Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 

Are you building your squad but you are not sure about which defenders you should buy ? Take our suggestions of the best defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode.

 
 
 

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Best of the Best
Best Deals
Best Youngs


 
 
 

How to choose the Best Defenders

In this article we will suggest the best defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode that you should be able to use in your low, medium or large budget club. Keep in mind that the best players for us may not be for you. It depends of your other players, formation, transfer budget, wages budget, play style, preferences, etc…

 

We will suggest defenders 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 ending their contracts.
    Best Young
    Young Defenders with great growth and that will be top players in the future.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Centre Backs (CB) for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 

Best CB’s for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Our Choice: SERGIO RAMOS

Nationality: Spain
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 87
Potential: 87
Age: 28

There are several good players for this position but some of them can only be used with a pacey team mate next to them. Piqué and Hummels are two good examples. If you have a nice wallet, Ramos will do his work very well.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: MEHDI BENATIA

Nationality: Morocco
Club (first season): FC Bayern
Rating: 84
Potential: 86
Age: 27

Benatia has signed for Bayern Munich in one of the summer’s biggest transfers and he is now one of the best defenders of the game. Thiago Silva could be in this position too but his age is not so good.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: RAPHAEL VARANE

Nationality: France
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 81
Potential: 88
Age: 21

If you don’t have so much money, you can try another Madrid’s centre back. Varane is young, has good defending stats, is fast enough and he will be the best defender in a couple of years. In the one hundred best rated centre backs,, he is the one with highest potential growth.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best CB’s Deals in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Deal: NICOLAS NKOULOU

Nationality: Cameroon
Club (first season): Marseille
Rating: 79
Potential: 85
Age: 24

Who already have played with him, probably knows that he is a good, fast and balanced defender. He ends his contract with Marseille in 2015, so you can get him for free.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: FABIAN SCHÄR

Nationality: Switzerland
Club (first season): FC Basel
Rating: 75
Potential: 84
Age: 23

If you are building a team for the future you probably will want to give a chance to Schär and discover by yourself why he is one of the favourite defenders of the community. And yes, his contract his coming to the end.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: GIORGIO CHIELLINI

Nationality: Italy
Club (first season): Juventus
Rating: 84
Potential: 84
Age: 30

Have you ever heard about Chiellini ? Of course you heard. He was one of the best defenders of previous years and he is still a great player in any team. Like it happens with Gary Cahill, his contract is valid only until 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Young CB’s in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Promise: AYMERIC LAPORTE

Nationality: France
Club (first season): Athletic Bilbao
Rating: 81
Potential: 88
Age: 20

Laporte is already a very good player but in good hands he can be one of the best defenders of the game in only two or three seasons. He is a must-buy.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: MARQUINHOS

Nationality: Brazil
Club (first season): PSG
Rating: 77
Potential: 86
Age: 20

If you are looking for someone faster, Marquinhos may be a good acquisition. It will be not easy to convince PSG to sell him but if you manage a rich club, you have good chances.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: KURT ZOUMA

Nationality: France
Club (first season): Chelsea
Rating: 74
Potential: 84
Age: 20

Zouma is not prepared to be a first option yet but in the future he may be important in your team. If you can not afford Marquinhos or Laporte, this young man may be who you are looking for.

 

More young centre backs you should try:

– For Medium / High Quality Teams

    Shkodran Mustafi (Germany | Valencia CF)
    Matthias Ginter (Germany | Borussia Dortmund)
    Niklas Süle (Germany | 1899 Hoffenheim)
    John Stones (England | Everton)

– For Low Quality Teams

    Jonathan Tah (Germany | F. Düsseldorf)
    Nathan Aké (Netherlands | Chelsea)
    Jean-Charles Castelletto (France | AJ Auxerre)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Right Backs (RB) for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 

Best RB’s for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Our Choice: ŁUKASZ PISZCZEK

Nationality: Poland
Club (first season): Borussia Dortmund
Rating: 82
Potential: 82
Age: 29

Now that Lahm is not a RB any more, there is a huge lack of quality players for this position. Piszczek is one of the good choices.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: PABLO ZABALETA

Nationality: Argentina
Club (first season): Manchester City
Rating: 82
Potential: 82
Age: 29

Zabaleta is a good defender that would be a good addition to any team. The problem is that he is playing in a rich club that will not let him go away for a low price.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: CARVAJAL

Nationality: Spain
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 79
Potential: 83
Age: 22

Much younger than the first two, Carvajal is a good choice even to top teams. In our opinion, he is better than Danilo, Séamus Coleman and
Rafael.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best RB’s Deals in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Deal: DANI ALVES

Nationality: Brazil
Club (first season): FC Barcelona
Rating: 83
Potential: 83
Age: 31

No, we haven’t forgot about Dani Alves. We just think that for his age you should not pay much money for him. In fact, a good deal is to sign him for free at the end of the first season.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: MICAH RICHARDS

Nationality: England
Club (first season): Fiorentina
Rating: 77
Potential: 79
Age: 26

Strong and with a great stamina, Micah Richards is a good player that could fit very well in decent teams. Specially if you don’t have to pay nothing to buy him…

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: IGNAZIO ABATE

Nationality: Italy
Club (first season): Milan
Rating: 74
Potential: 79
Age: 28

There are several good RB’s ending their contracts in the end of first season, but if you are looking for some one really fast, you must try Abate. He is the faster player in this position.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Young RB’s in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Promise: MATTIA DE SCIGLIO

Nationality: Italy
Club (first season): Milan
Rating: 76
Potential: 86
Age: 22

The Milan’s right back is very fast and may start playing in your team right now. If he gets enough chances, he will be one of the best players in his position.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: SERGE AURIER

Nationality: Ivory Coast
Club (first season): PSG
Rating: 77
Potential: 84
Age: 22

This fast young player has a lot to learn. In good hands he may becomes a good player for any team. Try to buy him as soon as possible because he will grow up very fast and soon his price will be less…friendly.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: CALUM CHAMBERS

Nationality: England
Club (first season): Arsenal
Rating: 70
Potential: 83
Age: 19

Chambers will be a great player for sure. The only question is: will he play on your team or not ? If you are looking for the future, you need to buy him.

 

More young right backs you should try:

– For Medium / High Quality Teams

    DeAndre Yedlin (United States | Sounders FC)
    João Cancelo (Portugal | Valencia CF)
    Montoya (Spain | FC Barcelona)

– For Low Quality Teams

    Gianluca Pollace (Italy | Lazio)
    Kevin Akpoguma (Germany | 1899 Hoffenheim)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Left Backs (LB) for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 

Best LB’s for FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Our Choice: DAVID ALABA

Nationality: Austria
Club (first season): FC Bayern
Rating: 82
Potential: 87
Age: 22

There are other quality LB’s, but no one is as good as Alaba is with his age. Buy him and you will get a good defender for many years.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: MARCELO

Nationality: Brazil
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 82
Potential: 85
Age: 26

Marcelo is a top left-back in our days. Madrid may make you a fair price since they have Coentrão too.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: JORDI ALBA

Nationality: Spain
Club (first season): FC Barcelona
Rating: 81
Potential: 85
Age: 25

Just like Marcelo, Jordi Alba is a great option to this position. However, you will have to pay a small fortune to have him. If you don’t have a good budget, you may try Alex Sandro.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best LB’s Deals in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Deal: JON FLANAGAN

Nationality: England
Club (first season): Liverpool
Rating: 71
Potential: 80
Age: 21

It is very hard to find quality players for this position that are out of contracts. If you plan to play several years, you may try Flanagan which contract expires in the end of the first season.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: DZHAMALDIN KHODZHANIYAZOV

Nationality: Turkmenistan
Club (first season): Zenit
Rating: 67
Potential: 81
Age: 18

This young player, with a very difficult name, is unknown for most of the football fans. However, he will be one of the top defenders in just a few seasons. A must buy even if he renews his contract before the end of the first season.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: PABLO ARMERO

Nationality: Colombia
Club (first season): Milan
Rating: 73
Potential: 77
Age: 28

If you want someone more experienced, you should know that Armero’s contract ends in 2015. He is one of the fastest LB’s of the game.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Young LB’s in FIFA 15 Career Mode

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Promise: LUKE SHAW

Nationality: England
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 75
Potential: 86
Age: 19

Luke Shaw has contract with Manchester United until 2018, which shows how he is looked by the club as a strong promise for the future. He is extremely fast and has everything to be one of the best defenders of the world.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Best Alternative: LAYVIN KURZAWA

Nationality: France
Club (first season): AS Monaco
Rating: 76
Potential: 85
Age: 22

Kurzawa is another player with a great future and apparently easier to buy than Shaw.

 
Best Defenders for FIFA 15 Career Mode

Second Best Alternative: RICARDO RODRIGUEZ

Nationality: Switzerland
Club (first season): VfL Wolfsburg
Rating: 80
Potential: 84
Age: 22

You probably know him better from the World Cup, where he made amazing exhibitions. He is the right choice if you want someone to play in your first team right now.

 

More young left backs you should try:

– For High Quality Teams

    Alex Telles (Brazil | Galatasaray SK)
    Alberto Moreno (Spain | Liverpool)
    Lucas Digne (France | PSG)

– For Lower Quality Teams

    Ali Adnan (Iraq | Çaykur Rizespor)
    Erik Durm (Germany | Borussia Dortmund)
    Grimaldo (Spain | FC Barcelona B)
    Nicola Murru (Italy | Cagliari)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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101 COMMENTS

  1. There is a right back at Cordoba Fc known as Campa…something. He grows to skill 86 after 3 or 4 seasons. He should b on the list.

  2. Do you know of any guides that show decent buys for very low quality sides? I’m starting in the English League 2 for a challenge, and even those listed on your sites as good for ‘lower teams’ they are still well above what can be afforded by teams in League 2 and equivalents.

  3. What about neymar he is epic and why do u only have cb and Lb Rb u should have others plz add other positions and don’t forget to add neymar

  4. this article was the only reason I found Laporte &De Sciglio,

    I also found Alvaro Balanta; Colombian from River Plate thats a 75 at 21 so he’s a good buy as well.

  5. Great article, it helped me a lot. I got sciglio in the 1st season and played him every match and he hasn’t grown at all,any solution?

  6. Bryan Dabo, he was a CM before the update but now an RB. Absolute BEAST he can play anywhere in the backline or CM/CDM. I got him (before update) with my Fiorentina squad, 87 in 4 seasons. He’s also on an expiring contract i believe

  7. I bought De Sciglio 2 seasons ago sent him out on loan for a season played him every game until he got injured and hes is 73 rated! any ideas why?

  8. Here is my squad
    Formation:4.3.3
    Gk: Mandanda : 92 : Age: 32
    Lb:Ricardo Rodriguez: 85 : Age : 25
    Cb : Varane: 83 : Age : 24
    Cb: Marquinhous: 82 : Age : 23
    Rb: O’Neil: 88: Age : 26
    Cm: Pogba: 86 : Age : 24
    Cam: James Rodriguez: 91: Age : 26
    Cam: Eriksen: 91 : Age : 25
    Lw: El Shaarawy:81 : Age : 24
    St: Benzema:87: Age : 29
    Rw: Sterling:88 : Age : 22
    I m in 4rth season and thiz is my great starting 11… My subs r Multhap…Laporte..Zouma..Depay..Coutinhio..Lucas..Morata

    If u wanna find great future Players with great potential …u will be seein in the news sayin One for the future … And the club name,,if it is a known club thn scout tht kid and u will be seeing how good he is…and buy thm bfre someone else does…let em out fr loan fr 2 seasons…and thn let em play in ur squad and they will grow like hell and be the best….good luck all

  9. For some reason I can’t make Depay to grow, I’m in my 3rd season and his still 79. Since the first year I bought him, his been on my first team but I don’t know what to do to make him grow and I know he has a great potential that’s why I’m trying.

  10. I’m doing a new Chelsea career.
    This is my shortlist:
    Ross Barkley
    Fabian Schar
    Aymeric Laporte
    Raphael Varane
    Sami Khedira
    Ricardo Rodriguez
    Stephan El Shaarawy
    Carvajal
    Dani Alves
    Richalro Zlvkovic
    Any other ideas???

  11. Zivkovic is 17 and is a beast. He can grow by up to 20 in less than six seasons! Scored 37 goals in one season for me.

  12. What about Danilo? I bought him at 79 and after one season he’s up to an 82..plus his long shots are awesome. The rb position takes time to develop since there are none in the game when you start career mode that are 85+ except for maybe dani alves (to the best of my knowledge)
    De Sciglio grew to an 87 with blistering pace for me..Ended up being the best rb in the game
    I got lucky with a fifa generated player at lb that grew to a 92 with 99 sprint speed/acceleration…

  13. Dyabala… He is a sharpshooter with wicked pace and reactions.. He is a bit costly. Like you have shell out 20 million for him.. Thrives on through ball. And his work rate omg…

  14. facundo cardozo is a better option for lower teams at cb comes around 1.5million has overall of 65 and grows to 70 in first season.his pace and jumping are superb

  15. Heres my squad with formation 4-4-2 with overall after 3 seasons :
    LS – Oscar 94
    RS – Neymar 93
    LCM – A. Vidal 89
    CDM – B. Schweinsteiger 91
    RCM – Robben 93
    LB – D. Alaba 88
    LCB – Piqué 91
    RCB – Luke Garbutt 94
    RB – P. Lahm 90
    GK – T. Courtois 89
    Subs :
    De Gea 89
    Ozil 90
    E. Hazard 92
    Bale 89
    S. Ramos 92
    C. Fàbregas 91
    T. Müller 90
    A. Sanchez 93

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