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


Defending is just as important as attacking in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, and you’ll need a solid backline to keep the game’s best players out. so, here are The best Ultimate Team centre-back in FIFA 23.


The central position in FUT can make or break your squad, and while midfielders will attempt to facilitate your transition game, centre-backs (CBs) are there to act as a brick wall in front of your goal.

The best centre-backs in FIFA 23 will add pace, ball-playing ability and of course defensive skills to your Ultimate Team squad. With FUT’s new chemistry system and position modifier method, players have access to more centre-back pairings than ever before.

Let’s take a look at the best centre-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Best centre-back in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

The centre-back doesn’t have the brightest job on the pitch, but without a solid defence, you’re guaranteed to miss some important FUT matches. Whether you’re playing with two or three centre-backs, it’s a good idea to bolster your backline with the highest rated CBs.

With Ultimate Team promos coming thick and fast, it’s easy to watch the top of the pitch when building your squad. However, firepower in attack is useless if you can’t keep the opposition out.

With that in mind, here are the best non-icon centre-backs fifa 23 ultimate team.

Highest Rated Centre-Back in FUT 23

player name Edition rating club
virgil van dijk wc stories 92 liverpool
marquinhos RTWC 90 psg
Jurgen Kohler wc hero 90 Bundesliga
Lucio wc hero 90 Bundesliga
Kalidou Coulibaly path to glory 90 Chelsea
Aymeric Laporte wc stories 89 Manchester City
Sergio Ramos rule breakers 89 psg
estrangement rule breakers 89 barcelona
Ricardo Carvalho wc hero 89 Premier League
Niklas Sule RTTK 88 Borussia Dortmund
matthijs de ligt otw 88 Bayern Munich
Antonio Rudiger otw 88 real madrid

The highest rated centre-backs may 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 centre-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 centre-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team:

player name Edition club rating worth
virgil van dijk wc stories liverpool 92 1.5 million
Lucio wc hero Bundesliga 90 1.5 million
marquinhos RTWC psg 90 727,000
Antonio Rudiger otw real madrid 88 464,000
Kalidou Coulibaly path to glory Chelsea 90 400,000
ivan cordoba foot hero serie a 87 387,000
Sergio Ramos rule breakers psg 89 335,000
fikayo tomori TOTW AC Milan 86 272,000
Ibrahima Konate RTTK liverpool 87 249,000
christian romero path to glory Spurs 87 242,000
estrangement rule breakers barcelona 89 239,000

Best cheap centre-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

If your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team journey is just getting started, you might want to save some of your coins and focus on building a well-balanced team. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive protectors that can get the job done while saving you coins.

Check out our picks for the best cheap centre-backs in FIFA 23 below:

player name club rating worth
Ronald Araujo barcelona 83 950
Bremer juventus 83 1,100
diego carlos Aston Villa 83 1,000
lucas hernandez Bayern Munich 84 3,200
Joe Gomez liverpool 81 800
josco guardiol RB Leipzig 81 700
jurian timber ajax 80 700
Lucas Klosterman RB Leipzig 80 700
presnel kimpembe psg 83 3,200
pau torres Villarreal 83 1,100

He was the best centre-back in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team based on rating, current meta and his 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 on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our World Cup Path to Glory tracker, and how to claim a free Twitch Prime gaming pack every month.

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