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FIFA 23: Best Career Mode defenders

Who do we think will be the best defensive signings on FIFA 23's Career Mode

Updated: Nov 2, 2022 9:25 am

Whether you’re playing a back four or a back five, you need good defensive options. If you’re constantly leaking goals, you’re never going to get anywhere and trying to take your team to the very top is going to be very difficult. 

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Not only do you need a solid centre-back partnership, but it’s important to ensure you have good full backs that can help you defend, while also pushing the team forward to counter and create chances. 

On top of that, for a good FIFA 23 Career Mode, you need your defenders to still have a bit of time left in the tank, so they can develop and be moved on for some big money. 

We are going to take a look below at who we think will be the best defenders to sign in Career Mode on FIFA 23.

The players won’t be the best defenders in FIFA 23, because they’re probably going to be quite challenging to sign and will cost a fortune, but these players could be the best after a couple of seasons.imber

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There will also be no players on the list who have recently moved to a new club or are about to move, so no Jules Kounde on this list unfortunately. 

Best Career Mode Centre-Backs in FIFA 23

Joško GvardiolRB LeipzigCroatia8189
Gonçalo InácioSporting CPPortugal7988
Jurriën TimberAjaxNetherlands8088
António SilvaSL BenficaPortugal6987
Giorgio ScalviniAtalanta Italy7086
Castello LukebaOlympique LyonFrance7686
Maxence LacroixVfL WolfsburgFrance7786
Mohamed SimakenRB LeipzigFrance7886
Marc GuéhiCrystal PalaceEngland7886
Piero HincapiéBayer Leverkusen Ecuador7885

Best Career Mode Left-Backs in FIFA 23

NameClubNationality OverallPotential
Rayan Aït NouriWolverhampton WanderersFrance7686
Luca NetzBorussia MönchengladbachGerman7385
Aaron HickeyBrentfordScotland7585
Alessandro FontanarosaInter MilanItaly6784
Quentin MerlinFC NantesFrance7084
Adrien TruffertStade RennaisFrance7584
Calvin Bassey AjaxNigeria7484
MirandaReal Betis Spain7684
Cristian RiquelmeCD Everton de Viña del MarChile6083
Milos KerkezAZ AlkmaarHungary6983

Best Career Mode Right-Backs in FIFA 23

NameClubNationality OverallPotential
Jeremie FrimpongBayer Leverkusen Netherlands8086
VandersonAS MonacoBrazil7685
Malo GustoOlympique LyonFrance7585
Lutsharel GeertruidaFeyenoordNetherlands7785
Juan MinaDeportiva CaiColombia6484
João MarioFC Porto Portugal7584
Odilon KossounoBayer Leverkusen Ivory Coast7584
Kane SmithStevenage England6283
Gonçalo EstevesEstoril PraiaPortugal7083

The above players all have bags of potential on the new FIFA and any combination of these will help make up a very solid defence, that could last you years and be sold for immense profit too. 

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The ratings on the players above are only predicted, but the list should be very accurate taking into account last season, as well as their rating on FIFA 22.

For everything else about the release of the upcoming FIFA 23, then click here and have a look.

FIFA 23 Career Mode defenders FAQ

Which defender has the highest potential in FIFA 23?

Ruben Dias, who plays for Manchester City, has the highest potential of any defender in FIFA 23. Second is Bastoni at Inter Milan.

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