FIFA 20: Top 10 Centre Backs (CBs) to buy in Career Mode & Ultimate Team – Van Dijk, Koulibaly, Ramos & more

Goals win you games, but defence wins you titles - these defenders are the best in the business.

“Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles”. Which centre back will you sign to make your defence unbeatable?

A reliable defence is the cornerstone of any great team and there are some top class centre backs available on FIFA 20 Career Mode.

Centre backs are a key part of any formation as you cannot play without them. Making sure your defence is up to scratch is the first thing you should do on FIFA 20 Career Mode.

How to choose the best centre backs (CBs) on FIFA 20 Career Mode

In this list we are only looking at the very best players with CB as their primary position. Therefore, the following players all have a minimum overall rating of 85.

We are not looking for players for the future, solely focusing on the very best FIFA 20 has to offer to give you instant success in Career Mode.

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Virgil van Dijk (OVR 90 – POT 91)

Age: 27

Position: CB

Club: Liverpool

Country: Netherlands

Best Stats: 92 Strength, 92 Standing Tackle, 91 Defensive Awareness

Career Mode Value: £70 million (release clause £135 million)

Wage: £180,000 a week

FUT Price: 612k PS4 / 551k Xbox One

There is nothing Virgil van Dijk can’t do. The Liverpool centre back is 6’4”, boasts 77 Pace and a massive 92 Strength rating which contribute to him being the best defender on the game. He is a major factor in Liverpool’s incredible unbeaten run in the Premier League.

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Dutch international van Dijk will not come cheap on Career Mode or Ultimate Team so be prepared to crack open your war chest if you want him marshalling your defence.

Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 89 – POT 91)

Age: 28

Position: CB

Club: Napoli

Country: Senegal

Best Stats: 95 Strength, 91 Defensive Awareness, 90 Standing Tackle

Career Mode Value: £61 million (£108 million release clause)

Wage: £135,000 a week

FUT Price: 27k PS4 / 27k Xbox One

Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly is a rock-solid player to have in the heart of your defence. Physically capable of dealing with any striker, his Jumping (81) and Heading Accuracy (83) make him a threat at the other end of the pitch too.

Koulibaly is a favourite for both Career Mode and FUT fans alike. He is the best Serie A centre back available on FIFA 20 whilst also having room to reach 91 overall this year on Career Mode.

Sergio Ramos (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Age: 33

Position: CB

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Best Stats: 93 Jumping, 92 Heading Accuracy, 90 Sliding Tackle

Career Mode Value: £28 million (£58 million release clause)

Wage: £270,000 a week

FUT Price: 117k PS4 / 100k Xbox One

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been one of the world’s best defenders for over a decade. Heading into the twilight of his career, Ramos has reached his potential on FIFA 20 Career Mode so is not a signing for the future.

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Ramos is a commanding figure at the back and has very good attributes across the board. His lowest stat (62 Long Shots) shows just how capable he is of playing almost anywhere on the pitch. Costing a whopping 100k on Ultimate Team, Ramos is a classy defender sure to improve your side.

Giorgio Chiellini (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Age: 34

Position: CB

Club: Piemonte Calcio

Country: Italy

Best Stats: 94 Defensive Awareness, 91 Standing Tackle, 91 Aggression

Career Mode Value: £22 million (£36 million release clause)

Wage: £194,000 a week

FUT Price: 27k PS4 / 28k Xbox One

A mainstay at the heart of his club and country’s defence for well over ten years, Giorgio Chiellini is a legend of the game. A World Cup winner in 2006, Chiellini also boasts eight Serie A titles in a decorated career and will be missed when he decides to hang up his boots.

Chiellini is an accomplished defender and takes no prisoners in the tackle, his 91 Aggression accounts for that! For around 50k coins you can combine Chiellini and Koulibaly on FUT creating a brick wall in front of your goal.

Diego Godin (OVR 88 – POT 88)

Age: 33

Position: CB

Club: Inter

Country: Uruguay

Best Stats: 90 Defensive Awareness, 90 Jumping, 89 Strength

Career Mode Value: £25 million (£43 million release clause)

Wage: £122,000 a week

FUT Price: 20k PS4 / 20k Xbox One

Another top-class CB from the Italian league, Diego Godin swapped La Liga for Serie A in the summer. Godin has helped his new side, Inter, start the season brilliantly as they find themselves just one point off the top spot.

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The experienced Uruguayan is another CB that has reached his peak but if you want a reliable defender for just a season or two, he could be your man.

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Michael Wicherek

Studying BA Sports Journalism at University of South Wales, Cardiff.

Keen sportsman, currently representing University of South Wales football club.