FIFA 19 Bundesliga Defenders Guide

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Defenders Guide

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


FIFA 19 Bundesliga Centre Backs Guide

The Best FIFA 19 Bundesliga Centre-Backs


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.

Mats Hummels is the centre back with best reputation in the Bundesliga.


Mats Hummels89FC Bayern MünchenGER
Jérôme Boateng86FC Bayern MünchenGER
Naldo86FC Schalke 04BRA
Niklas Süle84FC Bayern MünchenGER
Jonathan Tah83Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Ömer Toprak82Borussia DortmundTUR
Salif Sané81FC Schalke 04SEN
Sven Bender81Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Matija Nastasić81FC Schalke 04SRB
Benjamin Pavard80VfB StuttgartFRA
John Brooks80VfL WolfsburgUSA
Kevin Vogt80TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Matthias Ginter80Borussia MönchengladbachGER
David Abraham79Eintracht FrankfurtARG
Karim Rekik79Hertha BSCNED
Willi Orban79RB LeipzigGER
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw79FC AugsburgNED
Holger Badstuber79VfB StuttgartGER
Benjamin Hübner79TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Manuel Akanji78Borussia DortmundSUI


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 Hummels. It’s really hard to get past them.


Mats HummelsFC Bayern MünchenGER90
NaldoFC Schalke 04BRA87
Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER85
Niklas SüleFC Bayern MünchenGER83
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER83
Ömer ToprakBorussia DortmundTUR83
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER83
Salif SanéFC Schalke 04SEN82
Matija NastasićFC Schalke 04SRB82
John BrooksVfL WolfsburgUSA82
Matthias GinterBorussia MönchengladbachGER82
Holger BadstuberVfB StuttgartGER82
Benjamin HübnerTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER82
Benjamin PavardVfB StuttgartFRA81
Kevin VogtTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER81
Jeffrey GouweleeuwFC AugsburgNED80
David AbrahamEintracht FrankfurtARG79
Karim RekikHertha BSCNED79
Willi OrbanRB LeipzigGER79
Niklas StarkHertha BSCGER79


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 Bundesliga are very balanced.


Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER83
Simon FaletteEintracht FrankfurtFRA83
Niklas SüleFC Bayern MünchenGER82
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER81
Salif SanéFC Schalke 04SEN81
Kevin VogtTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER80
Willi OrbanRB LeipzigGER80
Martin HintereggerFC AugsburgAT80
Dayot UpamecanoRB LeipzigFRA80
Jeffrey BrumaVfL WolfsburgNED80
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER79
David AbrahamEintracht FrankfurtARG77
Karim RekikHertha BSCNED77
Manuel AkanjiBorussia DortmundSUI77
Abdou DialloBorussia DortmundFRA77
Ermin BičakčićTSG 1899 HoffenheimBOS77
Mats HummelsFC Bayern MünchenGER76
John BrooksVfL WolfsburgUSA76
Matthias GinterBorussia MönchengladbachGER76
Jeffrey GouweleeuwFC AugsburgNED76


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 Hummels is weak. There are much faster players in the Bundesliga. The first on the list is Nordi Mukiele.


Nordi MukieleRB LeipzigFRA81
Manuel AkanjiBorussia DortmundSUI80
David AbrahamEintracht FrankfurtARG79
Dayot UpamecanoRB LeipzigFRA79
Ömer ToprakBorussia DortmundTUR78
Kevin VogtTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER76
Niklas StarkHertha BSCGER76
Kevin AkpogumaTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER74
Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER73
Abdou DialloBorussia DortmundFRA73
John BrooksVfL WolfsburgUSA72
Jeffrey GouweleeuwFC AugsburgNED72
Panagiotis RetsosBayer 04 LeverkusenGRE72
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER71
Benjamin PavardVfB StuttgartFRA71
Nico ElvediBorussia MönchengladbachSUI71
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER69
Matija NastasićFC Schalke 04SRB69
Tin JedvajBayer 04 LeverkusenCRO69
Felix UduokhaiVfL WolfsburgGER69


Jérôme Boateng is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, he is for that reason the most expensive of all central backs playing on the Bundesliga.

Hummels and Naldo are also decent players but no as fast as we would like. Vogt was a nice surprise, specially for medium-low budget squads. He is cheaper than other more popular players like Sule, Toprak and Tah.

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Defenders


01 86 🇩🇪 Jérôme Boateng
02 89 🇩🇪 Mats Hummels
03 86 🇧🇷 Naldo
04 80 🇩🇪 Kevin Vogt
05 79 🇦🇷 David Abraham
06 84 🇩🇪 Niklas Süle
07 82 🇹🇷 Ömer Toprak
08 83 🇩🇪 Jonathan Tah
09 81 🇩🇪 Sven Bender
10 78 🇩🇪 Niklas Stark

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FIFA 19 Bundesliga Right Backs

The Best FIFA 19 Bundesliga Right Backs


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

Kimmich surpassed Piszczek and he is now the most rated right back.


Joshua Kimmich85FC Bayern MünchenGER
Lars Bender82Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Łukasz Piszczek81Borussia DortmundPOL
Daniel Caligiuri80FC Schalke 04ITA
Pavel Kadeřábek79TSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ
Mitchell Weiser78Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Pablo Maffeo78VfB StuttgartESP
Timmy Chandler77Eintracht FrankfurtUSA
Michael Lang77Borussia MönchengladbachSUI
Rafinha77FC Bayern MünchenBRA
Peter Pekarík76Hertha BSCSVK
Daniel Brosinski761. FSV Mainz 05GER
Theodor Gebre Selassie76SV Werder BremenCZ
Achraf Hakimi75Borussia DortmundMOR
Lukas Klostermann75RB LeipzigGER
Jeremy Toljan75Borussia DortmundGER
Konrad Laimer75RB LeipzigAT
Julian Korb75Hannover 96GER
Danny da Costa75Eintracht FrankfurtGER
Tony Jantschke75Borussia MönchengladbachGER


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.

In Germany, no other right back defends as well as Lars Bender.


Lars BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER85
Łukasz PiszczekBorussia DortmundPOL81
Tony JantschkeBorussia MönchengladbachGER79
Joshua KimmichFC Bayern MünchenGER77
Michael LangBorussia MönchengladbachSUI77
Pablo MaffeoVfB StuttgartESP76
Paul VerhaeghVfL WolfsburgNED76
Timmy ChandlerEintracht FrankfurtUSA75
Peter PekaríkHertha BSCSVK74
Theodor Gebre SelassieSV Werder BremenCZ74
Pavel KadeřábekTSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ73
RafinhaFC Bayern MünchenBRA73
Lukas KlostermannRB LeipzigGER73
Mitchell WeiserBayer 04 LeverkusenGER72
Daniel Brosinski1. FSV Mainz 05GER72
Danny da CostaEintracht FrankfurtGER72
Daniel CaligiuriFC Schalke 04ITA71
Achraf HakimiBorussia DortmundMOR71
Konrad LaimerRB LeipzigAT71
Julian KorbHannover 96GER71


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.

Only Jeremy Toljan may be considered a fast right back.


Jeremy ToljanBorussia DortmundGER91
Achraf HakimiBorussia DortmundMOR85
Mitchell WeiserBayer 04 LeverkusenGER84
Lukas KlostermannRB LeipzigGER84
Pablo MaffeoVfB StuttgartESP83
Danny da CostaEintracht FrankfurtGER82
Pavel KadeřábekTSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ81
Daniel Brosinski1. FSV Mainz 05GER81
Łukasz PiszczekBorussia DortmundPOL80
Daniel CaligiuriFC Schalke 04ITA78
RafinhaFC Bayern MünchenBRA78
Timmy ChandlerEintracht FrankfurtUSA77
Theodor Gebre SelassieSV Werder BremenCZ76
Konrad LaimerRB LeipzigAT75
Joshua KimmichFC Bayern MünchenGER73
Michael LangBorussia MönchengladbachSUI73
Peter PekaríkHertha BSCSVK73
Julian KorbHannover 96GER72
Lars BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER68
Paul VerhaeghVfL WolfsburgNED66


There are no great right-backs in this league. The exception is Kimmich and Piszczek. The first one can play everywhere but doesn’t have the pace and the defensive skills of the Dortmund’s defender.

If it wasn’t his pace, Bender could also be a good alternative. It’s true that Caligiuri and Weiser, our fourth and fifth choices, are poor defenders but at least they are fast and attack well.

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Right Backs


01 85 🇩🇪 Joshua Kimmich
02 81 🇵🇱 Lukasz Piszczek
03 82 🇩🇪 Lars Bender
04 80 🇮🇹 Daniel Caligiuri
05 78 🇩🇪 Mitchell Weiser
06 75 🇩🇪 Jeremy Toljan
07 78 🇪🇸 Pablo Maffeo
08 75 🇲🇦 Achraf Hakimi
09 79 🇨🇿 Pavel Kaderábek
10 75 🇩🇪 Danny da Costa

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Bundesliga Right Backs

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Left Backs

The Best FIFA 19 Bundesliga Left Backs


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.

On the Bundesliga, there is a left back that stand out more than the other ones: David Alaba.


David Alaba85FC Bayern MünchenAT
Wendell78Bayer 04 LeverkusenBRA
Raphaël Guerreiro78Borussia DortmundPOR
Jérôme Roussillon78VfL WolfsburgFRA
Nico Schulz78TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Marvin Plattenhardt78Hertha BSCGER
Philipp Max78FC AugsburgGER
Marcel Halstenberg78RB LeipzigGER
Aarón Martín771. FSV Mainz 05ESP
Ludwig Augustinsson77SV Werder BremenSWE
Bastian Oczipka77FC Schalke 04GER
Marcel Schmelzer77Borussia DortmundGER
Jetro Willems76Eintracht FrankfurtNED
Emiliano Insúa76VfB StuttgartARG
Oscar Wendt76Borussia MönchengladbachSWE
Abdul Rahman Baba76FC Schalke 04GHA
Bernat76FC Bayern MünchenESP
Steven Zuber76TSG 1899 HoffenheimSUI
Marcelo Saracchi75RB LeipzigURU
Konstantinos Stafylidis75FC AugsburgGRE


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


David AlabaFC Bayern MünchenAT81
Aarón Martín1. FSV Mainz 05ESP78
Marcel HalstenbergRB LeipzigGER76
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia DortmundGER76
Bastian OczipkaFC Schalke 04GER75
Marvin PlattenhardtHertha BSCGER74
Emiliano InsúaVfB StuttgartARG74
Jérôme RoussillonVfL WolfsburgFRA73
Ludwig AugustinssonSV Werder BremenSWE73
Abdul Rahman BabaFC Schalke 04GHA73
WendellBayer 04 LeverkusenBRA72
Nico SchulzTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER72
Oscar WendtBorussia MönchengladbachSWE72
Steven ZuberTSG 1899 HoffenheimSUI72
Konstantinos StafylidisFC AugsburgGRE72
Matthias OstrzolekHannover 96GER72
Raphaël GuerreiroBorussia DortmundPOR71
Philipp MaxFC AugsburgGER71
Jetro WillemsEintracht FrankfurtNED71
BernatFC Bayern MünchenESP71


Saracchi is the fastest left back from the Bundesliga.


Marcelo SaracchiRB LeipzigURU88
Nico SchulzTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER87
Jérôme RoussillonVfL WolfsburgFRA87
WendellBayer 04 LeverkusenBRA86
Philipp MaxFC AugsburgGER82
David AlabaFC Bayern MünchenAT82
Christian GünterSport-Club FreiburgGER81
Steven ZuberTSG 1899 HoffenheimSUI79
Jetro WillemsEintracht FrankfurtNED78
BernatFC Bayern MünchenESP78
Konstantinos StafylidisFC AugsburgGRE78
Ludwig AugustinssonSV Werder BremenSWE78
Abdul Rahman BabaFC Schalke 04GHA78
Oscar WendtBorussia MönchengladbachSWE76
Matthias OstrzolekHannover 96GER76
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia DortmundGER76
Raphaël GuerreiroBorussia DortmundPOR75
Marvin PlattenhardtHertha BSCGER75
Bastian OczipkaFC Schalke 04GER72
Marcel HalstenbergRB LeipzigGER71


David Alaba is, in our opinion (and probably almost everyone’s opinion), the best left back playing in Bundesliga. He is one of the best left backs of FIFA 19, and that’s why he is widely used in hybrids squads.

Jérôme Roussillon is our second choice. He’s far from the Alaba quality but he costs several times less.

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Left Backs


01 85 🇦🇹 David Alaba
02 78 🇫🇷 Jérôme Roussillon
03 78 🇧🇷 Wendell
04 75 🇺🇾 Marcelo Saracchi
05 78 🇩🇪 Nico Schulz
06 78 🇵🇹 Raphael Guerreiro
07 78 🇩🇪 Philipp Max
08 75 🇩🇪 Christian Günter
09 76 🇳🇱 Jetro Willems
10 77 🇩🇪 Marcel Schmelzer

FIFA 19 Bundesliga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Bundesliga Left Backs



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