Crazy Ball – EA Sports has released a list of the best players for center-back positions in the latest FIFA 21 game, it is interesting to note that there is not a single Bayern Munich defender on the list even though they have won the treble winners this season.
Austrian defender David Alaba, who transformed from left-back to center-back, is not included in the list despite being nominated for the Champions League defender of the year, as are no names for Jerome Boateng and Niklas Sule.
Meanwhile, England defender Harry Maguire is also out of the list, even though the 27-year-old is currently the world's most expensive defender after being bought by Manchester United for IDR 1.6 trillion from Leicester City last summer.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the center-back with the highest rating in FIFA 21, being the only central defender who has a rating of 90 plus the quality of defense 91.
In second is Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with a rating of 89, with only 88 in defensive quality despite years of being regarded as the best center-back in the world, even being recognized by his opponents.
Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been regularly linked with moves to Europe's elite teams including Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, is third with a rating of 88, defense 89.
Most expensive defender The Citizens Aymeric Laporte and captain Piemonte Calcio (as Juventus are known in FIFA21) are in the top five with both a rating of 87, but the veteran Italian defender excels in defense (90-88).
Gerard Pique, despite having a messy season with Barcelona, is still recognized as one of the best defenders in the world, has a rating of 86 on par with Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
The rest in the top 16 of the best defenders with a rating of 85 each are Marquinhos (PSG), Matthijs de Ligt & Leonardo Bonucci (Piemonte Calcio / Juventus), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Milan Skriniar & Diego Godin (Inter Milan), Clement Lenglet ( Barcelona), as well as Toby Alderweireld (Spurs).
The following is a complete ranking of the 16 best center-backs in the world in the FIFA21 game released by EA Sports, do you agree with this list?
Source: 16 of the best FIFA 21 center-backs, how come there are no Bayern defender & world's most expensive defender?
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