FIFA 22 Career Mode gives fans the ultimate freedom of building a club from the ground up, meaning managers will be looking for the top talent to keep things tight at the back. We’ve put together an in-depth guide of the best FIFA 22 Career Mode defenders you should sign.
Even though Ultimate Team remains the FIFA series’ biggest draw, Career Mode is also a favorite among the community. Taking control of your favorite team and leading them to glory has always been one of FIFA’s greatest appeals, long before packs and coins.
In FIFA 22, EA has gone even further by adding the ability to create a club from scratch, which makes picking out the right players even more important.
A team is only as strong as its defense, so here are the top defenders you sign in Career Mode.
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Best defenders in FIFA 22 Career Mode
While attackers get the headlines, a strong defense is vital to the success of any team – real-life or virtual.
Center-backs are about sheer stopping power and provide the foundation for the rest of the starting 11 on. Meanwhile, the full-backs can inject some much-needed pace into both defense and attack.
These are the best defenders you can buy in EA’s FIFA 22 Career Mode.
|Player Name||Position||Age||Club||Overall Rating|
|Virgil van Dijk||CB||30||Liverpool||89|
|Joshua Kimmich||RB||26||Bayern Munchen||89|
|Rúben Dias||CB||24||Man City||88|
|Frankie de Jong||CB||24||Barcelona||87|
|Mats Hummels||CB||32||Borussia Dortmund||86|
Best young defenders in FIFA 22 Career Mode
The main aim of any Career Mode is to end up with the world’s best players in your club, but this doesn’t always happen overnight.
Thanks to the development system found in the mode. Sometimes it’s a better move to think long-term and sign a youngster will bags of potential, then watch them grow into a rock at the back.
These are the wonderkid defenders you should look to sign in this year’s Career Mode.
|Player Name||Position||Age||Club||Potential Ratings|
|Matthijs de Ligt||CB||21||Juventus||90|
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka||RB||23||Manchester United||86|
|Alphonso Davies||LB||20||Bayern Munchen||90|
|Dayot Upamecano||CB||22||Bayern Munchen||90|
|Cristian Romero||CB||23||Tottenham Hotspur||87|
|Éder Militão||CB||23||Real Madrid||89|
|Nordi Mukiele||RB||23||RB Leipzig||85|
Best cheap defenders in FIFA 22 Career Mode
While watching a prospect blossom into a world-beater is satisfying, it does often come at a cost. Like in the real game, teams will demand huge transfer fees for their best players and their young talent.
If you’re at a club that isn’t quite at the top just yet, or you’re just looking for a solid backup, paying big bucks might not make sense. Thankfully, there are plenty of options in defense that won’t break the bank.
|Becir Omeragic||CB/RB||19||FC Zürich||€2.5M|
|Leonidas Stergiou||CB||19||FC St. Gallen||€2.5M|
|Levi Colwill||CB||18||Huddersfield Town||€2.4M|
|Amar Dedić||RB/LB||18||Wolfsberger AC||€2.1M|
|Valentín Barco||LB||16||Boca Juniors||€1.3M|
|Rav van den Berg||CB||16||PEC Zwolle||€675K|
Those were our guides to the very best defenders to sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode, whichever gap you’re trying to fill.
For more on all things FIFA 22, check out our similar guide to the best goalkeepers you should sign in Career Mode.
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