The best central defenders to buy in FIFA 22

Center-backs are the backbone of an efficient and solid starting XI. It is therefore essential that you know the best players in this role on FIFA 22 in order to build the best possible defensive line.

Building a team from scratch is not an easy task, especially when the number of players in the market is limited.

This is why it is essential that you know the best players for each position in the FIFA 22 FUT mode. This will allow you to stay ahead of the competition and build a well-balanced and dominant team.

Of course, no team is complete without a set of reliable and strong center-backs to thwart any dangerous attack from the opponent.

However, it can be difficult to distinguish which are the best players in this position.

So in order to help you in this quest, we’ve decided to split these players into two tables with the best meta DCs on one side, and the fastest DCs on the other.

The best meta central defenders to buy in FIFA 22

The best central defenders, including Varane
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Varane will be among the best meta center-backs in FIFA 22.

These meta central defenders will make you lose a lot of credits, but this investment will keep you satisfied over time.

Player Note Club Price
Virgil van Dijk 89 Liverpool 45 000 – 50 000
Sergio Ramos 88 PSG 23 000 – 25 000
Ruben Dias 87 Manchester City 18 000 – 20 000
marquinhos 87 PSG 22 000 – 25 000
Milan Skriniar 86 Inter Milan 15 000 – 17 000
Mats Hummels 86 Borussia Dortmund 13 000 – 15 000
Aymeric Laporte 86 Manchester City 15 000 – 17 000
Raphael Varane 86 Manchester United 48 000 – 50 000
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 Naples 13 500 – 14 500
Giorgio Chiellini 86 Piedmont Football 14 000 – 15 000
Thiago Silva 85 Chelsea 8 000 – 9 000
Stefan De Vrij 85 Inter Milan 8 000 – 9 000
Leonardo Bonucci 85 Juventus 8 000 – 9 000
Matthijs de Ligt 85 Juventus 8 000 – 9 000
David praise 84 Real Madrid 3 000 – 4 000
Jose Maria Gimenez 84 Atletico Madrid 3 500 – 4 500
Stefan Savic 84 Atletico Madrid 3 500 – 4 000
Felipe 84 Atletico Madrid 3 500 – 3 700
Matthias Ginter 84 Borussia M’gladbach 3 500 – 4 000
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu 84 FC Barcelona 3 800 – 4 200
Harry Maguire 84 Manchester United 3 800 – 4 000
John Stones 83 Manchester City 1 100 – 1 200
Antonio Rudiger 83 Chelsea 1 800 – 2 000
César Azpilicueta 83 Chelsea 1 200 – 1 400
Simon Kjær 83 Milan 900 – 1 000

The fastest central defenders to buy in FIFA 22

While most central defenders rely more on strength than speed, having a little bit of speed in your defensive line can make a huge difference when it comes to defending against top attackers.
Player Note Speed Club Price
Jeremiah St. Juste 76 91 FSV Mainz 05 700 – 1 000
Maxence Lacroix 79 88 VfL Wolfsburg 1 100 – 1 500
Lukas Klostermann 80 85 RB Leipzig 750 – 1 000
Eder Gabriel Militao 82 83 Real Madrid 1 600 – 1 800
Ben Godfrey 77 83 Everton 850 – 1 000
Jurrien Timber 75 83 Ajax 700 – 1 000
Ritchie De Laet 75 83 Royal Antwerp FC 700 – 1 000
Jason denyaer 80 83 Lyon 1 700 – 2 000
Josko Gvardial 75 83 RB Leipzig 700 – 1 000
Fikayo Tomori 79 82 AC Milan 1 400 – 2 000
Raphael Varane 86 82 Manchester United 48 000 – 50 000
Manuel Akanji 80 81 Borussia Dortmund 800 – 1 000
Lucas Verissimo 79 81 Benfica 700 – 1 000
marquinhos 87 81 PSG 22 000 – 24 000
Presnel Kimpembe 83 81 PSG 9 000 – 10 000
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 81 Naples 12 000 – 15 000
Joe Gomez 82 81 Liverpool 2 200 – 3 000
Kostas Manolas 83 81 Naples 1 400 – 1 600
Dayot upamecano 82 81 Bayern Munich 1,700 – 2 000
Jules Kounde 83 81 Sevilla FC 2 800 – 3 200
Roger Ibañez Da Silva 77 81 FC Roma 700 – 1 000
Milan Škriniar 86 80 Inter Milan 15 000 – 17 000
Pepe 82 80 FC Porto 850 – 1 200
Georgiy Dzhikiya 77 80 Spartak Moscow 700 – 800
Aaron Long 75 80 NY Red Bulls 700 – 800
Pope Abu Cisse 76 79 Olympiacos CFP 750 – 850
Gonçalo Inácio 76 79 Sporting CP 700 – 800
And that’s it for our list of the best central defenders to choose from in Ultimate Team. While some options are incredibly expensive, others are available for those on a budget. Just remember not to spend all of your credits on one player.

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