Top 5 Best African Defenders In History of football ranked. The quality of African football players and personnel has improved greatly over the last few decades. This is due to the widespread adoption of modern football techniques across the continent.
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In this article, we have the top 5 and best African defenders raked according to their clubs, both local and foreign.
Not only are the continent’s attackers and midfielders among the finest in the world, but so are the continent’s defenses. The five finest African defenders in world football right now are listed below.
Michael Ngadeu, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions captain, has been a consistent performer for both club and country this season. The 31-year old central defender works in the Belgian Jupiler League as KAA Gent.
Ngadeu, a late bloomer, is well-known for his fearless tackling skills and front-foot defense. Gent has had him play 27 times in all competitions this year and he has helped them keep 11 clean sheets.
Ngadeu can play with both his feet and has been a key player in the country and club’s recent successes. His country has kept six clean sheets in the last eight FIFA World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies.
Ngadeu led his country to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon from January 2022.
#Cameroon shrugged off a delayed arrival in Morocco to beat #Mozambique 1-0 in #WCQ2022 with Centre-back Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui heading home the winner in the 68th minute as the keeper's attempted punch clear fell to him.
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) October 12, 2021
Stade Rennais Captain Hamari Traore was another consistent performer for club and country this season. With one goal and four assists in 21 appearances, the right-back has been a great performer for France.
Traore was part a Mali defense which kept six clean sheets during FIFA World Cup qualifying, and made it to the World Cup playoffs.
The 29-year old defender has won 19 out of 34 attempted tackles this year and made 30 interceptions. Traore also won 51% in his aerial duels.
Hamari Traore, so underrated. Better than hakimi
— FUT_FT (@void_fahmid) November 28, 2021
On the right-wing, the defender is recognized for his quick recovery and brave tackling. He’s still very much a part of the game, and he’s a good ball carrier.
Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain is one of the top right-backs in the world right now. In four of Europe’s top five divisions, the 23-year-old has already played for and won silverware for major clubs.
In the past two seasons, the Real Madrid academy graduate has helped teams earn €103 million in transfer fees, demonstrating his worth.
Inter Milan recruited Hakimi for €43 million in 2020 and he helped them win the Scudetto before going to PSG for €60 million last summer.
Hakimi has three goals and two assists in 22 games for a PSG team that has struggled this season. This season, he has won 27 of 45 attempted tackles and has 28 interceptions across all competitions.
Achraf Hakimi is the best right back in the world according to our #FC100 list 👀
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 30, 2021
The Moroccan international is a skilled ball carrier who plays for Les Parisiens and his country team. He has been a key player in Morocco’s FIFA World Cup playoffs. His team kept clean sheets in four of five matches that he participated in.
Joel Matip, a defender for Liverpool in the English Premier League, has been one of the club’s most consistent performers this season. Following the summer purchase of 22-year-old Frenchman Ibrahima Konate, the 30-year-old Cameroonian was anticipated to lose his spot in the Liverpool side.
Matip, along with Virgil van Dijk has firmly established his place in Liverpool’s backline and is now helping the Reds to challenge for the Premier League title. Liverpool has kept six clean sheets every time Matip has been on the pitch.
Matip was quite magnificent again by the way. Realised front 3 might not be having the best of days so took it upon himself to make strides into wolves half again and again to try and break the lines and create space. Such a brave and talented CB. #LFC
— Grizz Khan (@GrizzKhan) December 4, 2021
This season, he has won 15 of his 19 attempted tackles, as well as 19 blocks and 16 interceptions.
After electing not to participate for the national team, the former Cameroonian international remains in exile and will miss the 2018 African Cup of Nations.
SSC Napoli have kept their place in Serie A’s top three, with the Partenopei only two points behind the leaders after 16 games. The return to form of key defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been a key component in their strong start to the season.
The Senegal international was once one of the most sought-after defenders in the world, but his value has dropped slightly in the last two seasons.
Koulibaly is back to his best with two goals for Napoli and two assists in his 20 games this season and is now ranked as part of the best African Defenders.
The 30-year old has also contributed to the Partenopei’s ten clean sheets across all competitions
Koulibaly just taunting the Lazio attack with those outrages passing exchanges at the back.
Complete control. Things you love to see 💙🤍 pic.twitter.com/ktBkATQlc0
— MarkOSerieA (@Bellissimoshirt) November 28, 2021
Koulibaly has been the best African defender in recent years, but his quality of play this season appears to have stepped up a notch.
These are so far the Top best African defenders of all time we have according to statistics, Gameplay, form, and many more. in the article, we made it clear that Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly forms part of the list.
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