South American as a continent has over the years been producing world class players, who have all gone to represent some of the best clubs in Europe.
With top defenders like Lucio, Javier Zanetti and other South American world class defenders all retired, the question is who are currently the best and most inform defenders currently in 2022.
5 Most Inform South American Defenders In 2022
Thiago Silva – (Chelsea)
At 37 Silva is no doubt the best South American defender right now in Europe having joined Chelsea from Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2020.
The Chelsea’s defensive key lynchpin his currently proving that age is nothing but a number with the impeccable form the Brazilian is right now both for his club and country.
Thiago Silva won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in Qatar with the Blues following their triumph over Palmeiras of Brazil, which shows he’s been Chelsea defender since joining them.
Eder Militao – (Real Madrid)
When Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane left Real Madrid in the summer they both left a huge hole in Los Blancos defence, but thankfully the Brazilian slotted in perfectly into the team and he has since become Real Madrid best defender.
His performance was so impressive during the latter half of 2020-21 campaign for Los Blancos that he was given the nod to play five game out seven for the Selecao during the Copa America.
With his paring with Alaba in the Madrid’s team he has become one of Los Merengues most pivotal player, and without doubt Militao is currently one of South American most inform defenders in 2022.
Marquinhos – (Paris Saint Germain)
The Paris Saint Germain defender his the most versatile player on this list who can play as a centre back, right back or a defensive midfielder.
Marquinhos has been an irreplaceable key cog in the Parisians squad since he joined them, and he has developed into an outstanding player with great technical ability, heart of a lion in defence and a leader.
His consistent form has seen him been linked to quite a number of top clubs in Europe, but with the Paris Saint Germain hierarchy not ready to let go of the Brazilian he has build a great name for himself in Ligue 1.
Cristian Romero – (Tottenham Hotspurs)
Last year was the breakthrough season for the Argentine and was unquestionably one of the best South American defenders after hitting the ground running at Atalanta where he was named Serie A best defender.
Before Romero joined Tottenham from Atalanta he’s been showing the kind of player he is with his marshalling confidence in defence, and after joining the London side he’s kept up showing his quality after coming back from injury layoff.
With a brilliant manager like Antonio Conte managing the Argentine, without doubt we’ll get to see the best of the Argentine as his career progress at Tottenham.
Ronald Araujo – (Barcelona)
While the Blaugrana are having their worst season within a decade, yet they’re fortunate to have a promising youngster in Araujo who has been living up to expectations and no doubt the future of the club.
The Uruguayan his well blessed with an excellent physique standing at 1.93 meters which allows him to be an imposing figure in the air and that stands him out amongst other Barcelona defenders.
Araujo is now considered Barcelona’s most reliable defender even ahead of veteran like Pique, having shone greatly last season with 18 LaLiga appearances, and this season also he’s become one of the most trusted generals under Xavi tutelage.