Best full-backs for FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

Nathan Warby
Best full-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

The best FIFA 23 full-backs in Ultimate Team will transform your squad and add more threat to your attacking play. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best full-backs you should buy in FIFA 23 to take your starting XI to the next level.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team is all about crafting the best possible squad full of the biggest names that football has to offer. With modes likes Divison Rivals and FUT Champions set to be more competitive than ever, it’s never been more important to fill your team with quality in every position.

Strikers and midfielders often get the headlines, but an underrated position that players often forget about is full-back. Choosing the right player on either side of the defense opens up plenty of doors tactically, both in attack and defense.

So, now that the game is finally out, here are the best full-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.


Best meta full-backs in FIFA 23

The role of a full-back has changed drastically over the years. In the past, they were pure defenders whose main role was to help the center-backs and keep opposing wingers at bay. Now, left and right backs are expected to push higher up the pitch, whip in crosses, and support the attack.

Depending on your formation you may have different expectations for your full-backs, but, luckily, FIFA 23 has you covered with plenty of great options. While there are some lower-rated players that will be viable in the early weeks, your best bet is to stick to players who have the best overall stats in that position.

So, we’ve put together a list of the best meta full-backs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team:

Best meta full-backs to buy in FIFA 23

Player NameRatingPositionClub
Joao Cancelo88LBManchester City
Trent Alexander-Arnold87RBLiverpool
Andrew Robertson87LBLiverpool
Theo Hernandez85LBAC Milan
Jordi Alba85LBBarcelona
Marcos Acuna85LBSevilla
Kyle Walker85LBBayern Munich
Dani Carvajal84RBReal Madrid
Reece James84RWBChelsea
Achraf Hakimi84RBPSG
Alphonso Davies84LBBayern Munich
Kieran Trippier84RBNewcastle United
Ricardo Pereira83RBLeicester City
Jesus Navas83RBSevilla
Ferland Mendy83LBReal Madrid
Juan Cuadrado83RBJuventus
Jesus Navas83RBSevilla
Ben Chilwell82LWBChelsea
Guerreiro82LBBorussia Dortmund
Robin Gosens82LWBInter Milan
Yuri Berchiche82LBAthletic Club
Grimaldo82LBSL Benfica
Giovanni Di Lorenzo82RBNapoli
Noussair Mazraoui82RBFC Bayern
Lucas Digne82LBAston Villa
Denzel Dumfries82RWBInter Milan
Leonardo Spinazzola82LWBRoma FC
Gayà82LBValencia CF
David Raum81LWBRB Leipzig
Lucas Vázquez81RBReal Madrid
Pedro Porro81RWBSporting CP
Nuno Mendes80LBPSG

Fastest full-backs in FIFA 23

While the full-backs listed above have the best overall stats, their pace might leave them exposed when trying to mark speedy wingers. If your squad seems particularly vulnerable out wide, finding the quickest defenders might help sure things up.

These are the fastest full-backs in FIFA 23:

Player NamePositionClubPace
Alphonso DaviesLBBayern Munich94
Jeremie FrimpongRBBayern Leverkusen94
Theo HernandezLBAC Milan93
Achraf HakimiRBPSG92
Alexander BahRBBenfica92
Ferland MendyLBReal Madrid92
Manuel LazzariRBLazio92
Kyle WalkerRBManchester City91
Leonardo SpinazzolaLWBRoma91
Ryan FredericksRBAFC Bournemouth91
Juan CuadradoRBJuventus90
Adrià Giner PedrosaLBRCD Espanyol90
Rico HenryLWBBrentford90
Thierry Rendall CorreiaRBValencia CF90
Nuno MendesLBPSG89
Djed SpenceRWBTottenham Hotspur89
Fran GarcíaLBRayo Vallecano89
Alex MorenoLBReal Betis88
Paulo OtávioLBVfL Wolfsburg88
Johan MojicaLBVillarreal CF88
Youcef AtalRBOGC Nice88
David RaumLWBRB Leipzig87
GrimaldoLBSL Benfica87
Alfonso EspinoLBCadiz CF87
Tariq LampteyRWBBrighton86
Malo GustoRBOlympique Lyonnais86
Jérôme RoussillonLBVfL Wolfsburg86
Sergiño DestRBAC Milan86
João Mário Neto LopesRBFC Porto86

Those were the best full-backs in FIFA 23! So, as you head out on your journey to conquer this year’s Ultimate Team, consider adding one of them to your team.

For more on FIFA 23, take a look at some of our other guides:

FIFA 23 crossplay explained | Best FIFA 23 custom tactics, meta formations & player instructions |  How to do the best FIFA 23 celebrations | Best FIFA 23 camera settings for Ultimate Team | How to play co-op in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | How to get FIFA 23 FUT Draft Tokens | FIFA 23 FUT Draft rewards & Online and Single Player explained | How to play as Ted Lasso & AFC Richmond in FIFA 23 | FIFA 23 FUT Champs Play-Offs & Finals rewards, ranks & tips

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About The Author

Nathan is a Games Writer at Dexerto and Charlie INTEL, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at