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FIFA 20: Who are the best centre-backs?

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Find out here who are the current best and young centre-backs in the FIFA 20 career mode based on their overall ability, potential and market value.

A top centre-back is a must for anyone hoping to win trophies in FIFA 20’s Career Mode. To find someone capable of filling the role, however, is easier said than done. Unless you have a huge transfer budget in place, of course.

Two critical attributes that a central defender must excel in are defending and physical. Someone with a strong rating in defending will more likely be able to dispossess an opponent and guard the goal. While the physical attribute assesses if the player can win possession with his body.

Over the years we’ve seen some truly great players star in central defence such as Ronald Koeman, Franco Baresi, Jaap Stam and Alessandro Nesta.

Who is the best centre-back in FIFA 20?

Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back in FIFA 20 on a rating of 91, making him the fourth-best player overall. The Liverpool star’s best stats are in marking (93), stand tackle (93), and strength (92). He also intercepts the ball well and is a leader in the backline.

Although the Dutchman won’t come cheap for any gamer hoping to sign him. A transfer value of €90m makes him the game’s most expensive defender, and fourth in the overall list.

But FIFA 20 indicates the 28-year-old Van Dijk still has a good few seasons left in him, with a bit of potential to still unlock.

Out of the top 10 defenders in FIFA 20, Aymeric Laporte and Milan Skriniar represent the best value for money. Both are 25 and are only beginning to enter their peak years.

Best centre-backs in the game

  • CR = Current Rating
  • POT = Potential Ability
  • (*L) = On loan
PlayerAgeClubCRPOTValueWage
Virgil van Dijk28Liverpool9192€90m€245k
Sergio Ramos34Real Madrid8989€31.5m€300k
Kalidou Koulibaly28Napoli8890€60m€140k
Gerard Pique33Barcelona8888€38m€280k
Giorgio Chiellini35Juventus8888€22m€205k
Aymeric Laporte25Man City8790€56.5m€190k
Diego Godín34Inter Milan8787€24m€110k
Mats Hummels31Dortmund8787€41m€125k
Thiago Silva35PSG8787€18.5m€135k
Milan Skriniar25Inter Milan8690€52m€90k

Other pricey centre-backs you may want to consider in FIFA 20 are Clement Lenglet (86), Raphael Varane (86), Jose Maria Gimenez (85), Niklas Sule (85) and Alessio Romagnoli (83).

* Stats from 2019/20 Champions League below.

But if you fancy a quality cheaper option, then consider checking out the next generation of top centre-backs in the next page.