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Best center-backs to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Published: 6/Apr/2022 12:55 Updated: 7/Apr/2022 15:58

by Alex Garton

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Center-backs are the pillars of an effective and solid starting XI, so it’s key you’re aware of the top-tier players in the position now FIFA 22 has arrived.

Building a squad from the ground up is not an easy task, especially when there are a limited amount of players on the market.

That’s why it’s key you’re aware of the top-tier players for each position in FIFA 22’s FUT mode. This will keep you a step ahead of the competition and you’ll be able to create a well-rounded and dominant team.

Of course, no squad is complete without a set of reliable and strong center-backs to thwart any dangerous attacks from an opposition.

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So, now FIFA 22 is finally here, we’ve showcased the fastest and best meta center-backs based on their in-game ratings.


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Best center-backs in FIFA 22

When picking a center-back for your squad, you’ve got to prioritize strength, tackling, passing, and of course, enough pace when necessary.

Finding this combination of stats on a player can be difficult, but luckily we’ve put together two lists. One will run down the best meta center-backs and the other will highlight the fastest players in the position.

Keep in mind, each of these lists will be updated regularly.

Best meta center-backs to buy in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Laporte
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Meta center-backs are incredibly expensive on the Ultimate Team market.

These meta center-backs will set you back a lot of cash as they’re guaranteed to form a strong defensive unit.

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However, if you’ve got the money to spare, they’re a worthy investment that won’t let you down.

Player Name OVR Rating Club Price
Virgil van Dijk 89 Liverpool 42,000 – 46,000
Sergio Ramos 88 PSG 28,000 – 32,000
Ruben Dias 87 Manchester City 22,000 – 24,000
Marquinhos 87 PSG 21,000 – 23,000
Milan Skriniar 86 Inter Milan 18,000 – 22,000
Mats Hummels 86 Borussia Dortmund 15,000 – 17,000
Aymeric Laporte 86 Manchester City 17,000 – 19,000
Raphael Varane 86 Manchester United 23,000 – 26,000
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 Napoli 14,000 – 16,000
Giorgio Chiellini 86 Juventus 13,000 – 15,000
Thiago Silva 85 Chelsea 9,000 – 11,000
Stefan De Vrij 85 Inter Milan 9,000 – 11,000
Leonardo Bonucci 85 Juventus 9,000 – 10,000
Matthijs de Ligt 85 Juventus 8,000 – 10,000
David Alaba 84 Real Madrid 4,000 – 5,000
José María Giménez 84 Atletico de Madrid 4,700 – 5,700
Stefan Savić 84 Atletico de Madrid 4,800 – 5,800
Felipe 84 Atletico de Madrid 4,700 – 5,300
Matthias Ginter 84 M’gladbach 4,500 – 5,000
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu 84 FC Barcelona 4,500 – 5,000
Harry Maguire 84 Manchester United 5,800 – 6,100
John Stones 83 Manchester City 2,700 – 3,000
Antonio Rüdiger 83 Chelsea 3,100 – 3,300
Azpilicueta 83 Chelsea 2.100 – 2,600
Simon Kjær 83 Milan 1,400 – 2,000
Presnel Kimpembe 83 PSG 5,800 – 6,800
Joel Matip 83 Liverpool 2,000 – 2,500
Kostas Manolas 83 Napoli 4,700 – 5,700
Sebastián Coates 83 Sporting CP 950 – 1,100
Francesco Acerbi
83 SS Lazio 1,400 – 1,600
Jules Koundé
83 Sevilla FC 3,800 – 4,000
Éder Gabriel Militão
82 Real Madrid 2,600 – 2,800

Fastest center backs to buy in FIFA 22

Varane in FIFA 22
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Finding fast-paced center-backs can be difficult as there are very few around.

Although most center-backs rely more on strength rather than pace, having some speed in your backline can make a huge difference when defending against top-tier attacking players.

Player Name OVR Rating Pace Club Price
Jeremiah St. Juste 76 91 FSV Mainz 05 700 – 800
Maxence Lacroix 79 88 VfL Wolfsburg 1,200 – 1,400
Lukas Klostermann 80 85 RB Leipzig 1,500 – 1,800
Eder Gabriel Militao 82 83 Real Madrid 2,600 – 3,000
Ben Godfrey 77 83 Everton 850 – 1,000
Jurrien Timber 75 83 Ajax 650 – 850
Ritchie De Laet 75 83 Royal Antwerp FC 700 – 1,000
Jason Denyaer 80 83 Lyon 1,200 – 1,400
Josko Gvardial 75 83 RB Leipzig 650 – 850
Fikayo Tomori 79 82 Milan 1,400 – 1,600
Raphael Varane 86 82 Manchester United 23,000 – 26,000
Manuel Akanji 80 81 Borussia Dortmund 1,100 – 1,300
Lucas Verissimo 79 81 Benfica 700 – 800
Marquinhos 87 81 PSG 23,000 – 25,000
Presnel Kimpembe 83 81 PSG 5,900 – 6,900
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 81 Napoli 14,000 – 16,000
Joe Gomez 82 81 Liverpool 3,000 – 4,000
Kostas Manolas 83 81 Napoli 4,700 – 5,000
Dayot Upamecano 82 81 Bayern Munich 3,600 – 4,300
Jules Kounde 83 81 Sevilla 3,800 – 4,100
Roger Ibañez Da Silva 77 81 FC Roma 850 – 1,000
Milan Škriniar 86 80 Inter Milan 18,000 – 20,000
Pepe 82 80 FC Porto 1,100 – 1,300
Georgiy Dzhikiya 77 80 Spartak Moscow 1,800 – 2,000
Aaron Long 75 80 NY Red Bulls 650  – 850
Pape Abou Cissé 76 79 Olympiacos CFP 1,200 – 1,400
Gonçalo Inácio 76 79 Sporting CP 700 – 800
Virgil van Dijk 89 78 Liverpool 42,000 – 46,000
Nacho Fernández 81 78 Real Madrid 1,500 – 1,700
Facundo Medina 75 78 RC Lens 650 – 850
Óscar Mingueza García 75 78 Barcelona 650 – 850
David Alaba 84 77 Real Madrid 4,000 – 5,000
Niklas Stark 76 77 Hertha Berlin 700 – 1,000
Moussa Niakhaté
76 77 FSV Mainz 05 700 – 1,000

So, there you have it, those are our lists for the best and fastest center-backs to pick up in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out some of our other guides:

Best young players in Career Mode | Best FUT Strikers | Best FUT Midfielders | Best FUT Wingers | Best FUT Center-backs | Best FIFA 22 custom tactics | Best teams in FIFA 22 Career Mode

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