FIFA 22 best defenders: The best CB, LB, RB and Wing Backs in FIFA 22

The best defenders in FIFA are essential to establishing a strong team that will keep you as close to a clean sheet as possible.

This page goes over the full list of defensive prospects, including the best FIFA 22 CBs, the best FIFA 22 LBs, the best FIFA 22 RBs, and the best FIFA full-backs, all ranked by their overall ranking within their category.

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If you are interested in other positions, we have pages on the best goalkeepers in FIFA 22, the best forwards in FIFA 22, the best wingers in FIFA 22 and the best midfielders in FIFA 22.

Best CB in FIFA 22: The best central defender in FIFA 22

Once again, Virgil Van Dijk and Sergio Ramo occupy the top two spots when it comes to central defense positions. Perhaps the biggest change is the swapping of places between Marquinhos and Kalidou Koulibaly: from ninth and third to third and ninth in FIFA 22.

Virgil Van Dijk remains the best central defender in FIFA 22. Image credit: EA Sports

Range Player Club Classification
1 Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool 89
2 Sergio Ramos PSG 88
3 Marquinhos PSG 87
4 Ruben Dias city ​​of manchester 87
5 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund 86
6 Rafael Varane manchester united 86
7 Milan Skriniar Bury 86
8 Aymeric Laporte city ​​of manchester 86
9 Kalidou Koulibaly Naples 86
10 Giogio Chiellini Piedmont Calcio 86
eleven Leonardo Bonucci Piedmont Calcio 85
12 Thiago Silva Chelsea 85
13 Stefan De Vrij Bury 85
14 Matthijs De Ligt Piedmont Calcio 85
fifteen David Alaba real Madrid 84

FIFA 22 best LB and LWB: The best left backs and left backs in FIFA 22

Once again, Liverpool dominate both sides of the pitch, with Andrew Robertson taking first place in the joint left-back and left-back rankings. Alba is second again, while Luke Shaw has had a meteoric rise from 20th last year to third in FIFA 22.

Andrew Robertson is the best left back in FIFA 22. Image credit: EA Sports

Range Player Club Classification
1 Andrew Robertson Liverpool 87
2 Jordi Alba Barcelona 86
3 Luke Shaw manchester united 84
4 Marcos Acuña Sevilla FC 84
5 Theo Hernandez Milan 84
6 Lucas Digne Everton 84
7 Rafael Guerreiro Dortmund 84
8 Ferland Mendy real Madrid 83
9 Angelino RB Leipzig 83
10 Alex Sandro Piedmont Calcio 83
eleven Leonardo Spinazzola Roma FC 83
12 gaya valencia cf 83
13 Lucas Hernandez FC Bayern 83
14 Alex Telles manchester united 82
fifteen Alfonso Davies FC Bayern 82

FIFA 22 best RB and RWB: The best right backs and right backs in FIFA 22

As mentioned above, Liverpool boast having the rest of the LB and RB in the game, with Trent Alexander-Arnold once again coming first. Otherwise, there are some changes to the list, with Dani Carvajal now in second place, and players like Ricardo Pereira dropping from third to sixth, with PSG’s Achraf Hakimi completing the top three.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the best right back in FIFA 22. Image credit: EA Sports

Range Player Club Classification
1 Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 87
2 Joao Cancelo city ​​of manchester 86
3 Achraf Hakimi PSG 85
4 Kyle Walker city ​​of manchester 85
5 Carvajal real Madrid 85
6 Ricardo Pereira city ​​of leicester 84
7 Jesus Navas Sevilla FC 84
8 Kieran Trippier Atlético de Madrid 84
9 Juan Cuadrado Piedmont Calcio 83
10 Aaron Wan Bissaka manchester united 83
eleven Mario Fernandez CSKA Moscow 82
12 Denzel Dumfries Bury 82
13 Alessandro Florenzi Milan 81
14 Danilo Piedmont Calcio 81
fifteen Manuel Lazari straight 81

Don’t know who will make up your team? We have pages on FIFA 22 Wonderkids, the best goalkeepers in FIFA 22, the best defenders in FIFA 22, the best forwards in FIFA 22, the best wingers in FIFA 22 and the best midfielders in FIFA 22. For FUT fans, we have guides about how chemistry works and also a complete list of chemistry styles.

Other things you should know about how to choose the best defenders in FIFA 22

As always, there’s more than just player ratings to consider when choosing your back three, four or five in FIFA 22, and slightly different factors become more or less important depending on the mode you’re playing and the style you choose.

  • For Career Mode, potential is also important: some players have more built-in growth potential than others, and if you plan to play at least two seasons in Career Mode, that will have a big impact on your team. It’s also a great way to get a bargain.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember that you can use Chemistry Styles – Chemistry Styles, if you didn’t know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player’s attributes, distributed according to the Style you choose. You can read more about chemistry in general in our guide on how FIFA chemistry works and also the best FIFA chemistry styles in our detailed guide.
  • Think about your playing style when looking at stats: We touched on this briefly above, but certain defenders will perform better in certain situations. Jérôme Boateng is much more physical than Gerard Piqué, for example. Generally, with centre-backs you want to complement physicality with class (think Vidic and Ferdinand in their prime), while the attributes of full-backs will depend on whether you want them bombing forward and crossing, or sitting back and purely defending.

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