Defenders consist of right back, left back and centre backs. In the modern football they are responsible for also creating chances and also scoring.
These are the top 6 most expensive defenders in football history.
1. Harry Maguire
The English centre back is the most expensive centre back in football history. He joined Manchester United from Leicester City in 2019 at a fee of €87 Million.
2. Matthyjs De Ligt
The Dutch centre back joined Juventus from Ajax in the 2019 transfer window at a fee of €86 Million.
He is the second most expensive defender in football history. He joined Bayern Munich from Juventus in the 2022 summer transfer window for €67 Million.
3. Virgil Van Dijk
The Dutch centre back was signed by Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 at a fee of €85 Million. He has played a big role in Liverpool winning the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League tittle since his debut.
4. Lucas Hernandez
The French defender who can play as a left back or centre back was signed by Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid for €80 Million.
5. Ruben Dias
The Portuguese centre back joined Manchester City from Benfica in 2020 for €68 Million.