As Fifa 17 nears, players will be wanting to know who the best players in the game are as they start new seasons of Fifa Ultimate Team, hoping to assemble the best possible team with the best possible chemistry to take on the world.

EA Sports has already revealed the Top 50 rated players in the game, and from that we've taken the top ten best-ranked defenders in the game and listed their stats for pace (PAC), shooting (SHO), passing (PAS), dribbling (DRI), defending (DEF) and physicality (PHY).

Bayern Munich's Jérôme Boateng tops the list, ahead of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. Thiago Silva of PSG sits in third, ahead of Pepe and Philipp Lahm. In sixth there's Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin, ahead of Giorgio Chiellini, David Alaba, Leonardo Bonnuci and Mats Hummels.

There are no Premier League players in the top 10. After last season, that's fair enough really. For the top 10 midfielders, head here. For the top ten goalkeepers, head here. For the top ten strikers, head here.

Here's the complete list with stats.

1) Jérôme Boateng - 90 - Bayern Munich

PAC (79) SHO (50) PAS (72) DRI (68) DEF (90) PHY (85)

2) Sergio Ramos - 89 - Real Madrid

PAC (78) SHO (63) PAS (70) DRI (71) DEF (87) PHY (83)

3) Thiago Silva - 89 - Paris Saint-Germain

PAC (74) SHO (57) PAS (73) DRI (73) DEF (90) PHY (79)

4) Pepe - 88 - Real Madrid

PAC (71) SHO (51) PAS (56) DRI (59) DEF (88) PHY (81)

5) Philipp Lahm – 88 - Bayern Munchen

PAC (68) SHO (56) PAS (82) DRI (84) DEF (86) PHY (64)

6) Diego Godin – 88 - Atletico Madrid

PAC (65) SHO (48) PAS (65) DRI (63) DEF (88) PHY (79)

7) Giorgio Chiellini – 88 - Juventus

PAC (74) SHO (46) PAS (53) DRI (58) DEF (90) PHY (85)

8) David Alaba - 87 - Bayern Munich

PAC (86) SHO (73) PAS (81) DRI (83) DEF (83) PHY (73)

9) Leonardo Bonnuci - 87 - Juventus

PAC (70) SHO (53) PAS (68) DRI (69) DEF (87) PHY (81)

10) Mats Hummels - 87 - Bayern Munich

PAC (64) SHO (58) PAS (74) DRI (71) DEF (88) PHY (77)

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