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Top 5 best defenders in European football so far this year

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3.- Jose Maria Gimenez

After Diego Godin left him a huge responsibility as the new Atletico Madrid top defender, Jose Maria Gimenez hasn’t rejected the challenge.

During the season, the Uruguay international has been one of the steady players in Diego Simeone’s tactics.

Without him, the Colchoneros wouldn’t be fighting to remain near the top of La Liga this season.

We already know how talented this player is, but we have a feeling that he will improve even further after the current season ends.

A leader role is in the cards for Josema, he only needs to remain patient.