Best full-backs to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Alex Tsiaoussidis
Trent Alexander Arnold in FIFA 21 next to logo

Defending is more important than ever in FIFA 21, so you need the right players to back up your actions. Here, we’re running through our top recommendations for full-backs in Ultimate Team, the perfect plays to get forward and support the attacks but remain solid in defense when required.

Long gone are the days of holding X/A and being able to jockey an opponent away from the goal successfully. Recent FIFA titles have made manual defending seriously important, with defenders left to strafe, jockey, and slide when instructed to – and not when the AI does it for you.

This means you need the right players to back up your defensive actions. Ideally, a full-back will be quick and have high defensive stats, as well as decent crossing/passing to launch your attacks forward.

To help you find the perfect fullbacks for your team, we’ve put together two separate lists that are guaranteed to have a set of players for every FIFA fan. One will go over the best meta full-backs in FIFA 21, and the other will run down the best budget players for the position.

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FIFA 21 released on October 6, 2020.

Best meta full-backs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

If you’re looking to pick up top-tier full-backs and money isn’t an issue, these are the players you need to add to your squad.

There’s a reason why the best full-backs aren’t cheap, and it’s because of how impactful they are on the pitch.

Player Rating Position
Country Team Price
Andrew Robertson 87 LB Scotland Liverpool 25,000 – 36,000
Jordi Alba 86 LB Spain FC Barcelona 20,000 – 27,000
Alex Sandro 85 LB Brazil Juventus 17,000 – 20,000
Alejandro Grimaldo 84 LB Spain SL Benfica 8,900 – 10,000
Nicolas Tagliafico 84 LB Argentina Ajax 8,000 – 10,000
Alex Telles 84 LB Brazil FC Porto 12,750 – 16,500
Trent Alexander-Arnold 87 RB England Liverpool 27,400 – 34,000
Daniel Carvajal 86 RB Spain Real Madrid 21,000 – 28,000
Ricardo Pereira 85 RB Portugal Leicester City 12,500 – 16,700
Kyle Walker 85 RB England Manchester City 22,000 – 30,000
Jesus Navas 84 RB Spain Sevilla FC 8,000 – 10,000
Pace is significant in the full-back position.

Best cheap full-backs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Not everyone has the spare coins to spend on top-tier fullbacks for their Ultimate Team. Fortunately, the position is filled with budget players who can still perform incredibly well with the right team.

They may not be the meta choice, but they get the job done and can have a huge impact on a squad.

Player Rating Position Country Team Price
Juan Bernat 83 LB Spain PSG 4,900 – 5,400
Marcelo 83 LB Brazil Real Madrid 3,600 – 5,100
Ferland Mendy 83 LB France Real Madrid 7,200 – 11,000
Yuri Berchiche 83 LB Spain Atletico Madrid 3,300 – 4,900
Marcos Acuna 83 LB Argentina Sevilla FC 2,800 – 3,000
Hector Bellerin 80 RB Spain Arsenal 1,700 – 2,400
Joao Cancelo 83 RB Portugal Manchester City 5,500 – 7,000
Kieran Trippier 83 RB England Atletico Madrid 4,700 – 5,500
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 83 RB England Manchester United 8,800 – 11,000
Nelson Semedo 83 RB Portugal Wolves 5,800 – 8,000
Alessandro Florenzi 81 RB Italy PSG 1,900 – 3,000
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Budget teams in FIFA 21 can be incredibly effective.

FIFA 21 Team of the Season (TOTS) full-backs

The football season is drawing closer to its end, and that means FIFA 21’s Team of the Season promotion event is underway. EA SPORTS started by releasing several cards, including three full-backs so far, and they’re worth picking up.

Player Rating Position Country Team Price
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 92 RB England Manchester United 465,000 – 600,000
Nordi Mukiele 90 RB France RB Lepzig 265,000 – 320,000
Nicolas Tagliafico 90 LB Argentina Ajax 136,000 – 180,000

That rounds off our lists of the best full-backs to consider picking up in FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team. Hopefully, this has given you some ideas of which players you want to include in your squad.

Keep in mind we have guides for every position, whether it’s best goalkeepersstrikers, or just straight-up tactics, we’ve got you covered no matter what you’re looking for.

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