These are the best players who are good with the ball that you can sign in FIFA 23’s Career Mode.
In FIFA 23, your players are your last line of defense to stop the other team from getting into your 18-yard box and getting a clear shot on goal. They block goals, make hard tackles, are stronger than their opponents, and jump higher than anyone else to stop crosses from getting into the box. But this is just one thing that a defense can do for your team.
Some defenders, called “ball-playing defenders,” can help the offense in more ways because they are fast and can pass the ball both long and short distances. A defender who plays with the ball must stop the opponent’s charge and stop goals. Still, they can choose the right pass after stealing the ball from an opponent. This lets the rest of the team start a comeback and move quickly up the field to score a goal.
Thiago Silva is a very experienced Brazilian football player who plays center back for Chelsea FC, the best team in the Premier League. He has had a long and successful career and has won a lot of awards.
Silva is 37 years old and past his prime when FIFA 23 starts, but he is still one of the best ball-playing defenders in the game. His overall grade of 85 and his impressive stats make him stand out. His short-passing and long-passing stats are both above 80, which lets him move the ball up the field beautifully. His patience rating of 86 will help him keep control of the ball even when his opponents are putting pressure on him.
Matts Hummels is an experienced German defender who plays center back for Dortmund in the German top league. At the start of FIFA 23, Hummels is 33 years old and has an overall grade of 83. He is a great blocker and a big help when the other team is trying to score.
As a ball-playing defender, Hummels can use his 81-rated short passing to pass the ball to his fellow defenders and midfielders. He can also use his 83-rated long passing to move the ball up the field to the forwards and start an offensive move for his team.
Aymerick Laporte is a center defender for Manchester City, the best team in the English Premier League and one of the best in FIFA. He is from Spain.
When FIFA 23’s career mode starts, Laporte is 28 years old and has an overall rating of 86 and a potential rating of 87. He is a solid player who can play anywhere in the back line. He is a ball-playing defender who can help both defense and offensively with his 83 short passing, 81 long passing, and 84 composure.
William Saliba is a young French defender who plays as a center defender for the Arsenal FC team in the English Premier League. At the start of FIFA 23, Saliba is only 21 years old and has an overall rating of 83 and a future rating of 89.
He is one of the best young players in Skibidi Toilet, and any team would do well to put him at center-back. With an 83 in short passing and a 76 in long passing, he can move the ball quickly up the field. Saliba can also move quickly. His sprint speed is 86, and his acceleration is 78. He can make long runs from the defenders to the box of the other team.
Antonio Rudiger is one of the best football players in the world, and he has played for some of the biggest teams in the world. The German defender plays in Spain’s top league, La Liga, for Real Madrid. Rudiger is in his prime at the start of FIFA 23. His overall grade is 86, which is the same as his potential.
As a defender who plays with the ball, the German’s 80 short passing and 78 long passing are key. Still, his 91 run speed is the most dangerous thing about him. Rudiger can make impressive runs into the other team’s half of the field, but if his team loses the ball, he can still return to his place as a defender.
Alphonso Davies is one of the most interesting players in the world of football and FIFA. The Canadian is a versatile player who plays in the German top league for Bayern Munich. He usually plays as a left back, but he can also play as a left midfielder. Davies is 21 when career mode starts. He has an overall rating of 84 and a very good future rating of 89.
When his team doesn’t have the ball, the fast left-back is almost impossible for any forward to get past. Davies’ 95-rated speed and 85-rated skill make it easy for him to move the ball far up the field when he has it. With a crossing number of 85, he can send dangerous passes into the box that the forwards can use to score.
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk is one of the most well-known football players of the 21st century. The Dutch center back plays for Liverpool and is the leader of the team. He also plays for the Dutch national team. Van Dijk starts FIFA 23 as a 30-year-old central defender with a rating and potential of 88 and a total rating of 88.
His 6’4″ height makes him a strong presence in the back line, and it’s hard for any defender to get by him in FIFA. Van Dijk also helps his team’s attack a lot by sending out long balls. His long passing stat is 86, which makes him the perfect ball-playing defender.
David Alaba is a defender from Austria who plays for Real Madrid in the top league in Spain. He is a versatile player who can play well in any defense position. He is also one of the best defenders in FIFA 23. At the beginning of FIFA 24, Alaba is at the top of his game. His overall and potential grade is 86, and he is 30 years old.
Alaba is one of the best players you can have in your back line to stop goals from going in. He is also one of the best players you can have to start an attack and move the ball forward. He has an excellent short passing score of 89 and a long passing score of 80, which makes him a great defender who can play the ball. With 82 shot power and 78 long shots, he is also a chance to score goals. This makes him one of the best defenders in FIFA.
Achraf Hakimi is a young Moroccan defender who plays in the first level of French football for PSG. He can do a lot of different things. He is mostly a right back, but he can also play well as a right wing back, which requires him to run forward and attack more.
At the start of FIFA 23, Hakimi is 23 years old and has an overall rating of 84. He has a possible overall rating of 87. The fast defender is a huge help to any defense when it comes to stopping goals, and he or she is just as good when it comes to scoring goals. He has a 92 pace, an 84 crossing, an 81 short pass, and a 92 stamina, which lets him switch from offense to defense at full speed throughout the match.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a young English player who plays mostly as a right back for Liverpool FC in the Premier League. He is very versatile. Trent is 23 years old when FIFA 23’s career mode starts. He has an overall rating of 85 and a possible overall rating of 88.
Trent is a good defender who brings many good things to the back line. As a defender who plays with the ball, his overall passing numbers of 89 are among the best in the game. He has impressive 91-rated crossing, 87-rated short passing, and 91-rated long passing, which he uses to provide dangerous attacking outlets throughout a match.