Everybody knows that defense is an important part of the game. So how do you build a good defense? By acquiring top defenders, of course.
We know who the best goalkeepers in FIFA 18 are, now let’s see the top 10 best defenders:
Playing for the Tottenham Hotspur, Toby Alderweireld is known as one of the best centre backs in the world. He currently plays as number 4, preferring to shoot with his right foot. He has Medium/Medium work rates and a 2-star skill moves rating. He also has an overall 86 FIFA 18 rating, which was previously at 85. Last season, Alderweireld’s stingy defense and his commanding partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen helped the English team get second place to Chelsea FC in the Premier League. His best stats are: Defense 87, Dribbling 66, Pace 66, Shooting 58, Passing 72 and Physical 80.
With a 2-star skill moves rating and overall 87 FIFA 18 rating, Gerard Pique definitely belongs to the roster of the top defenders in FIFA. He has assisted in the club winning the UEFA Champions League two years in a row as well as bagging the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. One of the best defenders in the history of Barcelona, he has a solid partnership with Sergio Ramos to boost the Spanish team’s defense. Playing as number 3, Pique prefers to shoot with his right foot and has High/Medium work rates. His stats are: Defense 86, Dribbling 66, Pace 65, Shooting 61, Passing 69 and Physical 76.
Marcelo Da Silva is yet another force to be reckoned with, being the highest-rated left back in the world. A fullback for Real Madrid, he has been a fixture in the left side of Real Madrid’s defense for almost a decade now. With a mindset of an attacker, he’s a key part to the Spanish team’s three Champions League wins. This led to his previous overall FIFA rating of 86 increasing to 87. Da Silva got a 4-star skill moves rating, preferring to shoot with his left foot and having High/Medium work rates. His player stats are: Defense 82, Dribbling 85, Pace 78, Passing 80, Physical 79 and Shooting 69.
Known for his fierce and efficient tackling, Jerome Boateng plays an important defensive role, as a centre back, for Bayern Munich. He’s a formidable defensive player, aiding in five Bundesliga wins for his team. Still, his overall FIFA rating has been decreased by two points to 88. Which has something to do with the fact that they were overwhelmed by a Ronaldo-fueled Real Madrid in the Champions League. Although it didn’t at all affect his status as one of the top footballers in the world. Preferring to shoot with his right foot, Boateng has a 2-star skill moves rating and work rates of Medium/Medium. His player stats are: Defense 88, Dribbling 69, Pace 75, Passing 72, Physical 84 and Shooting 50.
Diego Godin, with his 88 overall FIFA 18 rating, is no doubt one of the best centre backs around. Playing for Atletico Madrid, he has a no-nonsense and never-say-die attitude out on the field. Which has been vital to Atletico’s runs to two Champions League finals and a La Liga triumph. He also helped win the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Europa League as well as twice in the UEFA Super Cup. A right-foot shooter, Godin has a 2-star skill moves rating and work rates of Medium/High. His best stats are: Defense 88, Dribbling 64, Pace 65, Passing 65, Physical 78, Shooting 48.
Only a few centre backs in the world are as well-rounded as Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels. Not only is he a force when tackling the ball away, he’s also strong when it comes to possession. He may not be one of the fastest defenders around, but he’s really good at reading the game. His fruitful partnership with teammate Jerome Boateng helped Bayern win five consecutive Bundesliga titles. As such, he’s achieved an overall FIFA 18 rating of 88. A right foot shooter, Humels has a 2-star skill moves rating and player stats of: Defense 89, Dribbling 72, Pace 64, Passing 75, Physical 76, and Shooting 58.
A central defender for Paris Saint-Germain, Thiago Silva is one of the highest rated defenders titles in the world, leading his team to win the league title. He’s been voted one of the top central defenders in Europe for three consecutive years due to his tactical and positional intelligence when it comes to defense, combining imposing physicality with deceptive speed and technique. He has an overall FIFA 18 rating of 88 and a 3-star skill moves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot and his work rates are High/High. His player stats are: Defense 88, Dribbling 74, Pace 72, Physical 79, Passing 73 and Shooting 56.
Leonardo Bonucci is at the heart of Milan’s defense, bringing strong technique and finesse to every match he plays. He can go toe to toe with the best of them and easily muscle off the ball. That said, he’s expected to bolster Milan’s defense and steer them to glory. With his overall FIFA 18 rating of 88, it is highly possible. Shooting with his right foot, Bonucci has a 2-star skill moves rating and Low/High work rates. His best stats are: Defense 87, Dribbling 71, Pace 68, Shooting 54, Passing 70 and Physical 81.
Giorgio Chiellini is known to be the strong and aggressive centre back for Juventus. His fierce defending and comeback on the field has bagged the team successive wins. In fact, he’s considered to be one of the top defenders in the world of football. But more impressively, he was named 50th best player in the world, the 7th best footballer in Europe, and the second best defender in the world as per the FIFA 18 ratings – a whopping 89. Together with Andrea Barzagli and Gianluigi Buffon, the three of them make for an intimidating defense. With a 2-star skill moves rating, this left-foot shooter has Low/High work rates. His best stats are: Defense 90, Dribbling 60, Pace 74, Passing 56, Physical 85 and Shooting 46.
The best centre back in the world and the undoubtedly top spot in this list is none other than Sergio Ramos. With an impressive overall 90 FIFA 18 rating – the only defender in the game to cross the 90 mark – Ramos’s aerial prowess is almost unmatched in the field. He’s been crucial to Real Madrid’s recent success in Europe and Spain with his last-gasp goals and set-piece prowess, leading the team to great victory in La Liga. He’s also helped bag Madrid’s wins in Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and the Supercopa de Espana twice. The right-foot shooter has an equally impressive 3-star skill moves rating and High/Medium work rates. His best player stats are: Defense 88, Dribbling 72, Pace 76, Passing 71, Physical 83 and Shooting 63.
This impressive roster of FIFA 18 defenders definitely puts an edge and excitement to the game. Each defender can no doubt step up to the plate and help you achieve victory after victory. Just make sure the one you choose is the best fit for your team.