Best Young Centre Backs (CB) in FC 24 Career Mode

Best Young Centre Backs (CB) in FC 24 Career Mode
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Having a solid defence in Career Mode is essential if you want to achieve success. With that in mind, we’re looking at the best young centre-back ratings in FC 24 Career Mode, so you can invest in some top players and make sure the CB position is covered for years to come! 

There are some real young talents in EA Sports FC 24 who can make work much easier for your goalkeepers. Check out the best young CBs to sign in FC 24 Career Mode below.

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FC 24 Best Young CB 

Here are the FC 24 best young centre-back (CB) ratings in Career Mode: 

Matthijs de LigtBayern Munich23£48.9M£60k8489
William SalibaArsenal22£49.7M£102k8489
Sven BotmanNewcastle United23£40M£89k8387
Josko GvardiolManchester City21£37.8M£81k8288
Nico SchlotterbeckBorussia Dortmund23£33.6M£40k8286
Goncalo InacioSporting21£34M£10k8087
Micky van de VenTottenham22£26.4M£59k8086
Mohamed SimakanRB Leipzig23£24.7M£39k8085
Jean-Clair TodiboNice23£24.7M£34k8085
VivianAthletic Club23£23M£22k8084
Antonio SilvaBenfica19£30.2M£7k7988
Piero HincapieBayer Leverkusen21£28.1M£31k7986
Odilon KossounouBayer Leverkusen22£28.1M£37k7986
Jurrien TimberArsenal22£28.1M£68k7986
Wesley FofanaChelsea22£20.8M£68k7984
Perr SchuursTornio23£20.4M£33k7984
Benoit BadiashileChelsea22£22.5M£62k7885
Marc GuehiCrystal Palace22£22.5M£29k7885
Pierre KaluluAC Milan23£22.1M£40k7885
Castello LukebaRB Leipzig20£22.1M£28k7885

It hasn’t always been an easy task to bring in a top young CB, but thankfully there is a dearth of them in FC 24 Career Mode. These guys could easily go on to become one of, if not the, best defenders in the game, possessing meta attributes all managers are after. 

We are classing the best young players as anyone who is 23 years old or younger at the start of your FC 24 Career Mode save and are including anyone with a base position of CB. 

Matthijs de Ligt – 84 Overall

Once again, Matthijs de Ligt is still one of the best young CBs to sign in Career Mode, despite a slight downgrade in a squad update. Still only 23, he has moved from Ajax to Juventus, to Bayern Munich, learning his trade from some of the best around. A leader at the back with incredible strength, very few attackers will be able to push him off the ball. 

William Saliba – 84 Overall

If Arsenal plan on another title challenge then William Saliba will need to stay fit throughout the season. The towering Frenchman fits the bill of a meta CB, which will see him widely used in Ultimate Team too. Fast, strong, defensively sound, with decent ball control and passing abilities, what more could you want? 

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Sven Botman – 83 Overall

Sven Botman has been an inspired signing for Newcastle United and will be an essential component for another successful season. He goes about his work almost unnoticed, which makes him very effective. Strong and solid at the back, if you want a no-nonsense CB he could be the one for you. 

Josko Gvardiol – 82 Overall

Josko Gvardiol’s star has been growing for a couple of years now, with a fantastic World Cup campaign showing off his capabilities to a wider audience. He was Pep Guadiola’s main transfer target during the summer, and now Manchester City have their man, he looks like a perfect fit for them. Pacey and strong, he is aggressive at winning the ball back and comfortable with the ball at his feet to play out from defence. 

Nico Schlotterbeck – 82 Overall

Borussia Dortmund may have missed out on the Bundesliga title last season, but they have the players in their squad to keep challenging over the years. Nico Schlotterbeck is one of those, another CB who is quick, strong, good on the ball, and, most importantly, very capable at his defensive duties. 

If you haven’t found a player that takes your fancy here, then take a look at our lists of Best Centre Back or Wonderkid CB lists. If you’re looking for more of the best young players in FC 24 Career Mode, then why not check out our other lists covering every position:

FC 24 Best Young CB FAQs

Who is the best young CB in EA FC 24 Career?

Matthijs de Ligt is the best-rated young centre-back in FC 24 with an 85 OVR.

What young centre back has the best potential in FC 24?

Matthijs de Ligt and William Saliba are the best young CBs with the highest potential ratings in FC 24, both with an 89 POT.