Simon Kjaer

The 2018/2019 Spanish La Liga season has been an exciting one. There have been spectacular goals scored and incredible saves made. There have also been brilliant tackles, powerful interceptions and tough blocks made by the hardworking defenders in the Spanish La Liga this season.

This article shows you the top 5 defenders in the Spanish League this season.

5. Yeray Álvarez (ATHLETIC BILBAO)

The first on the list is the 24-year-old Spanish defender Yeray Alvarez. This top centre back has been on the same level as most of the top defenders in Europe. He has made crucial defensive tackles that have saved Athletic Bilbao on many occasions. He has averaged about 2.5 interceptions and 4.2 clearances per game.

4. Djené Dakonam (GETAFE)

The 27-year-old Togolese centre back has been at the top of his game continuously, He is one other reason why Garage has one of the meanest defenses in La Liga. Dakonam has made an average of 2.4 interceptions and 4.8 clearances per game.

3. Leandro Cabrera (GETAFE)

The 27 year old Uruguayan is another Getafe player on the list. Cabrera has the highest number of clearances in the Spanish League this season. His speed and agility has made a thorn in the flesh for many strikers in La Liga. He also has an average of 1.7 interceptions per game for Getafe.

2. Rober Pier (LEVANTE)

The young Spanish defender has been Levante’s breakout defensive star this season. Rober Pier has even scored once for his team. In terms of his defensive attributes, Pier has managed an average of 4.2 clearances, 1.4 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game.

1. Simon Kjaer (SEVILLA)

The Danish defender has attracted a lot of established European sides with his spirited displays at the heart of the Sevilla defence. The 29 years old has made an average of 5.7 clearances and 1.2 blocks per game.

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