FIFA 22 Best Center Backs Tier List (August 2022)
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FIFA 22 Best Center Backs Tier List (August 2022)

The center back position is the backbone of any defense
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A center back in FIFA 22 is the defender located in the middle of the field and is responsible for keeping the ball as far away from the goal as possible. They are also typically used to keep possession of the ball and build up an attack from the back end.

Since they are one of the most crucial players on a team, they must be prioritized heavily. Which is why we’ve created a FIFA 22 tier list ranking all of the best center backs in the game.

FIFA 22 Best Center Backs Tier List (August 2022)

With the increasing speed of play and physicality in modern soccer, center backs must be disciplined passers and aggressors. With an emphasis on strength, awareness, and ball-handling. As a result, the following list of players have been ranked based on these attributes.

Without further ado, here is our FIFA 22 center backs tier list.

S Tier Center Backs

  • Virgil Van Dijk (89), Liverpool/Netherlands
  • Sergio Ramos (88), PSG/Spain
  • Marquinhos (87), PSG/Brazil
  • Ruben Dias (87), Manchester City/Portugal
  • Mats Hummels (86), Borussia Dortmund/Germany
  • Raphael Varane (86), Manchester United/France
  • Milan Skriniar (86), Inter Milan/Slovakia
  • Aymeric Laporte (86), Manchester City/Spain
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (86), Napoli/Senegal
  • Giorgio Chiellini (86), Piemonte Calcio/Italy
  • Leonardo Bonucci (85), Piemonte Calcio/Italy
  • Thiago Silva (85), Chelsea/Brazil
  • Stefan De Vrij (85), Inter Milan/Netherlands
  • Matthijs De Ligt (85), Piemonte Calcio/Netherlands

A Tier Center Backs

  • David Alaba (84), Real Madrid/Austria
  • Harry Maguire (84), Manchester United/England
  • Matthias Ginger (84), Borussia Monchengladbach/Germany
  • Pique (84), FC Barcelona/Spain
  • Jose Maria Gimenez (84), Atletico de Madrid/Uruguay
  • Felipe (84), Atletico de Madrid/Brazil
  • Stefan Savic (84), Atletico de Madrid/Montenegro
  • Personal Kimpembe (83), PSG/France
  • Azpilicueta (83), Chelsea/Spain
  • John Stones (83), Manchester City/England
  • Jules Kounde (83), Sevilla FC/France
  • Antonio Rudiger (83), Chelsea/Germany
  • Simon Kjaer (83), AC Milan/Denmark
  • Francesco Acerbi (83), Lazio/Italy
  • Sebastian Coates (83), Sporting CP/Uruguay
  • Joel Matip (83), Liverpool/Cameroon
  • Kostas Manolas (83), Napoli/Greece

B Tier Center Backs

  • Eder Militao (82), Real Madrid/Brazil
  • Mario Hermoso (82), Atletico de Madrid/Spain
  • Daley Blind (82), Ajax/Netherlands
  • Pepe (82), FC Porto/Portugal
  • Gabriel Paulista (82), Valencia CF/Brazil
  • Diego Carlos (82), Sevilla FC/Brazil
  • Dayot Upamecano (82), Bayern Munich/France
  • Clement Lenglet (82), FC Barcelona/France
  • Pau Torres (82), Villarreal CF/Spain
  • Joe Gomez (82), Liverpool/England
  • Cristian Romero (82), Tottenham Hotspur/Argentina
  • Alessio Romagnoli (82), AC Milan/Italy
  • Niklas Sule (82), Bayern Munich/Germay
  • Raul Albiol (82), Villarreal CF/Spain
  • Jan Vertonghen (81), SL Benfica/Belgium
  • Edmond Tapsoba (81), Bayer Leverkusen/Burkina Faso
  • Inigo Martinez (81), Athletic Bilbao/Spain
  • Nacho Fernandez (81), Real Madrid/Spain
  • Nicolas Otamendi (81), SL Benfica/Argentina
  • Kurt Zouma (81), West Ham United/France
  • Yeray (81), Athletic Bilbao/Spain
  • James Tarkowski (81), Burnley/England
  • Dakonam Djene (81), Getafe CF/Togo
  • Medhi Benatia (81), Fatih Karagumruk/Morocco
  • Jose Fonte (81), Lille OSC/Portugal
  • Willi Orban (81), RB Leipzig/Hungary

Related: FIFA 22 Best Fullbacks Tier List (July 2022)

C Tier Center Backs

  • Lukas Klostermann (80), RB Leipzig/Germany
  • Bartra (80), Real Betis/Spain
  • Martin Hinteregger (80), Eintracht Frankfurt/Austria
  • Jason Denayer (80), Olympique Lyonnais/Belgium
  • Samuel Umtiti (80), FC Barcelona/France
  • Victor Lindelof (80), Manchester United/Sweden
  • Aissa Mandi (80), Villarreal CF/Algeria
  • Caglar Soyunku (80), Leicester City/Turkey
  • Rafael Toloi (80), Atalanta BC/Italy
  • Michael Keene (80), Everton/England
  • Alessandro Bastoni (80), Inter Milan/Italy
  • Zouhair Feddal (80), Sporting CP/Morocco
  • Diego Godin (80), Cagliari/Uruguay
  • Andreas Christensen (80), Chelsea/Denmark
  • Gianluca Mancini (80), Roma FC/Italy
  • Angelo Ogbonna (80), West Ham United/Italy
  • Jonny Evans (80), Leicester City/Northern Ireland
  • Unai Nunez (80), Athletic Bilbao/Spain
  • Zubeldia (79), Real Sociedad/Spain
  • Lisandro Martinez (79), Ajax/Argentina
  • Danilo D’Ambrosio (79), Inter Milan/Italy
  • Eric Dier (79), Tottenham Hotspur/England
  • Chancel Mbemba (79), FC Porto/Condo DR
  • Conor Coady (79), Wolverhampton Wanderers/England
  • Nico Elvedi (79), Borussia Monchengladbach/Switzerland
  • Davinson Sanchez (79), Tottenham Hotspur/Columbia
  • Fikayo Tomori (79), AC Milan/England
  • Maxence Lacroix (79), VfL Wolfsburg/France
  • Eric Bailey (79), Manchester United/Ivory Coast
  • Lucas Verissimo (79), SL Benfica/Brazil

D Tier Center Backs

  • Marcos Senesi (79), Feyenoord/Argentina
  • Willy Boly (79), Wolverhampton Wanderers/Ivory Coast
  • Ben Mee (79), Burnley/England
  • Gabriel (79), Arsenal/Brazil
  • Yerry Mina (79), Everton/Columbia
  • Sven Botman (79), Lille OSC/Netherlands
  • Berat Djimsiti (79), Atalanta BC/Albania
  • Alvaro (79), Olympique de Marseille/Spain
  • Armando Izzy (79), Torino/Italy
  • Aritz Elustondo (79), Real Sociedad/Spain
  • German (79), Granada FC/Spain
  • Marcel Halstenberg (78), RB Leipzig/Germany
  • Nathan Ake (78), Manchester City/Netherlands
  • Cheikhou Kouyate (78), Crystal Palace/Senegal
  • Abdou Diallo (78), PSG/Senegal
  • Romain Saiss (78), Wolverhampton Wanderers/Morocco
  • Dan-Axel Zagadou (78), Borussia Dortmund/France
  • Ezri Konsa (78), Aston Villa/England
  • Jonathan Tah (78), Bayer Leverkusen/Germany
  • Wesley Fofana (78), Leicester City/France
  • Chris Smalling (78), Roma FC/England
  • Samuel Gigot (78), Spartak Moscow/France
  • Ibrahima Konate (78), Liverpool/France
  • Luiz Felipe (78), Lazio/Brazil
  • Duje Caleta-Car (78), Olympique de Marseille/Croatia

E Tier Center Backs

  • Lewis Dunk (78), Brighton/England
  • Laurent Koscielny (78), FC Bordeaux/France
  • John Brooks (78), VfL Wolfsburg/United States
  • Victor Ruiz (78), Real Betis/Spain
  • Carlos Izquierdoz (78), Boca Juniors/Argentina
  • Marvin Friedrich (78), Union Berlin/Germany
  • Dedryck Boyata (78), Hertha BSC/Belgium
  • David Garcia (78), CA Osasuna/Spain
  • Marcelo (78), Olympique Lyonnais/Brazil
  • Domagoj Viga (78), Besiktas/Croatia
  • Tyrone Mings (78), Aston Villa/England
  • Laguardia (78), D. Alaves/Spain
  • Domingos Duarte (78), Granada FC/Portugal
  • Robin Le Normand (78), Real Sociedad/France
  • Jannik Vestergaard (78), Leicester City/Denmark

F Tier Center Backs

  • Evan Ndicka (77), Eintracht Frankfurt/France
  • Georgiy Dzhikiya (77), Spartak Moscow/Russia
  • Ondrej Kudela (77), Slavia Praha/Czech Republic
  • Stefan Radu (77), Lazio/Romania
  • Ben Godfrey (77), Everton/England
  • Mason Holdate (77), Everton/England
  • Connor Goldson (77), Rangers FC/England

That concludes our FIFA 22 tier list ranking all of the best centre backs in the game. Before you go, be sure to check out some of our other FIFA content here at Gamer Journalist. Like the best skill moves in FIFA 22 or all new leagues, stadiums and teams in FIFA 23.

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