Best center-backs to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

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Best center-backs to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team
Best Center-backs FIFA 22

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.


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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

Meta center-backs 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 205,000 – 210,000
Sergio Ramos 88 PSG 19,000 – 20,000
Ruben Dias 87 Manchester City 14,000 – 15,000
Marquinhos 87 PSG 120,000 – 130,000
Milan Skriniar 86 Inter Milan 9,000 – 10,000
Mats Hummels 86 Borussia Dortmund 8,000 – 9,000
Aymeric Laporte 86 Manchester City 9,000 – 10,000
Raphael Varane 86 Manchester United 300,000 – 320,000
Kalidou Koulibaly 86 Napoli 10,000 – 12,000
Giorgia Chiellini 86 Juventus 8,000 – 9,000
Thiago Silva 85 Chelsea 4,000 – 5,000
Stefan De Vrij 85 Inter Milan 4,000 – 5,000
Leonardo Bonucci 85 Juventus 4,000 – 5,000
Matthijs de Ligt 85 Juventus 4,500 – 5,500
David Alaba 84 Real Madrid 1,500 – 3,000
José María Giménez 84 Atletico de Madrid 4,000 – 5,000
Stefan Savić 84 Atletico de Madrid 3,000 – 4,000
Felipe 84 Atletico de Madrid 4,000 – 4,500
Matthias Ginter 84 M’gladbach 4,000 – 4,500
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu 84 FC Barcelona 4,500 – 5,000
Harry Maguire 84 Manchester United 3,000 – 4,000

Fastest center backs to buy in FIFA 22

Fastest center backs 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 1,000 – 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
Roger Ibañez Da Silva 77 81 FC Roma 900 – 1,000
Milan Škriniar 86 80 Inter Milan 15,000 – 16,000
Pepe 82 80 FC Porto 2,000 – 3,000

So, there you have it, those are our lists for the best and fastest center-backs to pick up in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Don’t forget to check out our pre-order guide if you’re unsure what perks each edition of the game offers.

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