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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team best center-backs

Utilizing the best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team will solidify your defensive play, so here’s our breakdown of the best CBs.



fifa 23 ultimate team best center-backs

Defending is just as important in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team as attacking, and you’ll need a solid backline to keep the game’s best players out. So, here are the best Ultimate Team center-backs in FIFA 23.

Central positions in FUT can make or break your squad, and while midfielders will attempt to facilitate your transition game, center-backs (CBs) are meant to act as a brick wall in front of your goal.

The best center-backs in FIFA 23 will add pace, ball-playing ability, and of course defensive prowess to your Ultimate Team squad. With FUT’s new chemistry system and position modifier method, players will have access to more center-back pairings than ever before.

Let’s take a look at the best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

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Best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

Center-backs don’t have the flashiest jobs on the pitch, but without solid defending, you’re guaranteed to drop some important FUT matches. Whether you’re playing with two or three center-backs, solidifying your backline with the highest-rated CBs is a great idea.

With the Ultimate Team season underway, it’s easy to look at the top of the pitch when building your squad. However, firepower in attack is worthless if you can’t keep the opposition out.

With this in mind, here are the best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Highest-rated center-backs in FUT 23

Player NameRatingClub
Virgil Van Dijk90Liverpool
Ruben Dias88Manchester City
Antonio Rüdiger87Real Madrid
Kalidou Koulibaly87Chelsea
Milan Skriniar86Inter Milan
Aymeric Laporte86Manchester City
Thiago Silva86Chelsea
David Alaba86Real Madrid
Niklas Sule85Borussia Dortmund
Matthijs de Ligt85Bayern Munich
Jules Koundé84Barcelona
Eder Gabriel Militao84Real Madrid
Lucas Hernandez84Bayern Munich
Sergio Ramos84PSG
Raphael Varane84Manchester United
Mats Hummels84Borussia Dortmund
Fikayo Tomori84AC Milan
Alessandro Bastoni84Inter Milan
Leonardo Bonucci84Juventus
Joel Matip84Liverpool
Giorgio Chiellini84Los Angeles FC
Stefan De Vrij84Inter Milan
Stefan Savić84Atletico Madrid

The FIFA 23 meta is taking shape, so once it becomes clear which defenders are dominating matches we’ll update this page with the best choices for online matches. We’ll also add some cheap options for starter squads once the market begins to form.

For more on FIFA 23, check out the leaked Road to the Knockouts promo, as well as the current TOTW.

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