Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 

Are you building a low-budget squad but you are not sure about which defenders you should buy? Take our suggestions of the Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode.

 


 
 

How to choose Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 

In this article, we will suggest the Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode that you should be able to use in your club. Keep in mind that the best players for us may not be for you. It depends of your club, your other players, formation, transfer budget, wages budget, play style, preferences, etc…

To select the best players, we have mainly into consideration their stats, potential and age.

 

In our website we suggest goalkeepers of three categories:

✔️ Best of the Best
Ideal for unlimited wallets or for who wants the best.
 
✔️ Best Deals
Decent defenders that you can find at good prices or be ending their contracts.

 
✔️ Best Young
Under 23 defenders with great growth. Potential future top players.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Centre Back
Right Back
Left Back

 
 
 
 
 

Best Cheap Centre Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

JOSE MARIA GIMENEZ
Nationality: Uruguay 🇺🇾
Club (first season): Atlético Madrid
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22

This young player is already better at the defence than many of the most popular centre backs. His defending stats are absolutely insane: standing tackle 86, sliding tackles 87, interceptions 85, strength 84, aggression 89 and jumping…90. And don’t forget that he is only 22!


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

STEFAN DE VRIJ
Nationality: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Club (first season): Lazio
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 88
Age: 25

De Vrij is a top player and he can be yours. Great free signing in January.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

GIORGIO CHIELLINI
Nationality: Italy 🇮🇹
Club (first season): Juventus
Rating: 89
Potential (1): 89
Age: 33

Chiellini is one of the best defenders in FIFA 18 Career Mode. He’s already 33 but why you should waste the chance to play with a top-quality player in your team for one or two seasons?!


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

GERMAN CONTI
Nationality: Argentina 🇦🇷
Club (first season): Colon de Santa Fe
Rating: 75
Potential (1): 83
Age: 23

Most of the good centre backs in the last year of contract are old. But not all. Conti is perfect for a pre-contract.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

DIEGO REYES
Nationality: Mexico 🇲🇽
Club (first season): FC Porto
Rating: 77
Potential (1): 82
Age: 25

Diego Reyes is a player who can play in your team as soon as you signed him. Do you think you can convince him to joins to your club?


 
 
 

🏆 BEST CHEAP CENTRE BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Jose Maria Gimenez
2️⃣ Stefan de Vrij
3️⃣ Giorgio Chiellini
4️⃣ Chiellini
5️⃣ Diego Reyes
6️⃣ Rafael Tolói
7️⃣ Martin Hinteregger
8️⃣ Pedro Henrique
9️⃣ Miranda
1️⃣0️⃣ Marcano

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Cheap Right Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

CAPA
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): SD Eibar
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 83
Age: 25

Capa is one of the few young right backs running out of contract. For an average team, he is a decent player.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

ANTONIO VALENCIA
Nationality: Ecuador 🇪🇨
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 83
Age: 32

Do you like fast full backs who are able to run all game without getting tired? If you answered yes, then you can’t miss this player.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

LEO DUBOIS
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): FC Nantes
Rating: 75
Potential (1): 83
Age: 31

Dubois is a decent player with a good potential. Since his contract with FC Nantes is expiring, you have a good chance to improve your team with him. If you already have a good right back, why not signing him to use as backup?


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

JUANFRAN
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): Atlético Madrid
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 83
Age: 32

Juanfran had an amazing career and now it’s time to finish it in your club. You need to be fast because many clubs will try to sign him.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

GINO PERUZZI
Nationality: Argentina 🇦🇷
Club (first season): Boca Juniors
Rating: 76
Potential (1): 79
Age: 25

Peruzzi is a fast right back which contract with Boca Juniors is ending. He may be useful for your backup team.


 
 
 

🏆 BEST CHEAP RIGH BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Capa
2️⃣ Antonio Valencia
3️⃣ Leo Dubois
4️⃣ Juanfran
5️⃣ Gino Peruzzi
6️⃣ Omar Elabdellaoui
7️⃣ Stephen Lichtsteiner
8️⃣ Michel Macedo
9️⃣ S. Ristovski
1️⃣0️⃣ Dusan Basta

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Cheap Left Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

LUKE SHAW
Nationality: England 🇬🇧
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 84
Age: 21

He is one of the most popular young players in England and it is easy to understand why. Fast and with a great tackling, one day Shaw may be better than many popular left backs.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

FAOUZI GHOULAM
Nationality: Algeria 🇩🇿
Club (first season): Napoli
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 82
Age: 26

This is probably the position with less quality in FIFA 18. However, that’s not the case of Ghoulam, a very balanced player.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

KWADWO ASAMOAH
Nationality: Ghana 🇬🇭
Club (first season): Juventus
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 78
Age: 28

We love this player. Asamoah has very balanced stats. Don’t look to his rating. He is much better than you probably think.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

DAVID JUNCA
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): SD Eibar
Rating: 74
Potential (1): 80
Age: 23

Sometimes you need to sign young players before they grow up and become much more expensive. That’s what will happen with this one.


 
 
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Best Cheap Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

DALEY BLIND
Nationality: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 80
Potential (1): 81
Age: 27

Blind will not grow up any more. But he doesn’t need it. He is already a very good left back in the last year of contract.


 
 
 

🏆 BEST CHEAP LEFT BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Luke Shaw
2️⃣ Faouzi Ghoulam
3️⃣ Kwadwo Asamoah
4️⃣ David Junca
5️⃣ Daley Blind
6️⃣ Domenico Criscito
7️⃣ Davide Santon
8️⃣ Antunes
9️⃣ Jose Holebas
1️⃣0️⃣ Eliseu

 
 
 

If you want to check the best free defenders of previous years, just click over it:

FIFA 17
FIFA 16
FIFA 15
FIFA 14

 
 
 
 
Notes:
(1) Potential is an average of estimated rating a player can reach. It doesn’t mean that you will reach that overall nor that you won’t overcome it.

 
 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for this. Finding quality but realistic backups is always tough, as I like to keep things sensible and avoid hoarding all the stars in the game. Cheers.

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