FIFA 22: Best left and right defenders and full backs in career mode

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Check best defenders in FIFA 22, including centre-backs, left-backs and right-backs capable of turning his leaky backline into a bus parking lot José would be proud of.

Firstly, let's list the highest-rated defenders overall in FIFA 22. While these stars will only fit the highest budgets, with the likes of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane making big plays this summer, you can't really say any transfer is unrealistic. most.



Next, we'll round up the most potential defenders who may not be ready for the first team but have plenty of room to grow in Career Mode.

Finally, we'll look at some suggestions for who to sign on for their first season of career mode. No one likes to hear that their primary target "just moved and won't move again," but these gems are available immediately.

Also check out best FIFA 22 players and best FIFA 22 players.

Highest overall defense in FIFA 22

These strongholds of defense improve the quality of any line of defense on the planet. Although some of them may have passed their best, their talent is indisputable.

Best overall defense in FIFA 22 – centre-backs, left-backs, right-backs

Player's name Era Team Overall Potential
Virgil van Dijk 29 Liverpool 89 89
Sergio Ramos 35 PSG 88 88
Ruben Dias 24 Man City 87 91
Trent alexander-arnold 22 Liverpool 87 92
Andrew Robertson 27 Liverpool 87 88
Marquinhos 27 PSG 87 90
Milan Skriniar 26 Inter 86 88
Aymeric Laporte 27 Man City 86 89
João Cancelo 27 Man City 86 87
Raphael Varane 28 Man Utd 86 88
Kalidou Koulibaly 30 Nápoles 86 86
Jordi Alba 32 Barcelona 86 86
Mats Hummels 32 Dortmund 86 86
Giorgio Chiellini 36 Juventus 86 86
Matthijs de Ligt 21 Juventus 85 90
Achraf Hakimi 22 PSG 85 88
Dani Carvajal 29 Real Madrid 85 85
Stefan from Vrij 29 Inter 85 85
Kyle Walker 31 Man City 85 85
Leonardo Bonucci 34 Juventus 85 85
Thiago Silva 36 Chelsea 85 85
According to Hernandez 23 Milan 84 90
Marcos Acuna 29 Sevilha 84 84
Jose Maria Gimenez 26 Atletico Madrid 84 88
Ricardo Pereira 27 Leicester 84 84

Most potential defenders in FIFA 22

With some of the best-known defenders entering their peak years or the twilight of their careers, the next generation is gearing up to conquer the world.



Most potential defenders in FIFA 22

Player's name Era Team Overall Potential
Trent alexander-arnold 22 Liverpool 87 92
Ruben Dias 24 Man City 87 91
Matthijs de Ligt 21 Juventus 85 90
According to Hernandez 23 Milan 84 90
dayot upamecano 22 Bavaria 82 90
Marquinhos 27 PSG 87 90
Jules Kounde 22 Sevilha 83 89
Pau Torres 24 Villarreal 82 89
Eder militao 23 Real Madrid 82 89
Alessandro Bastoni 22 Inter 80 89
Alphonso Davies 20 Bavaria 82 89
Nuno mendes 19 PSG 78 88
Edmond tapsoba 22 Leverkusen 81 88
Achraf Hakimi 22 PSG 85 88
Milan Skriniar 26 Inter 86 88
Joe Gomez 24 Liverpool 82 88
Jose Maria Gimenez 26 Atletico Madrid 84 88
Josko Gvardiol 19 RB Leipzig 75 87
Marc Cucurella 22 Brighton 81 87
Cristian Romero 23 Spurs 82 87
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 23 Man Utd 83 87
Niklas Sule 25 Bavaria 82 87
Goncalo Inácio 19 Sporting 76 86
Ronald araujo 22 Barcelona 77 86
Jurrien Timber 20 Ajax 75 86

The best FIFA 22 defenders to sign in season one

  • Lucas Verissimo – Benfica – £23m Valor – 26 – 26 years old and threatening to be the next great defender to break out of Liga NOS, Lucas Veríssimo is an option you may have never heard of with excellent physical stats – including 80+ steps. What's more, your top defensive stats are around 80 as well, so with 84 potential to grow, a defensive training program can quickly turn you into a total beast.
  • Lucas Klosterman – RB Leipzig – £26,5m Valor – 25 – Despite the high-profile matches of Upamecano and Konate, there are still plenty of defensive talents in Leipzig ready to plunder. Capable of playing as a centre-back or on the right side of a 4 or 5 defender, Lukas Klostermann has great pace and defensive stats, as well as enough stamina to play 90 minutes week after week. He also has better-than-average short passes to break into midfield, while you can improve even further with his +4 growth potential.
  • Maxence lacroix – Wolfsburg – £33m Valor – 21 – Already destined to be the bane of FUT players the world over, for teams with the budget to afford it, Maxence Lacroix looks like an incredibly powerful centre-back. With an impressive 93 sprint speed, 83 strength and standing at 6 ft 3, only the fastest or tallest forwards will be able to get close to the ball against Lacroix. While his tackling stats aren't the best, this can easily be corrected with a defensive training regimen and his +7 growth potential.
  • Jeremiah St. Just – Mainz – £9,5m Valor – 24 – Lacroix without the pricetag, Jeremiah St. Juste is incredibly fast with decent strength, defense and height to back him up. At 76 overall and a lower value and release clause, St. Juste is more affordable for clubs with more modest budgets, but still has +4 growth potential to build up your tackle and strength with training.
  • Becir Omeragic – Zurich – £2,5m Valor – 19 – Whether you’re working on a smaller budget or want a younger replacement for an already established duo, Becir Omeragic has decent physiques and passable defensive stats for his 67 total. Put the training to use to your 83 potential for a cheap price.
  • Leonidas Stergiou – FC St Gallen – £2,5m Value – 19 – Another cheap option with plenty of room to grow is Swiss league Leonidas Stergiou. His stats aren't the best to start with, but he will grow quickly with 86 starting potential.

The best FIFA 22 left-backs and right-backs signed in the first season

  • Released Cacace – LB – Sint-Truidense VV – £4,9 million Valor – 20 – New Zealander Liberato Cacace has incredible physical stats including around 80 for speed, jumping, stamina and most impressive strength. With a relatively cheap price and the potential to grow and improve his defensive stats, Cacace is a great addition to any team, whether as a potential starter or on the bench.
  • Pervis Estupinan – LB – Villarreal – £26 million worth – 23 – With Unai Emery preferring Pedraza as a left-back, Pervis Estupinan is a reasonably realistic, albeit expensive, option for top teams thanks to his fast pace, stamina, strength and defensive stats . While he's been pretty good from the start of career mode, 85 potential means he'll get even better quickly.
  • Fabien Centonze – RB – FC Metz – £13 million – 25 – Highly rated in France over the past two seasons, Centonze equips good physiques with decent technical ability and stamina to climb up and down the pitch as a full-back.
  • Felix agu – RB/LB – Werder Bremen – £3,8m – 21 – For what you pay, Felix Agu looks like a fantastic pickup for just about any team. With 83 potential and LB and RB at his listed positions, Agu has good dribbling but incredible moves and power stats. His strength and defense definitely leave a lot to be desired, but at just 21 he has time to bolster his rank with intensive training.
  • Devyne Rensch – RB – Ajax – £7m Value – 18 – With a 5-star weak foot and 85 potential, Devyne Rensch has been a solid all-rounder from a young age and can be had for a reasonable price.
  • Josha Vagnoman – RB/LB – Hamburger SV – £3,9m Valor – 20 – Taller than your midfielder but with pace to burn and 87 strength, Josha Vagnoman is another player who can break into both LB and RB , while improving his passable defense stats with 82 potential.

To complete your defense, here are the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers.



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