FIFA 23 Best CBs in Career Mode

FIFA 23 Best CBs in Career Mode
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Ensuring you’re defensively solid in FIFA 23 is not easy, but with the right players and tactics, you should be able to stop yourself from conceding too many goals. 

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We have taken a look at who are the best defenders in the game, to take your team to the next level. Fortunately pace isn’t as important in FIFA 23 as it has been in recent years, but it is still a very useful asset. It’s also handy to ensure your defenders are comfortable enough on the ball to get you out of trouble. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-12-02 

With that said, let’s take a look at the best CBs in FIFA 23: 

Who are the best CBs in FIFA 23? 

Virgil Van DijkLiverpoolNetherlands90
Ruben DiasManchester CityPortugal88
Antonio RudigerReal Madrid Germany87
Kalidou Koulibaly ChelseaSenegal87
Milan SkriniarInter MilanSlovakia86
America LaporteManchester CitySpain86
David AlabaReal Madrid Austria86
Thiago SilvaChelseaBrazil86
Matthijs De LigtBayern MunichNetherlands85

Van Dijk is still the best CB in FIFA 23, comfortably so too. He is incredible in any game mode you play whether it is Ultimate Team or Career Mode. If you want to pick Van Dijk up on Ultimate Team it will cost a fair amount, the Dutch defender is still well over 200,000 coins. 

The other players rounding out the list have their own strengths. Alaba and Rudiger would make an excellent partnership where they both play for Real Madrid. Both of these defenders are very good defensively, but they also show off good passing too, making them complete defenders. 

We have also broken down who are the best CBs in FIFA 23, if you’re playing a Career Mode. The players in the list below are not as good as the ones above, but their potential is through the roof. 

Who are the best CBs in FIFA 23 Career Mode? 

Name ClubNationalityOverallPotential
Alessandro BastoniInter MilanItaly8490
Fikayo Tomori AC MilanEngland8490
Josko GvardiolRB LeipzigCroatia8189
Goncalo InacioSporting CPPortugal7988
Jurrien TimberAjaxNetherlands8088
Nico SchlotterbeckBorussia DortmundGermany8288
Antonio SilvaSL Benfica Portugal6987
Giorgio ScalviniAtalantaItaly7086
Catello LukebaOlympique LyonFrench7686
Maxence LacroixVfL WolfsburgFrench7786

Tomori and Bastoni will be incredibly expensive but they do have the highest potential of any defender in FIFA 23. They’re both strong and quick, two attributes that will serve you well as they continue to grow. 

FIFA 23 Best CBs FAQs

Who is the best defender in FIFA 23?

The best defender in FIFA 23 is Virgil Van Dijk boasting a 90 overall.

Which CB has the highest potential in FIFA 23?

Bastoni and Tomori both have 90 rated potential in FIFA 23, but you could definitely get them higher with the right training.