Best center-backs to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

. 27 days ago
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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.

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

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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.

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 31,000 – 33,000
Sergio Ramos 88 PSG 17,000 – 20,000
Ruben Dias 87 Manchester City 14,000 – 16,000
Marquinhos 87 PSG 17,000 – 19,000
Milan Skriniar 86 Inter Milan 13,000 – 14,000
Mats Hummels 86 Borussia Dortmund 9,000 – 10,000
Aymeric Laporte 86 Manchester City 9,000 – 10,000
Raphael Varane 86 Manchester United 16,000 – 18,000
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 Napoli 14,000 – 16,000
Giorgio Chiellini 86 Juventus 9,000 – 10,000
Thiago Silva 85 Chelsea 5,000 – 6,000
Stefan De Vrij 85 Inter Milan 5,000 – 6,000
Leonardo Bonucci 85 Juventus 5,000 – 6,000
Matthijs de Ligt 85 Juventus 5,000 – 6,000
David Alaba 84 Real Madrid 3,000 – 4,000
José María Giménez 84 Atletico de Madrid 3,000 – 4,000
Stefan Savić 84 Atletico de Madrid 2,900 – 3,200
Felipe 84 Atletico de Madrid 3,000 – 4,000
Matthias Ginter 84 M’gladbach 3,000 – 4,000
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu 84 FC Barcelona 3,200 – 4,200
Harry Maguire 84 Manchester United 3,000 – 4,000
John Stones 83 Manchester City 2,200 – 2,500
Antonio Rüdiger 83 Chelsea 2,200 – 2,500
Azpilicueta 83 Chelsea 1.800 – 2,000
Simon Kjær 83 Milan 2,300 – 2,600
Presnel Kimpembe 83 PSG 5,800 – 6,800
Joel Matip 83 Liverpool 1,400 – 2,400
Kostas Manolas 83 Napoli 9,000 – 10,000
Sebastián Coates 83 Sporting CP 1,400 – 1,600
Francesco Acerbi 83 SS Lazio 2,800 – 3,000
Jules Koundé 83 Sevilla FC 3,800 – 4,000
Éder Gabriel Militão 82 Real Madrid 2,200 – 2,400
Pepe 82 FC Porto 2,800 – 3,000

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 1,500 – 1,800
Maxence Lacroix 79 88 VfL Wolfsburg 2,000 – 2,400
Lukas Klostermann 80 85 RB Leipzig 1,500 – 1,900
Eder Gabriel Militao 82 83 Real Madrid 2,600 – 3,000
Ben Godfrey 77 83 Everton 850 – 1,100
Jurrien Timber 75 83 Ajax 1,400 – 1,600
Ritchie De Laet 75 83 Royal Antwerp FC 700 – 1,000
Jason Denyaer 80 83 Lyon 2,100 – 2,400
Josko Gvardial 75 83 RB Leipzig 1,500 – 1,600
Fikayo Tomori 79 82 Milan 4,400 – 4,600
Raphael Varane 86 82 Manchester United 16,000 – 18,000
Manuel Akanji 80 81 Borussia Dortmund 1,300 – 1,600
Lucas Verissimo 79 81 Benfica 1,600 – 1,800
Marquinhos 87 81 PSG 17,000 – 19,000
Presnel Kimpembe 83 81 PSG 5,900 – 6,900
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 81 Napoli 14,000 – 16,000
Joe Gomez 82 81 Liverpool 2,000 – 3,000
Kostas Manolas 83 81 Napoli 9,000 – 10,000
Dayot Upamecano 82 81 Bayern Munich 2,900 – 3,300
Jules Kounde 83 81 Sevilla 3,500 – 4,000
Roger Ibañez Da Silva 77 81 FC Roma 3,500 – 4,000
Milan Škriniar 86 80 Inter Milan 13,000 – 15,000
Pepe 82 80 FC Porto 2,800 – 3,300
Georgiy Dzhikiya 77 80 Spartak Moscow 1,800 – 2,000
Aaron Long 75 80 NY Red Bulls 1,400  – 1,850
Pape Abou Cissé 76 79 Olympiacos CFP 950 – 1,400
Gonçalo Inácio 76 79 Sporting CP 1,000 – 1,100
Virgil van Dijk 89 78 Liverpool 30,000 – 40,000
Nacho Fernández 81 78 Real Madrid 2,400 – 2,700
Facundo Medina 75 78 RC Lens 1,400 – 1,850
Óscar Mingueza García 75 78 Barcelona 1,300 – 1,850
David Alaba 84 77 Real Madrid 3,000 – 4,000
Niklas Stark 76 77 Hertha Berlin 700 – 1,000
Moussa Niakhaté 76 77 FSV Mainz 05 700 – 1,000
Ezri Konsa 78 77 Aston Villa 1,400 – 1,600

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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