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
|Virgil van Dijk||TOTY||96||Liverpool|
|Eder Militao||TOTY||94||Real Madrid|
|Kalidou Koulibaly||TOTY HM||91||Chelsea|
|Jurgen Kohler||WC Hero||90||Bundesliga|
|Aymeric Laporte||WC Stories||89||Manchester City|
|Cristian Romero||Path to Glory||89||Spurs|
|Ricardo Carvalho||WC Hero||89||Premier League|
|Antonio Rudiger||OTW||89||Real 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:
|Virgil van Dijk||TOTY||Liverpool||96||1.8 million|
|Lucio||WC Hero||Bundesliga||90||1.8 million|
|Eder Militao||TOTY||Real Madrid||94||1.5 million|
|Raphael Varane||Winter Wildcard||Manchester United||88||730,000|
|Antonio Rudiger||OTW||Real Madrid||89||536,000|
|Fikayo Tomori||Winter Wildcard||A.C. Milan||88||525,000|
|Kalidou Koulibaly||TOTY HM||Chelsea||91||456,000|
|Aymeric Laporte||WC Stories||Manchester City||89||406,000|
|Ivan Cordoba||FUT Hero||Serie A||87||282,000|
|Cristian Romero||Path to Glory||Spurs||89||261,000|
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:
|Diego Carlos||Aston Villa||83||1,100|
|Lucas Hernandez||Bayern Munich||84||4,700|
|Josko Gvardiol||RB Leipzig||81||900|
|Lukas Klostermann||RB Leipzig||80||950|
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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