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FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

EA Sports FIFA 19 was released on September 28, 2018, with Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover, for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Here we talk about the best defenders in FIFA 19 across all the 700 teams in over 30 leagues. These have the best combination of strength, intelligence and tackling ability to help you concede the least goals possible.

Also read: List of all the stadiums in FIFA 19

1. Sergio Ramos

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

With an OVR of 91, Sergio Ramos tops the list of the best defenders available in FIFA 19. A fan favourite for the past few instalments of the game and a mainstay at Real Madrid, Ramos maintains his lead with the following stats:

  • Defending: 91
  • Physical: 84
  • Passing: 71
  • Pace: 75
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Shooting: 63

2. Diego GodinFIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

Diego Godin has earned his stripes in the La Liga and is a steady rock at the back for Athletico Madrid. He makes it at number two in the list with 90 OVR. Let’s take a look at his stats:

  • Defending: 89
  • Physical: 84
  • Passing: 65
  • Pace: 68
  • Dribbling: 64
  • Shooting: 48

3. Giorgio Chiellini

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

The 34-year-old captain of the Italian national team as well as Juventus is a great mix of experience as well as skills and comes at the third spot with the following stats:

  • Defending: 91
  • Physical: 82
  • Passing: 56
  • Pace: 69
  • Dribbling: 60
  • Shooting: 46

4. Mats Hummels

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

Bayern Munich and the German national team’s central defender comes in at a close fourth with due to having a point lower than Chiellini on defence. His stats are as follows:

  • Defending: 90
  • Physical: 76
  • Passing:
  • Pace: 65
  • Dribbling: 73
  • Shooting: 58

5. Thiago Silva

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

The captain of PSG and the Brazil national team gains the fifth spot with the following stats:

  • Defending: 88
  • Physical: 79
  • Passing: 73
  • Pace: 71
  • Dribbling: 70
  • Shooting: 54

6. Samuel Umtiti

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

The 24-year-old Frenchman who currently plays for FC Barcelona comes in at sixth, ahead of Vertonghen with the following stats

  • Defending: 88
  • Physical: 82
  • Passing: 71
  • Pace: 72
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Shooting: 64

7. Jan Vertonghen

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

The Belgian has become one of the most reliable centre-backs in the game over the past few years. The 31-year-old comes in at seventh with the following stats:

  • Defending: 88
  • Physical: 79
  • Passing: 73
  • Pace: 63
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Shooting: 63

8. Toby Alderweireld

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

Following Vertonghen is another Belgian who plays for Tottenham Hotspurs and makes his way into the top 10 defenders of FIFA 19 at number eight with the following stats:

  • Defending: 88
  • Physical: 78
  • Passing: 72
  • Pace: 62
  • Dribbling: 66
  • Shooting: 57

9. Miranda

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

The 34-year-old who plays for Inter Milan sits on ninth on the list with the following stats:

  • Defending: 88
  • Physical: 76
  • Passing: 60
  • Pace: 68
  • Dribbling: 69
  • Shooting: 49

10. Andrea Barzagli

FIFA 19: 10 best defenders via player ratings

One of the oldest on the list of the 10 best defenders in FIFA 19, Andrea Barzagli, is also one of the most consistent defenders in the current generation and even at 37-years, has made his way into this list with the following stats:

  • Defending: 89
  • Physical: 72
  • Passing: 57
  • Pace: 68
  • Dribbling: 65
  • Shooting: 34

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