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.
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
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.
Fastest center backs to buy in FIFA 22
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.
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