I did a top 10 in the World football forum a few months ago. Here it is, tell me what you guys think.
Random order btw..
De Vrij, Feyenoord
The best defender in Holland IMO. He hasn't improved much this year but still by far the best. Not the greatest build up but who really has great build up defenders expect Barca? First task should be defending. Build up should come as second.
allong with Vertonghen battling it for second spot, allthough I'd give it to Vertonghen
Im not so sold on this guy. He has concentration lapses(perhaps he will improve it in time, its a trademark of young defenders alongside bad positioning and decisionmaking. He defended Janko very bad in the winning goal he scored in the cup. Also not as good building up as Vertonghen, still solid and belongs in this top ten.
Like I said number two. Not so good defensivly as Douglas but better build up. Likes to take the ball into the midfield. Agressive
Similar to Vertonghen has great runs up front like to take the ball into midfield. Solid defensivly, to bad he'll leave Groningen in the summer
Definitly the most talented, glad he chose to sign a new contract. He will have an insurance at playing time which is essential for a young player. He stepped up his game.
Good defensivly but awefull with the ball at his feet. He is a weaker version of Douglas in all aspects. Bouma has been better IMO than Marcelo and should deserve a spot in front of him
I know Im called a Rajkovic fanboy but to me the guy comes after Douglas, Vertonghen and Vlaar. He was captain of this Vitesse squad and brought stability to a really weakbackline. I think he is way underappreciated. Allthough not topclass material but definitly one of the best defenders in Holland.
Strong, solid and dependable. Nothing spectacular and already 31? Good and belongs in this top ten but not the best.
To be honest I've havent watched many AZ games so I cant give my oppinion about him and dont like to recite things other have said.
1. Douglas 2. Vertonghen 3. Vlaar 4. Rajkovic
Also keep Gouweleeuw in mind, he was good against Ajax