EA FC 24: Top-Rated and Most Affordable Defenders in Ultimate Team

EA FC 24: Top-Rated and Most Affordable Defenders in Ultimate Team

24. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Having a rock-solid defense is crucial for any optimized team in EA FC 24, especially in the highly competitive Ultimate Team and Career modes.

Identifying the best defenders can make a significant difference in fortifying your backline and keeping the opposition at bay. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top-rated defenders and the most affordable 86-rated players in EA FC 24.

Top-Rated Defenders in EA FC 24 Career Mode

Los mejores defensas de EA SPORTS FC 24

Here are the top 20 defenders in EA FC 24, perfect for Career Mode, based on the EA FC 24 database:

Mapi LeónBarcelonaCB89
Ruben DiasMan CityCB89+1
Virgil Van DijkLiverpoolCB89-1
Irene ParedesBarcelonaCB88
Wendie RenardLyonCB88
Fridolina RolfoBarcelonaLB87
Lucy BronzeBarcelonaRB87
Selma BachaLyonLB86
Matthias De LigtBayernCB86+1
Ronald AraujoBarcelonaCB86+3
Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolLB86-1
Sakina KarchaouiPSGLB86
Eder MilitaoReal MadridCB86+2
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolRB86-1
Ashley LawrenceChelseaRB86
Joao CanceloMan CityLB86-2
Marcos AcuñaSevillaLB85
David AlabaReal MadridCB85-1
Alessandro BastoniInter MilanCB85+1
Ona BatlleBarcelonaRB85

Three Liverpool defenders feature in the top 20 despite an unusually inconsistent season for the Reds. Trent Alexander-Arnold managed to regain his dominant form towards the end of the season, while Ruben Dias shone in the Champions League despite missing some league matches due to injury.

Best Defenders in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team

ea sports fc 24 van dijk jumps in the air to celebrate a goal

Here are the top defenders in Ultimate Team, along with their ratings and versions:

Virgil van DijkLiverpool97TOTS
Lena OberdorfWolfsburg96TOTS
Virgil van DijkLiverpool96TOTY
Wendie RenardOlympique Marseille95TOTY
Ruben DiasManchester City95TOTY
Millie BrightChelsea94TOTY
Paolo MaldiniItaly94Icon Future Stars
Nemanja VidicSerbia94Icon Goalazo
Dayot UpamecanoBayern Munich94TOTS Moments
Jonathan TahBayer Leverkusen94TOTS
William SalibaArsenal94TOTS
Alex GreenwoodManchester City94TOTS
Nico SchlotterbeckBorussia Dortmund93TOTS
Laia AleixandriManchester City93TOTS Live
Rio FerdinandEngland93Icon TOTY

These players are the best choices to bolster your defense in Ultimate Team, ensuring that you have a robust and reliable backline.

Most Affordable 86-Rated Ultimate Team Cards in EA FC 24


For those looking to build a strong team without spending too much, here are some of the cheapest 86-rated cards in Ultimate Team (Prices via FUTBIN):

Wojciech SzczesnyGoalkeeperJuventus (Serie A)8,600
Ilkay GündoganMidfielderFC Barcelona (La Liga)8,600
Vivianne MiedebmaForwardArsenal (Barclays WSL)8,700
Sadio ManeCenter ForwardAl Nassr (Saudi Pro)8,700
Marco VerrattiCentral MidfieldPSG (Ligue 1)8,700
ParejoCentral MidfieldVillarreal CF (La Liga)8,700
Trent Alexander-ArnoldRight BackLiverpool (Premier League)8,700
Kim LittleMidfielderArsenal (Barclays WSL)8,800
Lea SchüllerCenter ForwardBayern Munich (GPFBL)8,800
Mary EarpsGoalkeeperManchester United (Barclays WSL)8,800
Riyad MahrezRight MidfielderAl Ahli (Saudi Pro)8,800
N’Golo KanteDefensive MidfieldAl Ittihad (Saudi Pro)8,800
Matthijs de LigtCenter BackBayern Munich (Bundesliga)8,800
Jill RoordAttacking MidfieldManchester City (Barclays WSL)8,800
Paulo DybalaCenter ForwardRoma FC (Serie A)8,800

These cards, all base versions, are sold between 8,500 and 9,000 coins. Prices are subject to market fluctuations, so keep an eye on the market to get the best deals.

Best EA FC 24 Ultimate Team Squads: Economic and Expensive Options


Whether you are building your dream team in Ultimate Team or fortifying your squad in Career Mode, knowing the top-rated and most affordable defenders in EA FC 24 is crucial.

Keep this guide handy to make informed decisions and build a formidable defense. For more tips, check out our guides on the best young wingers and top midfielders in EA Sports FC 24.