FIFA 22: The Best Center-Backs (CB)

FIFA 22 Besst Defenders CB
The unsung heroes | © EA Sports

Do you want a solid wall in the back? Then we've got the players for you. Allow us to introduce the strongest central defenders in FIFA 22.

Regardless of which mode you prefer: defense is vital. If you're in a good position at the back, you've already won half the battle. Of course, you also need creative strikers who can make things happen upfront, but in recent years at FIFA, we've seen how much more important a good defense has become. And this year, the central defenders should be improved once again, so let's meet the best of them!


FIFA 22: The Best Center-Backs

PlacePlayerOverall Rating
10.Giorgio Chiellini86
9.Kalidou Koulibaly86
8.Aymeric Laporte86
7.Mats Hummels86
6.Milan Škriniar86

5. Raphael Varane – 86 OVR

Incidentally, he had the most minutes of play in FIFA 21, and it looks like he might get the same this year. But his price has increased quite substantially, so check out the others on the list too.

4. Marquinhos – 87 OVR

Wow, what values! The Brazilian has a real meta card, he'll obviously be hugely popular this year. And with 81 pace, he feels really comfortable in most teams. With 87 OVR he is expensive... but worth every penny!


3. Rúben Dias – 87 OVR

Dias had a strong season at Manchester City, but he's too slow for FIFA 22. Sorry, but at 61 pace, he simply isn't viable; the mechanics of FIFA demand speed.

2. Sergio Ramos – 88 OVR

His time at Real has come to an end, and now he's focusing on the Champions League from Paris. We're really hyped to see how well he can perform in this group of superstars.

In FIFA 22, needless to say, the Spaniard remains very strong with 88 OVR.

Van Dijk FIFA 22
The Dutchman has every defensive stat you want in FIFA 22 | © FUTBIN

1. Virgil van Dijk – 89 OVR

The Dutchman is and will remain a wall. Van Dijk absolutely stabilizes the back four in FIFA.

It'll be interesting to see whether he can return to old form in the Premier League after his recent injury, but virtually at least, we've got no doubt. When you have the coins for him - buy, buy, buy!

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