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

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Defending is just as important in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team as attacking, and you’ll need a solid pair of CBs to keep the game’s best players out. Here are the best center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Central positions in FUT can make or break your squad, and while midfielders will attempt to facilitate your transition game, center-backs (CBs) are meant to act as a brick wall in front of your goal.

The best center-backs in FIFA 23 will add pace, ball-playing ability, and of course, defensive prowess 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 take a look at the best center-backs 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 drop 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 Ultimate Team promos coming thick and fast, it’s easy to look at the top of the pitch when building your squad. However, firepower in attack is worthless if you can’t keep the opposition out.

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With this in mind, here are the best non-Icon center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

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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 center-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team:

Player NameVersionClubRatingPrice
Eder MilitaoTOTSReal Madrid951.6 million
Matthijs de LigtTOTSBayer Munich961.2 million
Virgil van DijkTOTYLiverpool961.1 million
LucioTrophy Titans HeroBundesliga911 million
Raphael VaraneTOTS MomentsManchester United94967,000
Jules KoundeTOTSBarcelona93649,000
Ruben DiasTOTSManchester City96404,000
Ivan CordobaFF HeroSerie A89384,000
David AlabaRTTFReal Madrid92374,000

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 center-backs in FIFA 23 below:

Player NameClubRatingPrice
Ronald AraujoBarcelona831,900
Diego CarlosAston Villa832,000
Lucas HernandezBayern Munich843,800
Joe GomezLiverpool812,300
Josko GvardiolRB Leipzig811,200
Jurrien TimberAjax801,000
Lukas KlostermannRB Leipzig801,400
Presnel KimpembePSG834,100
Pau TorresVillarreal832,000

Those were the best center-backs in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team based on rating, the current meta, and their price. We’ll be updating this page regularly to add the latest top defenders as more special cards arrive and the meta shifts.

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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