FIFA 19 LaLiga Defenders Guide

FIFA 19 LaLiga Defenders Guide


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


FIFA 19 LaLiga Centre Backs Guide

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga 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.

Sérgio Ramos and Godín are the two most rated centre-backs in FIFA 19.


Sergio Ramos91Real MadridESP
Diego Godín90Atlético MadridURU
Samuel Umtiti87FC BarcelonaFRA
Piqué87FC BarcelonaESP
Raphaël Varane86Real MadridFRA
José María Giménez84Atlético MadridURU
Stefan Savić83Atlético MadridMON
Nacho Fernández83Real MadridESP
Clément Lenglet82FC BarcelonaFRA
Gabriel Paulista82Valencia CFBRA
Bartra82Real BetisESP
Víctor Ruiz82Villarreal CFESP
Ezequiel Garay82Valencia CFARG
Jeison Murillo81Valencia CFCOL
Zouhair Feddal80Real BetisMOR
Iñigo Martínez79Athletic ClubESP
Álvaro79Villarreal CFESP
Aïssa Mandi79Real BetisALG
Gabriel Mercado79Sevilla FCARG
David López79RCD EspanyolESP


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 Ramos and Godín. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players, like Piqué, are normally those who have a higher rating with this attribute..


Sergio RamosReal MadridESP91
Diego GodínAtlético MadridURU89
Samuel UmtitiFC BarcelonaFRA88
PiquéFC BarcelonaESP87
Raphaël VaraneReal MadridFRA86
José María GiménezAtlético MadridURU86
Stefan SavićAtlético MadridMON84
Clément LengletFC BarcelonaFRA83
Gabriel PaulistaValencia CFBRA83
Víctor RuizVillarreal CFESP82
Ezequiel GarayValencia CFARG82
Nacho FernándezReal MadridESP81
BartraReal BetisESP81
Zouhair FeddalReal BetisMOR81
Jeison MurilloValencia CFCOL80
Aïssa MandiReal BetisALG80
Daniele BoneraVillarreal CFITA80
ÁlvaroVillarreal CFESP79
Gabriel MercadoSevilla FCARG79
VallejoReal MadridESP79


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 LaLiga are very balanced.


Sergio RamosReal MadridESP84
Diego GodínAtlético MadridURU84
Samuel UmtitiFC BarcelonaFRA82
José María GiménezAtlético MadridURU82
Víctor RuizVillarreal CFESP82
Iván RamisSD EibarESP82
David LópezRCD EspanyolESP81
SidneiReal BetisBRA81
BrunoGetafe CFESP81
LaguardiaD. AlavésESP81
AlcaláGirona FCESP81
Raphaël VaraneReal MadridFRA80
Gabriel PaulistaValencia CFBRA80
Jeison MurilloValencia CFCOL80
Gabriel MercadoSevilla FCARG80
Rodrigo ElyD. AlavésBRA80
Nacho FernándezReal MadridESP79
Ezequiel GarayValencia CFARG79
ÁlvaroVillarreal CFESP79
Joris GnagnonSevilla FCFRA79


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 Raphaël Varane is much much better than any other centre-back from LaLiga. In fact, he is the fastet gold CB of FIFA 19.


Raphaël VaraneReal MadridFRA84
Jeison MurilloValencia CFCOL76
Sergio RamosReal MadridESP75
Gabriel MercadoSevilla FCARG75
Dakonam DjenéGetafe CFTOG75
Nacho FernándezReal MadridESP74
Gabriel PaulistaValencia CFBRA73
Clément LengletFC BarcelonaFRA73
BartraReal BetisESP73
ÁlvaroVillarreal CFESP73
Iñigo MartínezAthletic ClubESP73
Samuel UmtitiFC BarcelonaFRA72
BigasSD EibarESP72
VallejoReal MadridESP71
Néstor AraújoRC CeltaMEX71
AritzReal SociedadESP69
Diego GodínAtlético MadridURU68
José María GiménezAtlético MadridURU68
Paulo OliveiraSD EibarPOR68
Rúben VezoValencia CFPOR68


Sergio Ramos is our first choice for this position. He has the highest defensive and physicality stats (the two most important attributes) and he also features in the top 3 for the other four main attributes. Just like Umtiti, he is better than Varane in everything, except pace. If you think that Umtiti is fast enough to your needs, then keep with him because as a defender he is better than the young Madrid centre-back.

In terms of cheaper defenders, and in the case your budget doens’t let you to buy Godín, our suggestion goes for José María Giménez. For those of you who are asking why Piqué is only the seventh on our list, we invite you to try him and find out. He’s slow and gets tired too often, which makes him an option only for teams playing with 3 centre-backs.

FIFA 19 LaLiga DefendersTOP 10 CENTRE-BACKS

01 91 🇪🇸 Sergio Ramos
02 87 🇫🇷 Raphaël Varane
03 88 🇫🇷 Samuel Umtiti
04 90 🇺🇾 Diego Godín
05 84 🇺🇾 José María Giménez
06 82 🇧🇷 Gabriel Paulista
07 87 🇪🇸 Piqué
08 83 🇪🇸 Nacho Fernández
09 79 🇦🇷 Gabriel Mercado
10 81 🇨🇴 Jeison Murillo

FIFA 19 LaLiga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 LaLiga Centre-Backs

FIFA 19 LaLiga Right Backs

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga 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.

Carvajal and Sergi Roberto are clearly the most popular right backs playing on this league.


Carvajal84Real MadridESP
Sergi Roberto84FC BarcelonaESP
Odriozola80Real MadridESP
Nélson Semedo80FC BarcelonaPOR
Hugo Mallo80RC CeltaESP
Mario Gaspar80Villarreal CFESP
Juanfran80Atlético MadridESP
De Marcos79Athletic ClubESP
Capa78Athletic ClubESP
Santiago Arias78Atlético MadridCOL
Cristiano Piccini78Valencia CFITA
Miguel Layún78Villarreal CFMEX
Coke78Levante UDESP
Aleix Vidal77Sevilla FCESP
Roberto Rosales77RCD EspanyolVEN
Rubén Peña77SD EibarESP


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.

The two most rated players are also the ones with the best defending stats.


CarvajalReal MadridESP82
Sergi RobertoFC BarcelonaESP80
OdriozolaReal MadridESP79
Mario GasparVillarreal CFESP79
CokeLevante UDESP78
JuanfranAtlético MadridESP76
Hugo MalloRC CeltaESP76
Miguel LayúnVillarreal CFMEX76
Cristiano PicciniValencia CFITA76
BarragánReal BetisESP76
Victor SánchezRCD EspanyolESP75
Santiago AriasAtlético MadridCOL74
Roberto RosalesRCD EspanyolVEN74
Nélson SemedoFC BarcelonaPOR73
Damián SuárezGetafe CFURU73


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.

Nelson Semedo and Aleix Vidal are far superior in this aspect when compared to every LaLiga right back. Besides them, only Lekue may be considered reasonably fast.


Nélson SemedoFC BarcelonaPOR92
Aleix VidalSevilla FCESP91
LekueAthletic ClubESP87
De MarcosAthletic ClubESP85
Santiago AriasAtlético MadridCOL85
CapaAthletic ClubESP84
Rubén PeñaSD EibarESP84
CarvajalReal MadridESP82
OdriozolaReal MadridESP81
JuanfranAtlético MadridESP81
Damián SuárezGetafe CFURU79
Sergi RobertoFC BarcelonaESP78
Mario GasparVillarreal CFESP78
Miguel LayúnVillarreal CFMEX76
Cristiano PicciniValencia CFITA75


In our opinion, Carvajal is the best option to the right side of your back line. He is good on both attacking and defence. However, if all you need is pace, then Nélson Semedo is who you are looking for. He and Vidal are both very attacking players, while Sergi Roberto is more balanced.

FIFA 19 LaLiga Right BacksTOP 10 RIGHT-BACKS

01 84 🇪🇸 Carvajal
02 80 🇵🇹 Nélson Semedo
03 84 🇪🇸 Sergi Roberto
04 77 🇪🇸 Aleix Vidal
05 80 🇪🇸 Juanfran
06 78 🇨🇴 Santiago Arias
07 80 🇪🇸 Odriozola
08 79 🇪🇸 De Marcos
09 78 🇪🇸 Capa
10 80 🇪🇸 Mario Gaspar

FIFA 19 LaLiga Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 LaLiga Right Backs

FIFA 19 LaLiga Left Backs

The Best FIFA 19 LaLiga 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.

Marcelo is the most rated full back of FIFA 19.


Marcelo88Real MadridBRA
Jordi Alba87FC BarcelonaESP
Filipe Luís85Atlético MadridBRA
Lucas Hernández82Atlético MadridFRA
Antunes80Getafe CFPOR
Gayà79Valencia CFESP
Jaume Costa79Villarreal CFESP
Escudero79Sevilla FCESP
Fábio Coentrão79Real MadridPOR
Johan Mojica78Girona FCCOL
Cote77SD EibarESP
Yuri Berchiche77Athletic ClubESP
Theo Hernández76Real SociedadFRA
David Juncà76RC CeltaESP
Junior Firpo75Real BetisDOM


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


MarceloReal MadridBRA81
Filipe LuísAtlético MadridBRA81
Lucas HernándezAtlético MadridFRA80
Jordi AlbaFC BarcelonaESP79
EscuderoSevilla FCESP78
Jaume CostaVillarreal CFESP77
AntunesGetafe CFPOR76
CoteSD EibarESP76
Yuri BerchicheAthletic ClubESP75
Fábio CoentrãoReal MadridPOR74
Junior FirpoReal BetisDOM74
Rubén DuarteD. AlavésESP74
Theo HernándezReal SociedadFRA73
BalenziagaAthletic ClubESP73
GayàValencia CFESP72


Jordi Alba makes his speed his biggest threat, and only Theo Hernández and Mojica can be compared with him in this stat.


Jordi AlbaFC BarcelonaESP93
Theo HernándezReal SociedadFRA92
Johan MojicaGirona FCCOL90
GayàValencia CFESP87
Toño GarcíaLevante UDESP83
MarceloReal MadridBRA82
Lucas HernándezAtlético MadridFRA82
LatoValencia CFESP81
Jaume CostaVillarreal CFESP80
David JuncàRC CeltaESP79
AntunesGetafe CFPOR78
Yuri BerchicheAthletic ClubESP77
Filipe LuísAtlético MadridBRA75
EscuderoSevilla FCESP75
Fábio CoentrãoReal MadridPOR75


Marcelo is undoubtedly the best option to this position. This year, the Brazilian left back has one more reason to be picked: he is a 5-stars skiller. Jordi Alba, the fastest LB in the game, is the better alternative to him.

Usually, we don’t pick slow full backs to the top positions of our ranking, but in this case there is lack of quality players. In our opinion, Filipe Luís is better than Lucas and Theo Hernández but we wouldn’t like to reccommend any of them. The other players are even worse. Most of them don’t even support their defense as they were supposed to do.

FIFA 19 LaLiga Left BacksTOP 10 LEFT-BACKS

01 88 🇧🇷 Marcelo
02 87 🇪🇸 Jordi Alba
03 85 🇪🇸 Filipe Luís
04 82 🇫🇷 Lucas Hernández
05 76 🇫🇷 Theo Hernández
06 78 🇨🇴 Johan Mojica
07 79 🇪🇸 Gayà
08 80 🇪🇸 Jaume Costa
09 80 🇵🇹 Antunes
10 79 🇪🇸 Escudero

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  1. Marcelo or alba? Marcelo has a low def work rate. Would be using an anchor on him. Or a sentinel on alba. Which one do i go for?

    • Marcelo. “Marcelo is undoubtedly the best option to this position. This year, the Brazilian left back has one more reason to be picked: he is a 5-stars skiller. Jordi Alba, the fastest LB in the game, is the better alternative to him.”

    • As you can see, they are #8, #9 and #0, which means that there isn’t a huge difference between them.
      CBs should have good short passing skills and ball control because they can’t lose the ball on the defence. nacho is better in both. Besides that, as a defender, it is also important to have good heading and tackle. Guess what? He is the best one too. He is also the bets one in a few other things but there is one that we appreciate a lot: stamina!
      Mercado, for example, is much better in shooting stats but this is something not really important in a CB.


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