FIFA 20 Best Defenders Guide – Who Are the Top Defenders in FIFA 20?

The defense is the backbone of any football team. It is what runs the team in the long term, as it is said, “a good attack might win you match but a good defense wins you trophies”. Reliable defenders are the most important recruitment of the team. This FIFA 20 Best Defenders Guide will acquaint you with all the players in the game which fit this criterion.

FIFA 20 Best Defenders

This includes Center Backs (CB), Left Backs (LB), Left-Wing Backs (LWB), Right Backs (RB) and Right-Wing Backs (RWB).

CB
Some of the best players in FIFA 20 are appointed center backs in their teams. Virgil Van Dijk, the wonder defender is first up in the list of center-backs followed by Sergio Ramos. Both are reliable in their roles but Ramos has been at the top for quite a while now.

Rank Player Name Club Overall
1 Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool 90
2 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 89
3 Giorgio Chiellini Juventus 89
4 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli 89
5 Gerard Piqué Barcelona 88
6 Diego Godin Inter Milan 88
7 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund 87
8 Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Hotspur 87
9 Aymeric Laporte Manchester City 87
10 Thiago Silva PSG 87

LB and LWB
This position holds some of my favorite players. Jordi Alba stands first with an 87 overall and has been quite consistent in his defending. On Defensive Wing, Marcelo is the top man. He combines supportive defending with assistive attacking and creates the best chances.

Rank Player Name Club Overall
1 Jordi Alba Barcelona 87
2 Marcelo Real Madrid 85
3 Andrew Robertson Liverpool 85
4 Alex Sandro Juventus 85
5 David Alaba Bayern Munich 85
6 Alex Telles Porto 84
7 Alex Grimaldo Benfica 83
8 Lucas Digne Everton 83
9 Nicolas Tagliafico Ajax 82
10 Jerome Roussillon Wolfsburg 82

RB and RWB
Joshua Kimmich and Dani Carvajal top this defensive position and are unbeaten in their overall ratings.

Rank Player Name Club Overall
1 Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich 86
2 Dani Carvajal Real Madrid 85
3 Joao Cancelo Man City 84
4 Cezar Azpilicueta Chelsea 84
5 Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 84
6 Nelson Semedo Barcelona 82
7 Ricardo Pereira Leicester City 82
8 Thomas Meunier PSG 82
9 Sergi Roberto Barcelona 82
10 Mario Fernandes CSKA Moscow 82

Below we have compiled the Top 5 defenders from the lists given above, however, your list might differ from ours but it would be worth it to try ours out and see how they work for you.

#1. Virgil van Dijk

This 28-year-old Center Back from Liverpool has an overall rating of 90 and a potential of 91 but with a defense of 99, Virgil is easily the best defender in FIFA 20.

#2. Sergio Ramos

With a 3-star skill moves rating, Ramos comes close to Virgil when it comes to center backs in FIFA 20 thanks to his high stamina. However, his defense falters a bit with a low rating of 68.

#3. Marcelo

With 85 overall, 85 potential and 5-star skill-moves rating, the only reason Marcelo isn’t higher up on our list is his slightly low defense of 77, which is still pretty great.

#4. Jordi Alba

This fullback for FC Barcelona has an amazing pace of 90 and a defense rating of 79. Thanks to his dribbling skills and a 3-star skill-moves rating, he gets to be on our list.

$5. Joshua Kimmich

With an 86 overall and an 88 potential rating in FIFA 20, Joshua Kimmich from FC Bayern has an impressive defense of 84.

Hope this guide will be helpful to you when recruiting players for your ultimate team or when choosing your teams in matches.