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Best center-backs to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 2/Mar/2021 12:42 Updated: 2/Mar/2021 12:48

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Center-backs are the pillars of the team in FIFA 21, so it’s important to add the very best to your FIFA Ultimate Team. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the fastest, cheapest, and overall best center-backs in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 is praised for making strides in gameplay, especially in terms of defending. However, the added realism and authenticity means there is more depth and complexity too. It’s not as simple as holding the contain button anymore.

For that reason, it’s all-the-more important to master the art of defending. Of course, to make things a little easier in FIFA Ultimate Team, it’s a good idea to slip into a manager’s shoes and find what’s best for you and your team.

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But with so many different players, prices, statistics, and other variables on the market, it can be hard to try and narrow it down.

To help you out, here’s a set of lists that go over the fastest, best, and cheapest center backs in FIFA Ultimate Team, courtesy of FUTBIN. Keep in mind these picks are based on a player’s standard cards and prices may vary, so you’ll want to keep track of the charts to make sure you’re getting a good deal.

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Top-tier meta defenders can transform an average team.

Best meta center-backs in FIFA 21

If you’re looking to build-up top tier defense and money isn’t an issue, these are the players you need to consider picking up in the center-back position.

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There’s no doubt every single one of these players would be an asset to your team so just consider which one would fit best in what you’re trying to build.

  • Virgil van Dijk (OVR 90) – Price: 125,000 – 130,000
  • Sergio Ramos (OVR 89) – Price: 85,000 – 90,000
  • Aymeric Laporte (OVR 87) – Price: 53,000 – 57,000
  • Pique (OVR 86) – Price: 45,000 – 51,000
  • Rapheel Varane (OVR 86) – Price: 62,000 – 90,000
  • Marquinhos (OVR 85) – Price: 20,000 – 25,000
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 88) – Price: 66,000 – 75,000
  • Mats Hummels (OVR 86) – Price: 46,000 – 50,000
  • Matthijs de Ligt (OVR 85) – Price: 22,000 – 25,000
  • Thiago Silva (OVR 85) – Price: 22,000 – 25,000
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Not everyone has the money to buy top-tier players – so finding budget options is important.

Best budget center-backs in FIFA 21

Not everyone has the spare coins to splash out on a top-tier defense. Luckily, there is plenty of budget center-back options that are cost-effective for any player looking to build a solid team.

  • Joe Gomez (OVR 83) – Price: 8,000 – 10,000
  • Nathan Ake (OVR 79) – Price: 2,000 – 3,000
  • Joel Matip (OVR 83) – Price: 6,000 – 8,000
  • Kostas Manolas (OVR 83) – Price: 4,000 – 5,000
  • Lukas Klostermann (OVR 80) – Price: 2,000 – 3,000
  • Fikayo Tomori (OVR 76) – Price: 1,500 – 2,000
  • Diego Carlos (OVR 83) – Price: 6,000 – 8,000
  • Eder Militao (OVR 80) – Price: 1,500 – 2,000
  • Alessio Romagnoli (OVR 83) – Price: 6,000 – 7,000
  • Jerome Boateng (OVR 82) – Price: 2,000 – 3,000
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Pace is a rare trait in most center-backS, but it’s extremely important.

Fastest center-backs in FIFA 21

Speed in the center-back position is hard to come by as most defenders are extremely physical but lack pace and acceleration. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the fastest center-backs in FIFA 21 so you can create a lightning-fast defense.

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Keep in mind, not all of these players are top-tier, but they can keep up with attackers when they make a break.

  • Ike Opara – (OVR 75) – Price: 1,000 – 2,000
  • Lukas Klostermann (OVR 80) – Price: 2,000 – 3,000
  • Rapheel Varane (OVR 86) – Price: 62,000 – 90,000
  • Joe Gomez (OVR 83) – Price: 8,000 – 10,000
  • Kostas Manolas (OVR 83) – Price: 4,000 – 5,000
  • Clinton Mata (OVR 77) – Price: 1,000 – 2,000
  • Georgiy Dzhikiya (OVR 77) – Price: 1,000 – 2,000
  • Fikayo Tomori (OVR 76) – Price: 1,500 – 2,000
  • Nacho Fernandez (OVR 80) – Price: 2,500 – 3,000
  • Bartolomeu Quissanga (OVR 77) – Price: 4,500 – 5,000
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A balance of pace and physicality in defense is the perfect combination.

That rounds of our lists of the best center-backs in FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team. Hopefully, this has given you plenty of options to create a top-tier team that consistently wins games.

Keep in mind we have guides for every position, whether it’s best goalkeepers, strikers, or full-backs, we’ve got you covered no matter what you’re looking for.

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