Great defenders are the cornerstone of any successful team, but who are the best centre backs in the world?
Keep reading for the seven best defenders on PES 2021.
Virgil van Dijk (OVR 91)
Quick, strong and almost impossible to beat.
Virgil van Dijk is the best defender on PES 2021 and with those stats it is easy to see why! 95 Defensive Awareness and 94 Physical Contact is incredible for the Dutchman.
Sergio Ramos (OVR 90)
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos has been one of the world’s best for many years.
Ramos has enjoyed a glittering career that has seen him win numerous Champions Leagues and even the World Cup!
Raphael Varane (OVR 88)
Raphael Varane is part of the most formidable centre back pairing on PES 2021 alongside Ramos.
Varane’s speed and strength compliment the skillset of Ramos and together they are phenomenal.
Gerard Pique (OVR 87)
One of the great defenders of the 21st century.
Not the fastest defender on this list, Gerard Pique makes up for it with a massive 93 Defensive Awareness stat.
David Alaba (OVR 87)
Austrian star David Alaba has excelled since his shift from left back to centre back.
Bayern are the best team in the world right now and Alaba is a key man in their defence.
Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 87)
Napoli’s powerhouse centre back Kalidou Koulibaly looks set to stay for another season.
Strong interest from Manchester City has amounted to nothing so far and their attention appears to have turned elsewhere.
Mathijs de Ligt (OVR 86)
Juventus’ young defender Mathijs de Ligt looks set to make it to the top.
The Dutch defender is physically excellent with 93 Physical Contact and 89 Jump allowing him to get the edge on his opponents.