BEST FIFA 23 Center Backs [Highest Rated]

Check out the guide to know some of the best Center Backs in FIFA 23!

Since the release of FIFA 23, players are excited to try out the game and experience its latest game modes with their favorite teams and players. With so many options available, players often get confused about which players are the best option to pick for a specific position. Well, in today’s guide I will look into some of the best center backs in FIFA 23 that you can sign in to your team. So, stay with me to make an impeccable team.

Key Takeaways
  • FIFA 23 comes with significant changes and new game modes with the latest teams and clubs. 
  • The Center Backs hold the defense for the team and aid in counterattacking.
  • Having a strong defense lineup is based on recruiting the best Center Backs for your team.
  • The top-ranked Center Backs in the game include Virgil Van Dijk, Sergio Ramos, and Ruben Dias.

Quick look at the comparison between some of the Best CBs in FIFA 23:

RankPlayer NameOverall RatingDefendingPhysical Pace
1Virgil Van Dijk90.091.086.081.0
2Marquinhos88.089.080.079.0
3Ruben Dias88.088.088.063.0
4Antonio Rudiger87.086.085.082.0
5Kalidou Kolibaly87.088.085.082.0
6Aymeric Laporte86.086.079.061.0
7Thiago Silva86.087.076.049.0
8David Alaba86.085.077.079.0
9Milan Skriniar86.088.086.078.0
10Kyle Walker85.080.082.091.0
11Niklas Sule85.085.083.071.0
12Sergio Ramos84.083.077.061.0
13Raphael Varane84.085.080.081.0
14Giorgio Chiellini84.085.083.065.0
15Gerard Pique83.084.077.056.0

Virgil Van Dijk (90)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
Virgil van Dijk
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
81 71 86 92 87 86

Van Dijk is the highest-rated center back in the game. After joining Liverpool back in 2018, he has been representing it since and has never failed to show its potential on the field. He dominates the center-back position and tackles the opponent’s strikes in a flawless way. 

Marquinhos Corrêa (88)

Marquinhos Stats
Marquinhos
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
79 75 89 89 88 80

Corrêa is a Brazilian football professional who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a center-back in the French Ligue. Corrêa is a senior player in Saint-Germain; he joined back in 2013, and his contract is valid until 2024. He has been loyal to the PSG and is playing his 10th season in a row, which is quite an achievement.

Rúben Santos Dias (88)

FIFA 23 CB
Rúben Santos Dias
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
63 66 85 89 87 88

Rúben Santos Gato Alves Dias is a young Portuguese footballer who plays for Manchester City as a Center Back (CB) in the EP League. He is a young talent who earned his fame through his impeccable dribbling and passing skills. He has also participated in the international leagues while wearing the Manchester Jersey.

Antonio Rüdiger (87)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
Antonio Rüdiger
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
82 71 84 87 82 85

Antonio Rüdiger is a German basketball professional who recently made a contract with Real Madrid and plays at center back for the team. One of the main reasons for Chelsea to hire Kalidou was the shifting of Antonio Rüdiger to Madrid. Antonio has been a mentionable player of Chelsea for a long time, but after the end of his contract, Chelsea had to face the departure of Antonio.

Kalidou Koulibaly (87)

Kalidou Koulibaly Stats
Kalidou Koulibaly
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
82 59 86 89 84 85

Kalidou Koulibaly is known as one of the strongest Centre Backs for the Chelsea club. Before joining Chelsea, Koulibaly was a major part of the Napoli club for quite a long time and has served it for 8 long years. 

Aymeric Laporte (86)

Best CB in FIFA
Aymeric Laporte
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
61 72 86 87 84 79

Laporte has played as a center-back for Manchester City since 2018. He also plays as Right Back or as Midfielder, but according to his stats and skills, being a center-back player suits him the most. In the FIFA series, Laporte has only improved his overall stats and is progressing slowly but surely.

Thiago Silva (86)

FIFA 23 CB
Thiago Silva
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
49 73 84 86 82 76

Silva has made his identity through Paris Saint-Germain, from where he came out to be among the best Center Backs. Thiago Silva has worked his way to participate in the Premier League while wearing the PSG jersey. Silva has switched several clubs and played as a midfielder for Chelsea. Despite being 37, he still shows outstanding performance on the field and is recognized as a great defensive player.

David Alaba (86)

David Alaba stats
David Alaba
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
79 83 83 84 77 77

Alaba is an Austrian football professional who is currently playing for Real Madrid since the 2021 season and is in contract with the club til 2026. David is a versatile player who can be placed at any back position and he will still perform decently. If your CB lineup is filled up, you can put him at center-midfield, Left-back, and Right-Back as well. 

Milan Škriniar (86)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
Milan Škriniar
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
78 57 82 90 91 86

Milan is a Slovak football professional who shows his true skills at the Center Back while playing for Inter in the Italian Serie A. He joined Inter back in 2017 and has a contract with the club till next season. Comparing his previous FIFA Rating, Milan has secured a Potential Rating of 88 (+2 Growth). He has a decent attacking work rate with impressive defensive stats.

Kyle Walker (85)

Kyle Walker stats
Kyle Walker
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
91 77 83 84 74 82

We will conclude the top 10 center backs of FIFA 23 with Kyle Walker. Kyle is another player from Manchester City and is a prominent player of the club. He plays as a center-back for MC as well as the England national team. Walker started his football career on the Sheffield United team, where he started playing from a very young age.

Niklas Sule (85)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
Niklas Sule
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
71 66 87 89 84 83

Niklas Suke is a German Football professional who currently represents BVB and mostly plays as the Centre Back. Comparing his performance with the previous seasons, Niklas has progressed significantly and enhanced his playstyle. 

 Ramos García (84)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
SERGIO RAMOS
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
61 73 83 82 88 77

Sergio Ramos García is a Spaniard football professional who plays for Paris Saint-Germain at Center in the French Ligue. Since Ramos joined the club in 2021, the Saint-German defense lineup has significantly improved.

Similar Read: BEST FIFA 23 Central Midfielders

Raphaël Varane (84)

Raphaël Varane stats
Raphaël Varane
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
81 64 83 86 85 80

Raphaël Varane is a French football professional who joined Manchester United back in 2021 and mostly plays as a center-back for the team. Varane has participated in the English Premier League and other reputed international competitions while representing Manchester United. Varane has a medium attacking work rate with high defensive attributes, the stats that makes him a great center-back. 

Similar Read: Best FIFA 23 Dribblers 

Giorgio Chiellini (84)

FIFA 23 Best Center Backs
Giorgio Chiellini
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
65 60 84 88 87 83

Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian football professional who is a senior player of Juventus. He represents Juventus in the Italian Serie A and plays in the Centre Back position as well as RWB. Chiellini is a passive player and usually plays in the defensive position. 

Gerard Piqué (83)

Piqué
Gerard Piqué
Pace  Passing  Sliding Tackle Standing Tackle  Heading  Physical 
56 71 83 85 84 77

Concluding the best Center Backlist with Piqué, who is a Spinnard footballer professional and one of the leading Center Backs of FC Barcelona. Gerard joined Barcelona in 2008 and currently represents the club in the Spain Primera Division.

I hope that after going through my guide, you can select some best Center Backs for your team and dominate the field with a perfect team combination. 

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