Best center-backs for FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Cheap & meta players

Best center-backs for FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Cheap & meta players ...

In FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, defending is equally as important as attacking, and you'll need a solid backline to keep the game's best players out. Here are the top Ultimate Team center-backs.

FUT's central positions can make or break your team, and while midfielders will try to help you through your transition game, center-backs (CBs) are designed to be a brick wall in front of your goal.

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

Let's examine the best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

  • Best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team
  • Highest-rated center-backs in FUT 23
  • Meta center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team
  • Best cheap center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team's best center-backs

Center-backs don't have the greatest positions on the pitch, but without solid defending, you're guaranteed to lose some important FUT matches. Whether you're playing with two or three center-backs, strengthening your backline with the best-rated CBs is a great idea.

When it comes to training your squad, it's easy to look at the top of the pitch. However, firepower in attack is useless if you can't keep the opponents out.

Here are the top non-Icon center-backs from FIFA 23 Ultimate Team with this in mind.

FUT 23's highest-rated center-backs

Player NameVersionRatingClub
Virgil van DijkTOTY96Liverpool
Eder MilitaoTOTY94Real Madrid
Kalidou KoulibalyTOTY HM91Chelsea
Jurgen KohlerWC Hero90Bundesliga
LucioWC Hero90Bundesliga
Aymeric LaporteWC Stories89Manchester City
Cristian RomeroPath to Glory89Spurs
Sergio RamosRulebreakers89PSG
Ricardo CarvalhoWC Hero89Premier League
Antonio RudigerOTW89Real Madrid

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team's Meta centerbacks

The highest-rated center-backs may have the best overall statistics, but not all of them possess the necessary experience to climb to the top of FIFA 23's meta. When it comes to defending, the best meta center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team will truly feel like the best players in the game.

Here are the best FIFA 23 Ultimate Team meta center-backs:

Player NameVersionClubRatingPrice
Virgil van DijkTOTYLiverpool961.8 million
LucioWC HeroBundesliga901.8 million
Eder MilitaoTOTYReal Madrid941.5 million
Raphael VaraneWinter WildcardManchester United88730,000
Presnel KimpembeCenturionsPSG86540,000
Antonio RudigerOTWReal Madrid89536,000
Fikayo TomoriWinter WildcardA.C. Milan88525,000
Kalidou KoulibalyTOTY HMChelsea91456,000
Aymeric LaporteWC StoriesManchester City89406,000
Ivan CordobaFUT HeroSerie A87282,000
Cristian RomeroPath to GlorySpurs89261,000

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team's best cheap center-backs

If your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team journey is just beginning, you'll want to save some of your coins and concentrate on forming a solid squad. There are a ton of inexpensive defenders that will take the job done while you're saving up coins.

Below are our picks for the finest cheap center-backs in FIFA 23:

Player NameClubRatingPrice
Ronald AraujoBarcelona831,000
Diego CarlosAston Villa831,100
Lucas HernandezBayern Munich844,700
Joe GomezLiverpool81900
Josko GvardiolRB Leipzig81900
Jurrien TimberAjax80900
Lukas KlostermannRB Leipzig80950
Presnel KimpembePSG833,200
Pau TorresVillarreal831,100

Based on ratings, the current meta, and their price, these were the best center-backs in FIFA 23's Ultimate Team. We'll be updating this page regularly to update with the latest top defenders as more special cards arrive and the meta changes.

Check out our other FIFA 23 guides:

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team's best custom tactics | How to Get a Free Twitch Prime Gaming Pack | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best full-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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