In modern football a team without a good defense is considered a children’s team.
Having a strong and cohesive defensive line can cause your opponent from getting frustrated and may lead to disorganization of your opponents in desperate attempts to score goals. Due to these factors we believe that you want to have a giant wall in your defense and that’s why we introduced you to our extensive list of the best defenders in FIFA 17 Career Mode! This list covers all the defensive positions of a tactical scheme: centre backs, left backs, right backs, left wing backs and right wing backs.
Kurt Zouma is one of the best centre backs on FIFA 17 Career Mode.
This player is a great bet for the present and an even better bet for the future. He starts with a rating of 80 and has a future rating of 89!
Zouma is very strong physically and that characteristic makes him a defender with high rates of strength and jumping. Other notable attributes are the standing tackle and his aggressive mentality.
If you’re looking to have a solid defense on your club then this player is a required purchase.
Mamadou Doucouré is a French football player of 18 years old who joined Borussia Mönchengladbach after playing on the PSG youth side.
He caught the attention of several european teams after their good performances in the UEFA Youth League and because of this he is considered one of the most promising talents in FIFA 17 Career Mode.
Mamadou Doucouré has a value of € 550K and has an growth of 22 points that will take him to reach a rating of 84 points! A real bargain!
In stats terms we can say that he is almost a copy of Zouma with the difference that he is quite younger. He will not be as good in their reactions as Zouma but he compensates with his balance. Moreover, he also has good attributes at jumping, strength and sprint speed.
If you’re looking for a player who can play on both sides of the defense, then you must buy Ricardo Pereira from OGC Nice. He is able to play as right back and left back and has a potential rating of 85! Ricardo is also extremely fast with high ratings of sprint speed and acceleration and it is also appropriate to mention that he is very strong at dribbling with a rating of 83 on this important attribute. Besides these qualities, he is a very balanced player in the rest of his attributes which makes him a consistent player and a safe bet.
And that’s it! Do not forget to take into consideration that our three recommendations above were taken from our table below, where we show the best defenders to buy on your FIFA 17 Career Mode.
The table is fully sortable, you can sort the best FIFA 17 defenders by age, growth, potential, overall, position, club, name or nationality.
Note: This table has an horizontal scrolling that you can find at the end of the table. If you are using a mobile device, then do not forget to use it in order to be able to view all the columns.
FIFA 17 Career Mode: Best Young Defenders
|Tin Jedvaj||Bayer Leverkusen||Croatian||20||RB||75||85||10|
|Jose Luis Gaya||Valencia||Spanish||21||LB||80||85||5|
|Alessio Romagnoli||AC Milan||Italian||21||CB||78||86||8|
|Reece Oxford||West Ham United||English||17||CB||66||86||20|
|Lucas Hernandez||Atletico Madrid||French||20||CB||75||86||11|
|Alejandro Grimaldo||SL Benfica||Spanish||20||LB||77||86||9|
|Niklas Sule||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||German||20||CB||81||87||7|
|Andreas Christensen||Borussia Monchengladbach||Danish||20||CB||78||87||10|
|Jonathan Tah||Bayer Leverkusen||German||20||CB||79||88||9|
|Luke Shaw||Manchester United||English||21||LB||80||88||8|
|Mauricio Lemos||UD Las Palmas||Uruguayan||20||CB||80||88||8|
|Jose Maria Gimenez||Atletico Madrid||Uruguayan||21||CB||83||88||5|
|John Stones||Manchester City||English||22||CB||78||88||10|
|João Cancelo||Valencia||Portuguese||22||RB RW||79||87||8|
|Diego Llorente||Malaga CF||Spanish||22||CB CDM RB||78||86||8|
|Victor Nilsson Lindelöf||SL Benfica||Swedish||21||CB||78||86||8|
|Abdul Rahman Baba||FC Schalke 04||Ghanaian||21||LB LM||78||85||7|
|Ricardo Pereira||OGC Nice||Portuguese||22||RB LB||78||85||7|
|Jorge Meré||Real Sporting de Gijón||Spanish||19||CB||76||84||8|
|Issa Diop||Toulouse FC||French||19||CB||73||84||11|
|Presnel Kimpembe||Paris Saint-Germain||French||20||CB||73||84||11|
|Chidozie Awaziem||FC Porto||Nigerian||19||CB||72||83||11|
|Jeremiah St. Juste||SC Heerenveen||Dutch||19||CB CDM||72||82||10|
|Rubén Duarte||RCD Espanyol||Spanish||20||LB||72||79||7|
|Lukas Klostermann||RB Leipzig||German||20||RB||72||84||12|
|Nico Elvedi||Borussia Mönchengladbach||Swiss||19||CB RB CDM||72||84||12|
|Federico Mattiello||Juventus||Italian||20||LB RB||72||84||12|
|Cameron Borthwick-Jackson||Wolverhampton Wanderers||English||19||LB||70||82||12|
|Jordi Calavera Espinach||CD Lugo||Spanish||20||RB RWB||70||82||12|
|Almamy Touré||AS Monaco||Malian||20||RB||70||83||13|
|Olivier Boscagli||OGC Nice||French||18||CB LB||70||82||12|
|Malang Sarr||OGC Nice||French||17||LB CB||69||83||14|
|Çağlar Söyüncü||SC Freiburg||Turkish||20||CB||69||83||14|
|Aitor Buñuel Redrado||CA Osasuna||Spanish||18||RWB RB||69||84||15|
|Felix Passlack||Borussia Dortmund||German||18||RB RM LB||67||84||17|
|Benjamín Kuscevic||Universidad Católica||Chilean||20||CB||67||82||15|
|Rick van Drongelen||Sparta Rotterdam||Dutch||17||CB||65||82||17|
|Pablo Maffeo Becerra||Manchester City||Spanish||18||RB CB||65||82||17|
|Blas Riveros||FC Basel||Paraguayan||18||LB||64||82||18|
|Dael Fry||Rotherham United||English||18||CB||64||82||18|
|Matthijs de Ligt||Ajax||Dutch||16||CB||63||83||20|
|Mamadou Doucouré||Borussia Mönchengladbach||French||18||CB||62||84||22|
|Jérémy Gélin||Stade Rennais FC||French||19||CB CDM||63||82||19|