FIFA 19 LaLiga Defenders Guide

FIFA 19 LaLiga Defenders Guide

 

Who are the best FIFA 19 LaLiga defenders? Let’s find out good right-backs, left-backs and centre-backs to your team!

 
POSITIONS GK CB RB LB CDM CM CAM RM RW LM LW CF ST TEAMS

 
 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga Centre Backs Guide

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga Centre-Backs

CB
 

A goalkeeper task is made easier if in front of him are quality central backs. Their function is to stop the opponent from getting dangerously close to your team’s goal.

Sérgio Ramos and Godín are the two most rated centre-backs in FIFA 19.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Sergio Ramos 91 Real Madrid ESP
Diego Godín 90 Atlético Madrid URU
Samuel Umtiti 87 FC Barcelona FRA
Piqué 87 FC Barcelona ESP
Raphaël Varane 86 Real Madrid FRA
José María Giménez 84 Atlético Madrid URU
Stefan Savić 83 Atlético Madrid MON
Nacho Fernández 83 Real Madrid ESP
Clément Lenglet 82 FC Barcelona FRA
Gabriel Paulista 82 Valencia CF BRA
Bartra 82 Real Betis ESP
Víctor Ruiz 82 Villarreal CF ESP
Ezequiel Garay 82 Valencia CF ARG
Jeison Murillo 81 Valencia CF COL
Zouhair Feddal 80 Real Betis MOR
Iñigo Martínez 79 Athletic Club ESP
Álvaro 79 Villarreal CF ESP
Aïssa Mandi 79 Real Betis ALG
Gabriel Mercado 79 Sevilla FC ARG
David López 79 RCD Espanyol ESP

 

On a centre back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and physical, which represents strength, stamina, aggression and jumping.

A player with good at defending will have an easier chance of dispossessing the opponent and avoid him reaching your box.

It’s the case of Ramos and Godín. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players, like Piqué, are normally those who have a higher rating with this attribute..

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid ESP 91
Diego Godín Atlético Madrid URU 89
Samuel Umtiti FC Barcelona FRA 88
Piqué FC Barcelona ESP 87
Raphaël Varane Real Madrid FRA 86
José María Giménez Atlético Madrid URU 86
Stefan Savić Atlético Madrid MON 84
Clément Lenglet FC Barcelona FRA 83
Gabriel Paulista Valencia CF BRA 83
Víctor Ruiz Villarreal CF ESP 82
Ezequiel Garay Valencia CF ARG 82
Nacho Fernández Real Madrid ESP 81
Bartra Real Betis ESP 81
Zouhair Feddal Real Betis MOR 81
Jeison Murillo Valencia CF COL 80
Aïssa Mandi Real Betis ALG 80
Daniele Bonera Villarreal CF ITA 80
Álvaro Villarreal CF ESP 79
Gabriel Mercado Sevilla FC ARG 79
Vallejo Real Madrid ESP 79

 

The physical attribute shows the old heading capability but also how likely the players are to win game with their body. This is a crucial attribute when looking for the best centre back.

In this chapter, the players from the LaLiga are very balanced.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid ESP 84
Diego Godín Atlético Madrid URU 84
Samuel Umtiti FC Barcelona FRA 82
José María Giménez Atlético Madrid URU 82
Víctor Ruiz Villarreal CF ESP 82
Iván Ramis SD Eibar ESP 82
David López RCD Espanyol ESP 81
Sidnei Real Betis BRA 81
Bruno Getafe CF ESP 81
Laguardia D. Alavés ESP 81
Alcalá Girona FC ESP 81
Raphaël Varane Real Madrid FRA 80
Gabriel Paulista Valencia CF BRA 80
Jeison Murillo Valencia CF COL 80
Gabriel Mercado Sevilla FC ARG 80
Rodrigo Ely D. Alavés BRA 80
Nacho Fernández Real Madrid ESP 79
Ezequiel Garay Valencia CF ARG 79
Álvaro Villarreal CF ESP 79
Joris Gnagnon Sevilla FC FRA 79

 

Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No one likes feeling impotent when seeing you get overrun by extremely fast players. Even though, in a way, centre backs aren’t that fast, every team needs one of these players with a high pace attribute.

This is where Raphaël Varane is much much better than any other centre-back from LaLiga. In fact, he is the fastet gold CB of FIFA 19.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH HIGHEST PACE
Raphaël Varane Real Madrid FRA 84
Jeison Murillo Valencia CF COL 76
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid ESP 75
Gabriel Mercado Sevilla FC ARG 75
Dakonam Djené Getafe CF TOG 75
Nacho Fernández Real Madrid ESP 74
Gabriel Paulista Valencia CF BRA 73
Clément Lenglet FC Barcelona FRA 73
Bartra Real Betis ESP 73
Álvaro Villarreal CF ESP 73
Iñigo Martínez Athletic Club ESP 73
Samuel Umtiti FC Barcelona FRA 72
Bigas SD Eibar ESP 72
Vallejo Real Madrid ESP 71
Néstor Araújo RC Celta MEX 71
Aritz Real Sociedad ESP 69
Diego Godín Atlético Madrid URU 68
José María Giménez Atlético Madrid URU 68
Paulo Oliveira SD Eibar POR 68
Rúben Vezo Valencia CF POR 68


 

Sergio Ramos is our first choice for this position. He has the highest defensive and physicality stats (the two most important attributes) and he also features in the top 3 for the other four main attributes. Just like Umtiti, he is better than Varane in everything, except pace. If you think that Umtiti is fast enough to your needs, then keep with him because as a defender he is better than the young Madrid centre-back.

In terms of cheaper defenders, and in the case your budget doens’t let you to buy Godín, our suggestion goes for José María Giménez. For those of you who are asking why Piqué is only the seventh on our list, we invite you to try him and find out. He’s slow and gets tired too often, which makes him an option only for teams playing with 3 centre-backs.

 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga DefendersTOP 10 CENTRE-BACKS

01 91 ?? Sergio Ramos
02 87 ?? Raphaël Varane
03 88 ?? Samuel Umtiti
04 90 ?? Diego Godín
05 84 ?? José María Giménez
06 82 ?? Gabriel Paulista
07 87 ?? Piqué
08 83 ?? Nacho Fernández
09 79 ?? Gabriel Mercado
10 81 ?? Jeison Murillo
 
 

FIFA 19 LaLiga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 LaLiga Centre-Backs


 
 
 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga Right Backs

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga Right Backs

RB RWB
 

Full backs have the role of troubling the job of wingers. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive manoeuvres.

Carvajal and Sergi Roberto are clearly the most popular right backs playing on this league.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Carvajal 84 Real Madrid ESP
Sergi Roberto 84 FC Barcelona ESP
Odriozola 80 Real Madrid ESP
Nélson Semedo 80 FC Barcelona POR
Hugo Mallo 80 RC Celta ESP
Mario Gaspar 80 Villarreal CF ESP
Juanfran 80 Atlético Madrid ESP
De Marcos 79 Athletic Club ESP
Capa 78 Athletic Club ESP
Santiago Arias 78 Atlético Madrid COL
Cristiano Piccini 78 Valencia CF ITA
Miguel Layún 78 Villarreal CF MEX
Coke 78 Levante UD ESP
Aleix Vidal 77 Sevilla FC ESP
Roberto Rosales 77 RCD Espanyol VEN
Rubén Peña 77 SD Eibar ESP

 

There are very important attributes for any right back: defending and pace.

Since they’re defenders they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding.

The two most rated players are also the ones with the best defending stats.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Carvajal Real Madrid ESP 82
Sergi Roberto FC Barcelona ESP 80
Odriozola Real Madrid ESP 79
Mario Gaspar Villarreal CF ESP 79
Coke Levante UD ESP 78
Juanfran Atlético Madrid ESP 76
Hugo Mallo RC Celta ESP 76
Miguel Layún Villarreal CF MEX 76
Cristiano Piccini Valencia CF ITA 76
Barragán Real Betis ESP 76
Victor Sánchez RCD Espanyol ESP 75
Santiago Arias Atlético Madrid COL 74
Roberto Rosales RCD Espanyol VEN 74
Nélson Semedo FC Barcelona POR 73
Damián Suárez Getafe CF URU 73

 

A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces are obligated to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team. Pace is one of the most important requirements for a good full back. Even in FIFA 19.

Nelson Semedo and Aleix Vidal are far superior in this aspect when compared to every LaLiga right back. Besides them, only Lekue may be considered reasonably fast.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Nélson Semedo FC Barcelona POR 92
Aleix Vidal Sevilla FC ESP 91
Lekue Athletic Club ESP 87
De Marcos Athletic Club ESP 85
Santiago Arias Atlético Madrid COL 85
Capa Athletic Club ESP 84
Rubén Peña SD Eibar ESP 84
Carvajal Real Madrid ESP 82
Odriozola Real Madrid ESP 81
Juanfran Atlético Madrid ESP 81
Damián Suárez Getafe CF URU 79
Sergi Roberto FC Barcelona ESP 78
Mario Gaspar Villarreal CF ESP 78
Miguel Layún Villarreal CF MEX 76
Cristiano Piccini Valencia CF ITA 75


 

In our opinion, Carvajal is the best option to the right side of your back line. He is good on both attacking and defence. However, if all you need is pace, then Nélson Semedo is who you are looking for. He and Vidal are both very attacking players, while Sergi Roberto is more balanced.

 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga Right BacksTOP 10 RIGHT-BACKS

01 84 ?? Carvajal
02 80 ?? Nélson Semedo
03 84 ?? Sergi Roberto
04 77 ?? Aleix Vidal
05 80 ?? Juanfran
06 78 ?? Santiago Arias
07 80 ?? Odriozola
08 79 ?? De Marcos
09 78 ?? Capa
10 80 ?? Mario Gaspar
 
 

FIFA 19 LaLiga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 LaLiga Right Backs


 
 
 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga Left Backs

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga Left Backs

LB LWB
 

Left backs have exactly the same role of their team mates on the other flank. In other words, they try to make a winger’s job hard and participate in the team’s offensive manoeuvres.

Marcelo is the most rated full back of FIFA 19.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
Marcelo 88 Real Madrid BRA
Jordi Alba 87 FC Barcelona ESP
Filipe Luís 85 Atlético Madrid BRA
Lucas Hernández 82 Atlético Madrid FRA
Antunes 80 Getafe CF POR
Gayà 79 Valencia CF ESP
Jaume Costa 79 Villarreal CF ESP
Escudero 79 Sevilla FC ESP
Fábio Coentrão 79 Real Madrid POR
Johan Mojica 78 Girona FC COL
Cote 77 SD Eibar ESP
Yuri Berchiche 77 Athletic Club ESP
Theo Hernández 76 Real Sociedad FRA
David Juncà 76 RC Celta ESP
Junior Firpo 75 Real Betis DOM

 

Besides being the highest rated LB, Marcelo is also the one who defends better in this league.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Marcelo Real Madrid BRA 81
Filipe Luís Atlético Madrid BRA 81
Lucas Hernández Atlético Madrid FRA 80
Jordi Alba FC Barcelona ESP 79
Escudero Sevilla FC ESP 78
Jaume Costa Villarreal CF ESP 77
Antunes Getafe CF POR 76
Cote SD Eibar ESP 76
Yuri Berchiche Athletic Club ESP 75
Fábio Coentrão Real Madrid POR 74
Junior Firpo Real Betis DOM 74
Rubén Duarte D. Alavés ESP 74
Theo Hernández Real Sociedad FRA 73
Balenziaga Athletic Club ESP 73
Gayà Valencia CF ESP 72

 

Jordi Alba makes his speed his biggest threat, and only Theo Hernández and Mojica can be compared with him in this stat.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Jordi Alba FC Barcelona ESP 93
Theo Hernández Real Sociedad FRA 92
Johan Mojica Girona FC COL 90
Gayà Valencia CF ESP 87
Toño García Levante UD ESP 83
Marcelo Real Madrid BRA 82
Lucas Hernández Atlético Madrid FRA 82
Lato Valencia CF ESP 81
Jaume Costa Villarreal CF ESP 80
David Juncà RC Celta ESP 79
Antunes Getafe CF POR 78
Yuri Berchiche Athletic Club ESP 77
Filipe Luís Atlético Madrid BRA 75
Escudero Sevilla FC ESP 75
Fábio Coentrão Real Madrid POR 75


 

Marcelo is undoubtedly the best option to this position. This year, the Brazilian left back has one more reason to be picked: he is a 5-stars skiller. Jordi Alba, the fastest LB in the game, is the better alternative to him.

Usually, we don’t pick slow full backs to the top positions of our ranking, but in this case there is lack of quality players. In our opinion, Filipe Luís is better than Lucas and Theo Hernández but we wouldn’t like to reccommend any of them. The other players are even worse. Most of them don’t even support their defense as they were supposed to do.

 
 
FIFA 19 LaLiga Left BacksTOP 10 LEFT-BACKS

01 88 ?? Marcelo
02 87 ?? Jordi Alba
03 85 ?? Filipe Luís
04 82 ?? Lucas Hernández
05 76 ?? Theo Hernández
06 78 ?? Johan Mojica
07 79 ?? Gayà
08 80 ?? Jaume Costa
09 80 ?? Antunes
10 79 ?? Escudero
 
 

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7 thoughts on “FIFA 19 LaLiga Defenders Guide”

  1. LegendKiller1527

    Marcelo or alba? Marcelo has a low def work rate. Would be using an anchor on him. Or a sentinel on alba. Which one do i go for?

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Marcelo. “Marcelo is undoubtedly the best option to this position. This year, the Brazilian left back has one more reason to be picked: he is a 5-stars skiller. Jordi Alba, the fastest LB in the game, is the better alternative to him.”

  2. Hi.
    Why Nacho and Mercado over Murillo?
    I’m trying to get my 4th CB and I’m not sure between these 3.
    Thanks

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      As you can see, they are #8, #9 and #0, which means that there isn’t a huge difference between them.
      CBs should have good short passing skills and ball control because they can’t lose the ball on the defence. nacho is better in both. Besides that, as a defender, it is also important to have good heading and tackle. Guess what? He is the best one too. He is also the bets one in a few other things but there is one that we appreciate a lot: stamina!
      Mercado, for example, is much better in shooting stats but this is something not really important in a CB.

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