8
Filipe LuisAtletico Madrid269.5
Luca AntonelliAC Milan365.0
Gael ClichyBaşakşehir464.1
Juan BernatBayern Munich562.8
Pablo ZabaletaWest Ham662.6
Abdul 'Baba' RahmanChelsea762.3
Cedric SoaresSouthampton862.2
Cesar AzplicuetaChelsea961.8
Nacho MonrealArsenal1061.7
Alex SandroJuventus1159.4
Kyle WalkerMan City1258.7
Bacary SagnaUnattached1358.4
Danny RoseTottenham1458.0
Calum ChambersArsenal1557.5
Matteo DarmianMan United1657.4
DaniloMan City1757.3
Jonas HectorCologne1857.1
Sead KolasinacArsenal1956.6
RafinhaBayern Munich2056.4
Serge AurierTottenham2156.0
Hugo MalloCelta de Vigo2255.8
Kieran GibbsWest Brom2355.3
Kieran TrippierTottenham2454.8
WendellBayer Leverkusen2554.6
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