It should go without saying, but in FIFA 23, having a strong defense is just as crucial as having a potent offense. Fans will therefore want to know who the top center backs in FIFA 23 are. You can find some monster CBs in the FIFA 23 player ratings, and these are the guys you need if you want your team to dominate the opposing attackers and offer an aerial threat in the box.
We're going to keep things simple and order the players on this list of the top FIFA 23 center backs by their overall rating. But as time goes on, we'll also be sure to add some pointers for those of you who are just getting started with FUT, as well as any honorable mentions if the FIFA 23 community discovers one or more undiscovered gems.
We won't include any FIFA 23 FUT Icons or FIFA 23 FUT Heroes on this list in an effort to keep it as beneficial as possible for both FUT players and fans of Career Mode.
FIFA 23 best centre backs
Virgil van Dijk, who has an overall rating of 90, is the best center defender in FIFA 23 according to the official ratings from EA.
The top center backs, according to ratings that have been validated thus far, 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 gains two more physical attributes and three more pace than the original Gold card in FIFA 22, making him even more terrifying than before. Antonio Rüdiger's rating has increased significantly when he transferred from Chelsea to Real Madrid, going from an 83 to an 87.
Check out the best FIFA 23 full backs to find out which other players will be essential for your defensive line. Also, check out everything else we know, such as the FIFA 23 5 star skillers, FIFA 23 trading tips, and how to transfer FIFA points from 22 to 23.