FIFA TOTY defenders have had an exceptional year. These four defenders have been shutting down offenses in FIFA 21 all year, and each of them deserves to be TOTY defenders. This list will rank each of the defenders from best to worst.
1. Virgil van Dijk (96)
Van Dijk is without a doubt the best TOTY defender on this list. Regardless of who you have as your striker, it's almost impossible to get past him. He boasts the best defensive rating with a 97 and tied for the highest physicality rating with a 94, meaning you aren't getting past him. The 2018/19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year is easily the best defender on this list.
2. Alphonso Davies (93)
Although he is the lowest rated defender on this list, he had the best 2019/20 season of all the defenders as he helped his team win the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2012/13. Davies is the fastest defender on the list with a 99 speed and has the best dribbling with 96. This gives him the ability to rarely get beat on defense and help in the offensive attacks.
3. Sergio Ramos (96)
With Real Madrid having a very underwhelming season, their only bright spot has been Ramos. He's once again on the TOTY list and is tied with Van Dijk for the highest defender rating. He has the second-best defensive rating (96) and is tied for first for physicality rating (94). However, he is the slowest defender, but he makes up for it with his defense and physicality.
4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (94)
Alexander-Arnold is the best all-around defender on this list. He has the best passing rating of all the defenders (96) and is tied for third for the highest passing rating of the entire TOTY starting eleven. He also has excellent dribbling (90), which means he is very effective on counter-attacks. However, he is the least physical defender (84) and only has a 91 defensive rating. This is tied for last with Davies, but his 92 speed will help him catch some strikers if beat.
This is a very well rounded FIFA TOTY defender list. Any opposing team would have trouble even getting a shot off against them.