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

Luca Di Marzo
fifa 23 ultimate team best center-backs

Defense is an integral part of your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team and you’ll need a solid pair of CBs to repel opposition attacks. So, here are the best center-backs to get in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

To win matches online in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, you’ll need a team that excels in all areas. This includes the defensive pairing at the back, as CBs are responsible for dispossessing attackers, blocking shots, and even starting the build-up.

The best center-backs in FIFA 23 will add pace, ball-playing ability, and of course, defensive prowess to your Ultimate Team squad. On that note, here best CBs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

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FIFA 23’s center-backs are your last line of defense.

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 lose 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 FIFA 23’s cycle wrapped up, you can consider this the definite list of the CBs in the game. Here are the best non-Icon CBs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Highest-rated center-backs in FUT 23

Player NameVersionRatingClub
Virgil van DijkTOTY96Liverpool
Matthijs de LigtTOTS96Bayern Munich
Ruben DiasTOTS96Manchester City
Eder MilitaoTOTS95Real Madrid
Chris SmallingTOTS94Roma
Facundo MedinaTOTS94Lens
Raphael VaraneTOTS Moments94Manchester United
Jules KoundeTOTS93Barcelona

Meta center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

The highest-rated center-backs might have the best overall stats, but not all of them have what it takes to rise to the top of FIFA 23’s meta. The best meta center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team will truly feel like the best players in the game when it comes to defending.

Here are the best meta CBs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team:

Player NameVersionClub/LeagueRatingPrice
Virgil van DijkTOTYLiverpool96550,000
Eder MilitaoTOTSReal Madrid95150,000
LucioTrophy Titans HeroBundesliga9142,000
Raphael VaraneTOTS MomentsManchester United9423,000
Jules KoundeTOTSBarcelona9319,000
Ruben DiasTOTSManchester City9653,500
Ivan CordobaFF HeroSerie A8926,000
David AlabaRTTFReal Madrid9256,500

Best cheap center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

If your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team journey is just beginning, you’ll want to save some of your coins and focus on building a well-balanced squad. Fortunately, there are a ton of cheap defenders that can get the job done while you’re saving up coins.

Check out our picks for the best cheap CBs in FIFA 23 below:

Player NameClubRatingPrice
Ronald AraujoBarcelona834,400
Diego CarlosAston Villa837,600
Lucas HernandezBayern Munich842,200
Joe GomezLiverpool81800
Josko GvardiolRB Leipzig81700
Jurrien TimberAjax80700
Lukas KlostermannRB Leipzig80700
Presnel KimpembePSG8310,000
Pau TorresVillarreal83900

Those were the best center-backs in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team based on rating, the current meta, and their price. For more FIFA 23, check out our other guides:

Best custom tactics in FIFA 23 | How to get free Twitch Prime Gaming pack in FIFA 23 | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best strikers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best full-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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