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FIFA 23: Best, fastest and high-potential young centre backs

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Sep 20, 2022 8:12 pm
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FIFA 23 is right around the corner and this marks another new season of EA’s iconic FIFA series of football simulation games. As any football fan will agree, a good defence will make the difference whether your team will survive relegation, qualify for competitions or go all the way and win the league.

Good strikers will ensure your team gets goals consistently, great wingers will let you go past defenders with ease and class midfielders will let you dictate tempo and dominate the middle of the park. However, a good defence will keep pesky attackers at bay and help your team to keep that vital clean sheet.

From players like Van Dijk to Stefan Savić, every team will need a different type of defender to suit their playstyle. Whether you want to go for a three at the back or the traditional two, you may want to pick CBs that will complement each other and also suit your style and budget.

The following list is a compilation of the best centre backs in the game with the highest overalls. These players are the cream of the crop and will help you dominate your opponents in almost any situation.

Best centre backs in FIFA 23

Player NameOVRClub
Virgil Van Dijk90Liverpool
Marquinhos88PSG
Ruben Dias88Manchester City
Antonio Rüdiger87Real Madrid
Kalidou Koulibaly87Chelsea
Milan Skriniar86Inter Milan
Aymeric Laporte86Manchester City
Thiago Silva86Chelsea
David Alaba86Real Madrid
Niklas Sule85Borussia Dortmund
Matthijs de Ligt85Bayern Munich
Jules Koundé84Barcelona
Eder Gabriel Militao84Real Madrid
Lucas Hernandez84Bayern Munich
Sergio Ramos84PSG
Raphael Varane84Manchester United
Mats Hummels84Borussia Dortmund
Fikayo Tomori84AC Milan
Alessandro Bastoni84Inter Milan
Leonardo Bonucci84Juventus
Joel Matip84Liverpool
Giorgio Chiellini84Los Angeles FC
Stefan De Vrij84Inter Milan
Stefan Savić84Atletico Madrid

The next list is a collection of centre backs in FIFA 23 that has the highest pace ratings. Sometimes, you just need a defender that has the pace to handle pacy players like PSG’s Kylian Mbappe or Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.

Fastest centre backs in FIFA 23

Player NameOVRPaceClub
Jeremiah St. Juste7693Sporting CP
Maxence Lacroix7787Wolfsburg
Lukas Klostermann8086RP Leipzig
Eder Gabriel Militao8486Real Madrid
Fikayo Tomori8486AC Milan
Jules Kounde8484Barcelona
Antonio Rudiger8782Real Madrid
Ben Godfrey7782Everton
Dayot Upamecano8182Bayern Munich
Josko Gvardiol8182RB Leipzig
Jurrien Timber8082Ajax
Kalidou Koulibaly8782Chelsea
Ibanez7982Roma
Jordan Teze7781PSV Eindhoven
Konstantinos Mavropanos7881Stuttgart
Lucas Verissimo7981Benfica
Raphael Varane8481Manchester United
Virgil Van Dijk9081Liverpool
Evan Ndicka8180Eintracht Frankfurt
Goncalo Inacio7980Sporting CP
Joe Gomez8180Liverpool
Kim Min Jae7980Napoli
Pierre Kalulu7880AC Milan
Presnel Kimpembe8380PSG

The last list is a compilation of the best young centre backs with high potential that you can buy in FIFA 23. If you are playing career mode, you might want to look into some young recruits who can slot into the first team and also become the star defender in a season or two.

Best young centre backs with high potential in FIFA 23

PLAYERAGEPOS.OVRPOT.CLUBLEAGUEVALUE IN €
Matthijs de Ligt22CB8590 (+5)Bayern Munich (N.)Bundesliga75 Mil.
Joško Gvardiol20CB, LB7989 (+10)RB LeipzigBundesliga35.5 Mil.
Jurriën Timber21CB8089 (+9)Ajax AmsterdamEredivisie40 Mil.
Gonçalo Inácio20CB7988 (+9)Sporting CPLiga Portugal32 Mil.
Castello Lukeba19CB7687 (+11)Olympique LyonLigue 113 Mil.
Wesley Fofana21CB7887 (+9)Chelsea FC (N.)Premier League30 Mil.
Morato20CB7486 (+13)SL BenficaLiga Portugal9.5 Mil.
Nico Schlotterbeck22CB8287 (+5)Borussia Dortmund (N.)Bundesliga42 Mil.
Eric García21CB7986 (+7)FC BarcelonaLaLiga32 Mil.
William Saliba21CB8087 (+7)Arsenal FCPremier League36 Mil.
Maxence Lacroix22CB7886 (+8)VfL WolfsburgBundesliga24 Mil.
Tanguy Nianzou20CB, CDM7385 (+12)FC Sevilla (N.)LaLiga6 Mil.
Sven Botman22CB7985 (+6)Newcastle United (N.)Premier League28 Mil.
Mohamed Simakan22CB, RB7885 (+7)RB LeipzigBundesliga24 Mil.
Marc Guehi21CB7886 (+8)Crystal PalacePremier League26 Mil.
Evan Ndicka22CB8085 (+5)Eintracht FrankfurtBundesliga30 Mil.
Armel Bella Kotchap20CB7385 (+12)VfL BochumBundesliga7.5 Mil.
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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Sep 20, 2022 8:12:12 pm