Vincent Kompany – Manchester City
Kompany picked up another Premier League winner’s medal last term, and followed that up by a tremendous performance at the World Cup with Belgium.
Raphael Varane – Real Madrid
The young Frenchman is on a fast track to superstardom after playing a huge part in Real Madrid’s Champions League win. Also starred at the World Cup with France.
Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus
The Franco Baresi of his day. He kept Juve tight at the back in another title winning season, but will sadly be best remembered for being Luis Suarez’s latest bite victim.
Stefan de Vrij – Lazio
A left field choice here, but de Vrij’s form with Feyenoord was spotted by Lazio, who are enjoying a strong showing this term.
Matts Hummels – Borussia Dortmund
Another World Cup winner, Hummels has been a consistently strong presence for Dortmund despite a downturn in fortunes this season.