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 after the release of a new FIFA game 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||1,000 – 2,000|
|Maxence Lacroix||79||88||VfL Wolfsburg||14,000 – 15,000|
|Lukas Klostermann||80||85||RB Leipzig||1,000 – 2,000|
|Eder Gabriel Militao||82||83||Real Madrid||10,000 – 12,000|
|Ben Godfrey||77||83||Everton||800 – 1,000|
|Jurrien Timber||75||83||Ajax||700 – 1,000|
|Ritchie De Laet||75||83||Royal Antwerp FC||650 – 1,000|
|Jason Denyaer||80||83||Lyon||1,500 – 2,000|
|Josko Gvardial||75||83||RB Leipzig||960 – 1,500|
|Fikayo Tomori||79||82||Milan||1,000 – 1,500|
|Raphael Varane||86||82||Manchester United||300,000 – 320,000|
|Manuel Akanji||80||81||Borussia Dortmund||800 – 1,000|
|Lucas Verissimo||79||81||Benfica||750 – 1,000|
|Marquinhos||87||81||PSG||120,000 – 130,000|
|Presnel Kimpembe||83||81||PSG||70,000 – 75,000|
|Kalidou Koulibaly||86||81||Napoli||10,000 – 12,000|
|Joe Gomez||82||81||Liverpool||7,000 – 8,000|
|Kostas Manolas||83||81||Napoli||1,000 – 2,000|
|Dayot Upamecano||82||81||Bayern Munich||6,000 – 7,000|
|Jules Kounde||83||81||Sevilla||15,000 – 17,000|
So, there you have it, those are our lists for the best and fastest center-backs to pick up in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.