Best center-backs in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team

Nathan Warby
Van Dijk in EA Sports FC

Center-backs in EA FC 24 are arguably the most important part of your team, which means having a subpar pairing can harm your side massively in Rivals or Champions.

We’ve compiled a list of the highest-rated center-backs, best meta CBs, and cheapest picks you can grab in Ultimate Team. Check them out below:

Best meta CBs in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team

Player NameClubVersionRatingPrice
Virgl van DijkLiverpoolUEFA Euro Make Your Mark996.35M
Eder MilitaoReal MadridCopa America PTG971.88M
William SalibaArsenalUEFA Euro PTG981.5M
Paolo MaldiniItalyGOTG Icon961.45M
Ibrahima KonateLiverpoolUEFA Euro Make Your Mark971.08M
Nemanja VidicSerbiaGOTG Icon97944K
Ruben DiasManchester CityUEFA Euro PTG97890K
John StonesManchester CityUEFA Euro PTG97869K
Matthijs de LigtBayern MunichUEFA Euro PTG96444K
Paolo MaldiniItalyFuture Stars Icon94425K

Ultimate Team’s best CBs have evolved since its release as the game’s meta continues to change with every new promo.

Meta CBs have multiple PlayStyle+ traits in defensive categories, a unique body type, and a ‘Lengthy’ or ‘Mostly Lengthy’ acceleration type.

Although it might be expensive, getting a defender with the Anticipate+ PlayStyle is always the best course of action as it is still the meta PS+ for center-backs in EA FC 24. Other great PlayStyles for CBs are Block, Areal, and Intercept.

Virgil van Dijk in EA FC 24
Virgil van Dijk is the highest-rated defender in EA FC 24.

EA FC 24 highest-rated center-backs

Player NameClubRatingVersion
Virgil van DijkLiverpool99UEFA Euro Make Your Mark
William SailbaArsenal98UEFA Euro PTG
Nemanja VidicSerbia97GOTG Icon
Ruben DiasManchester City97UEFA Euro PTG
Eder MilitaoReal Madrid97Copa America PTG
Ronald AraujoBarcelona97Copa America PTG
Ibrahima KonateLiverpool97UEFA Euro Make Your Mark
John StonesManchester City97UEFA Euro PTG
Alessandro BastoniInter96TOTS
GabrielArsenal96Copa America PTG
Paolo MaldiniItaly96GOTG Icon
Leonardo BonucciFenerbahçe96End of an Era
Wendie RenardOlympique Marseille95TOTS
Sergio RamosSevilla95TOTS Moments
Thiago SilvaChelsea95End of an Era

Best cheap center-backs in UT

Player NameClub/ NationVersionRatingPrice
Yann BisseckInterTOTS93228K
Marcel DesaillyFranceGOTG Icon95129K
MarquinhosPSGCopa America TOTT96122K
Piero Hincapie Bayer LeverkusenCopa America PTG95120K
Manuel AkanjiManchester CityUEFA Euro PTG9497K
Wendie RenardLyonTOTS Moments9580K
Josip StanisicBayer LeverkusenUEFA Euro Make Your Mark9477K
Radu DragusinTottenhamUEFA Euro Make Your Mark9468K
Jhon LucumiBolognaCopa America PTG9646K
Mathias OliveraNapoliCopa America TOTT9530K

There you have it, those were the best center-backs, including the highest-rated, meta and, cheapest picks in EA FC 24. If you’re looking to cover other positions in your Ultimate Team squad, you can always check out the best midfielders and strikers in the game.