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Best FIFA 23 FUT Defenders To Buy

FIFA 23 FUT demands quality players to build a strong team who can help win games. So here are the top defenders you can buy.
Best FIFA 23 FUT Defenders To Buy

FIFA Ultimate Team (or FUT) is possibly the most popular game mode in FIFA 23. In fact, it is arguably a major reason that gamers buy the game every year. FUT is an incredibly competitive mode, where players can build their team from scratch and compete either offline or online.

You can collect players' cards from packs or buy them using the in-game currency. Notably, users purchase players based on the chemistry they are building on; this makes crafting your squad in FIFA Ultimate Team particularly tricky.

It’s best to keep each position strong to compete and win online games. In this guide, we will focus on defenders. Here are some of the best defenders you can get in FUT.

Best FIFA 23 FUT Defenders To Buy

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Highly rated defenders have high prices on the FUT market. (EA Sports)

Defending is an important element of FIFA 23. No matter how many goals you score, if your opponent can equalize, there is no point in attacking.

It is, therefore, vital to invest in making the back line strong and pick the right defenders to do the job in FUT. Here are some top defenders (In no particular order) you can choose for your ultimate team.

  • Virgil van Dijk (90) - Netherlands / Liverpool
  • Antonio Rüdiger (87) - Germany / Real Madrid
  • Fikayo Tomori (84) - England / A.C. Milan
  • Min Jae Kim (79) - Korea Republic / Napoli
  • Éder Militão (84) - Brazil / Real Madrid
  • Ronald Araujo (83) - Uruguay / Barcelona
  • Jules Koundé (84) - France / Barcelona
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (87) - Senegal / Chelsea
  • Jeremie Frimpong (80) - Netherlands / Leverkusen
  • Tyrell Malacia (79) - Netherlands / Manchester United
  • João Cancelo (88) - Portugal / Manchester City
  • Ferland Mendy (83) - France / Real Madrid
  • Lisandro Martínez (81) - Argentina / Manchester United
  • Jeremiah St. Juste (76) - Netherlands / Sporting CP
  • William Saliba (80) - France / Arsenal
  • Jurriën Timber (80) - Netherlands / Ajax
  • Raphaël Varane (84) - France / Manchester United
  • Theo Hernández (85) - France/ A.C. Milan
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It is best to choose defenders that complement your team's chemistry. (EA Sports)

While we have sorted the defenders on the list based on their defense, pace, and strength stats, we have also considered how well they have performed in FIFA 22.

Still, these defenders will likely be solid picks for EA’s latest football simulation title. The list also comprises players with a low average cost throughout the year; this will help new FUT players to pick them in their squads.

That concludes our guide on the best FIFA 23 FUT defenders you can buy.

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Featured image courtesy of EA Sports.