[Top 10] FIFA 19 Best CB

Advice for FIFA players on the best center backs to sign in FIFA 19
Dortmund defender slide tackles Bayern attacker

You can’t expect to win any games without a solid defense. With all of the choices out there, it may be difficult to decide who to pick. Below is a list of the top 10 defenders in FIFA 19. Use this as a guide to compare stats, specialities, traits, and costs, so you’ll be able to build the best team possible.

10. Jan Vertonghen

Close up of Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham

This Belgian defender currently plays for Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs) in the English Premier League. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 87.

What Makes Jan Vertonghen a Great CB

  • Vertonghen is very aggressive and has great tackling skills.
  • He possesses the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities, which means that he’ll be able to shut down your opponent’s offense and also control plays.
  • He also has the “Power Free-Kick” and “Leadership” traits, so you can expect that he will be able to control plays very well.

Player Stats

  • Age: 32
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Spurs
  • Country: Belgium
  • Work Rate: High/High
  • Best Stats: Marking 89, Interceptions 89, Slide Tackle 88, Stand Tackle 87
  • Cost: €62.9M (release clause)
  • Wage: €155K

See Jan Vertonghen in Action: https://youtu.be/pqOXfGmIHlQ

9. Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti blocks his opponent from getting the ball

This French defender currently plays for Barcelona in LaLiga Santander. He has an overall starting rating of 87 and a potential rating of 92.

What Makes Samuel Umtiti a Great CB

  • Umtiti is very strong and aggressive, which means he’s great at holding down the back line.
  • He also has great tackling skills to be able to break up plays or stop shots.
  • He possesses the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities.

Player Stats

  • Age: 25
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Barcelona
  • Country: France
  • Work Rate: Medium/High
  • Best Stats: Stand Tackle 89, Jumping 89, Marking 88, Interceptions 87
  • Cost: €121.1M (release clause)
  • Wage: €205K

See Samuel Umtiti in Action: https://youtu.be/RUrX3jHtsMY

8. Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva celebrates a goal for PSG

This Brazilian defender currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Ligue 1 Conforama. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 88.

What Makes Thiago Silva a Great CB

  • Silva has great tackling skills.
  • He possesses the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities.
  • He has the “Leadership” and “Power Header” traits, making him a solid team player and very efficient on corner kicks and crosses (both defending and attacking).

Player Stats

  • Age: 34
  • Position: RCB
  • Club: PSG
  • Country: Brazil
  • Work Rate: Medium/High
  • Best Stats: Jumping 90, Stand Tackle 89, Interceptions 89, Marking 88
  • Cost: €44.4M (release clause)
  • Wage: €165K

See Thiago Silva in Action: https://youtu.be/I4yECRj__EY

7. Piqué

Pique celebrates a goal for Barcelona

This Spanish defender currently plays for Barcelona in LaLiga Santander. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 88.

What Makes Piqué a Great CB

  • Piqué has great composure and control, which help him to guide the back line and be able to play the ball out of your defense.
  • He has great tackling skills.
  • He has the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities.

Player Stats

  • Age: 32
  • Position: RCB
  • Club: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Work Rate: High/Medium
  • Best Stats: Marking 91, Interceptions 89, Composure 89, Stand Tackle 87
  • Cost: €82M
  • Wage: €285K

See Piqué in Action: https://youtu.be/EI7grMjZbTk

6.Mats Hummels

Close up of Mats Hummels at Bayern

This German defender currently plays for Borussia Dortmund, although he is still on Bayern Munich’s roster in the FIFA 19 game (summer transfer). Both teams are in the Bundesliga. Hummels has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 88.

What Makes Mats Hummels a Great CB

  • Hummels has great tackling skills and control/composure on the back line.
  • He has the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities.
  • He has the “Long Passer” and “Playmaker” traits, which allow him to easily play the ball out of the back. This also makes him very useful on counter attacks.

Player Stats

  • Age: 30
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Borussia Dortmund/Bayern Munich
  • Country: Germany
  • Work Rate: High/Medium
  • Best Stats: Interceptions 92, Composure 91, Marking 90, Stand Tackle 89
  • Cost: €75.9M (release clause)
  • Wage: €160K

See Mats Hummels in Action: https://youtu.be/GjuUpyaQb20

5. Kalidou Koulibaly

Close up of Kalidou Koulibaly at Napoli

This Senegalese defender currently plays for Napoli in Serie A. He has an overall starting rating of 88 and a potential rating of 90.

What Makes Kalidou Koulibaly a Great CB

  • Koulibaly is strong and aggressive and has great tackling skills.
  • Like the other defenders in this list so far, he also has the “Tackling” and “Tactician” specialities. He also has the “Strength” and “Complete Defender” specialities, making him a key component of the back line.
  • He has the “Power Header” trait; again, very useful for crossing/corner kick scenarios.

Player Stats

  • Age: 28
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Napoli
  • Country: Senegal
  • Work Rate: High/High
  • Best Stats: Strength 94, Marking 91, Stand Tackle 88, Interceptions 88
  • Cost: €103M (release clause)
  • Wage: €135K

See Kalidou Koulibaly in Action: https://youtu.be/9wrUjp-0FBo

4. Virgil van Dijk

Close up of Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool

This Dutch defender currently plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League. He has an overall starting rating of 89 and a potential rating of 91.

What Makes Virgil van Dijk a Great CB

  • Van Dijk is very strong and has great tackling skills.
  • He also has the “Tackling”, “Tactician”, “Strength”, and “Complete Defender” specialities.
  • He has the “Leadership”, “Long Passer”, and “Power Header” traits, along with being “Injury Free”, so you won’t have to worry about him being out of the game.

Player Stats

  • Age: 28
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Liverpool
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Work Rate: Medium/Medium
  • Best Stats: Strength 92, Marking 90, Stand Tackle 90, Interceptions 89
  • Cost: €129M (release clause)
  • Wage: €225K

See Virgil van Dijk in Action: https://youtu.be/RDSn13-FPCM

3. Diego Godín

Close up of Diego Godín at Atlético Madrid

This Uruguayan defender currently plays for Atlético Madrid in LaLiga Santander. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 90.

What Makes Diego Godín a Great CB

  • Godín is very strong and aggressive.
  • He has the “Tackling”, “Tactician”, and “Complete Defender” specialities, as well as being an “Aerial Threat” (very helpful when defending corners/crosses).
  • To go along with his strength and aggression, Godín also has the “Dives Into Tackles” and “Power Header” traits.

Player Stats

  • Age: 33
  • Position: RCB
  • Club: Atlético Madrid
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Work Rate: Medium/High
  • Best Stats: Heading 92, Jumping 91, Marking 90, Slide Tackle 89, Stand Tackle 89, Aggression 89
  • Cost: €90.2M (release clause)
  • Wage: €125K

See Diego Godín in Action: https://youtu.be/COK7LYt5_2I

2. Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini celebrates a goal for Juventus

This Italian defender currently plays for Juventus in Serie A. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 90.

What Makes Giorgio Chiellini a Great CB

  • Chiellini is very strong and aggressive.
  • He possesses the “Tackling”, “Tactician”, “Strength”, and “Complete Defender” specialities.
  • He has the “Dives Into Tackles”, “Leadership”, and “Power Header” traits listed previously. In addition he also has “Long Throw-in”, which is good for getting the ball out of the back and, possibly, starting an attack or counter attack.

Player Stats

  • Age: 35
  • Position: LCB
  • Club: Juventus
  • Country: Italy
  • Work Rate: Medium/High
  • Best Stats: Marking 94, Stand Tackle 93, Aggression 92, Slide Tackle 90
  • Cost: €51.2M (release clause)
  • Wage: €225K

See Giorgio Chiellini in Action: https://youtu.be/8ZG08sVn6Zc

1. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos shakes hands with Barcelona players before the game

This Spanish defender currently plays for Real Madrid in LaLiga Santander. He has an overall starting rating and potential rating of 90.

What Makes Sergio Ramos a Great CB

  • Ramos is very aggressive and has amazing tackling skills.
  • He has the “Aerial Threat”, “Tackling”, “Tactician”, and “Complete Defender” specialities.
  • He also has the “Dives Into Tackles”, “Leadership”, “Long Passer”, “Power Header”, and “Team Player” traits.

Player Stats

  • Age: 33
  • Position: RCB
  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Work Rate: High/Medium
  • Best Stats: Jumping 93, Heading 91, Slide Tackle 90, Aggression 90
  • Cost: €90.2M (release clause)
  • Wage: €310K

See Sergio Ramos in Action: https://youtu.be/kRdSQwF1qgo

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