The best FIFA Defenders are the backbone of the finest teams in the game, with your centre backs the last line of defence and full backs playing an ever more important role in modern football.
Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 19's best defenders - which includes the best FIFA CB, the best FIFA LB, the best FIFA RB and the best wing backs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.
Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, like Acceleration and Sprint Speed if you like to hold a high line, or Short Passing if you like to play it our from the back.
For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 19 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the best Goalkeepers, best Midfielders, the best Wingers and best Strikers in the game, too.
FIFA 19 best CB - the best Central Defenders in FIFA
Without further ado then, let's dive in!
FIFA 19 best Centre Backs (CB)
|1||Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid||91|
|2||Diego Godín||Atletico Madrid||90|
|4||Mats Hummels||Bayern Munich||89|
|7||Jan Vertonghen||Tottenham Hotspur||87|
FIFA 19 best LB and LWB - the best Left Backs and Left Wing Backs in FIFA
There are fewer top quality Left Backs in the game than their centre half counterparts, but still some excellent choices from a variety of leagues.
FIFA 19 best Left Backs and Left Wing Backs (LB and LWB)
|4||Filipe Luís||Atletico Madrid||85|
|5||David Alaba||Bayern Munich||85|
|9||Lucas Hernández||Atletico Madrid||81|
FIFA 20 ratings and the top 100 players are here! Plus there's details on the FIFA 20 demo date and time and full release date, the FIFA 20 Ones to Watch OTW players list so far, and a full FIFA 20 Icons list, too. Otherwise, head back to our main FIFA 19 tips, controls and guide hub for much more on FIFA 19 in one place, including a full FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions walkthrough of objectives, decisions and rewards, lists of all Five Star Skillers, all FIFA 19 FUT Icons in the game, a list of the best FIFA 19 players in the top 100 FIFA player ratings list, plus the best goalkeepers, best defenders, best midfielders, best wingers, and best strikers, and dedicated, in-depth explainers on FIFA 19 Chemistry and Chemistry Styles, too. There's also a list of FIFA 19 potential wonderkids and best young players, how to take set pieces like free kicks and penalties, and finally a list of all FIFA 19 OTW cards, too.
FIFA 19 best RB and RWB - the best Right Backs and Right Wing Backs in FIFA
There are even fewer top quality Right Backs in FIFA this year, with just Dani Alves breaking into the top 100 players and the rest left out.
FIFA 19 best Right Backs and Right Wing Backs (RB and RWB)
|1||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||85|
|2||Kyle Walker||Man City||84|
|4||Dani Carvajal||Real Madrid||84|
|6||Antonia Valencia||Manchester United||82|
|7||Lars Bender||Bayer Leverkusen||82|
|8||Kieran Trippier||Tottenham Hotspur||82|
Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Defenders
As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your back three, four or five in FIFA 19, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode you're playing.
- For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 19 potential wonderkids and young players, which includes some of the finest young defenders in the game.
- For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA 19 Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
- Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain defenders will work better in certain situations. Jérôme Boateng is much more phsyical than Gerard Piqué, for example. Generally with Centre Backs you want to compliment physicality with class - think Vidic and Ferdinand in their prime - whilst Full Backs' attributes will depend on whether you want them bombing forward and crossing, or sitting back and purely defending.