FIFA 23 best centre backs guide for Ultimate Team

Looking for the best FIFA 23 centre backs for your FUT squad? Here are all the top-rated CBs including van Dijk, Marquinhos, and more

FIFA 23 best centre backs: Virgil van Dijk in a red Liverpool kit

It goes without saying, really, but in FIFA 23, having a solid back line is just as important as a deadly attack force. So, fans will be wanting to know who the best FIFA 23 centre backs are. A trawl through the FIFA 23 player ratings will uncover some monster CBs, and these are the players you need if you want a squad that dominates opposing attackers and provides an aerial threat in the box.

To keep things simple, we’re going to run through this list of the best FIFA 23 centre backs by ranking players based on their overall rating. However, over time we’ll also make sure to include some helpful advice for those of you just starting out with FUT, as well as any honourable mentions if the FIFA 23 community uncovers a hidden gem or two.

In an effort to keep this as helpful as possible, for both FUT players and Career Mode enjoyers, we’re going to avoid including any FIFA 23 FUT Icons and FIFA 23 FUT Heroes in this list.

FIFA 23 best centre backs

According to the official ratings from EA, the best centre back in FIFA 23 is Virgil van Dijk, who boasts an overall rating of 90.

From the ratings that have so far been confirmed, the top centre backs are:

  • Virgil van Dijk (90)
  • Marquinhos (88)
  • Ruben Dias (88)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (87)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (87)
  • David Alaba (86)
  • Thiago Silva (86)
  • Aymeric Laporte (86)
  • Milan Skriniar (86)
  • Niklas Sule (85)
  • Matthijs de Ligt (85)

Top dog van Dijk gets three more pace and two more physical than FIFA 22’s base Gold card, making him even more fearsome than before. Following his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid, Antonio Rüdiger has also received a significant boost, climbing from an 83 to an 87-rated CB.

To see which other players will be must-haves in your defensive line, check out the best FIFA 23 goalkeepers and best FIFA 23 full backs.