FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Defenders Guide

FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Defenders Guide

 

Who are the best FIFA 19 Ligue 1 defenders? Let’s find out good right-backs, left-backs and centre-backs to your team!

 
POSITIONS GK CB RB LB CDM CM CAM RM RW LM LW CF ST TEAMS

 
 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Centre Backs Guide

The Best FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Centre-Backs

CB
 

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.

Thiago Silva is still the highest rated centre back playing in France.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Thiago Silva88Paris Saint-GermainBRA
Marquinhos84Paris Saint-GermainBRA
Presnel Kimpembe83Paris Saint-GermainFRA
Kamil Glik83AS Monaco Football Club SAPOL
Adil Rami82Olympique de MarseilleFRA
Marcelo81Olympique LyonnaisBRA
Loïc Perrin80AS Saint-ÉtienneFRA
Dante80OGC NiceBRA
Jemerson79AS Monaco Football Club SABRA
Diego Carlos78FC NantesBRA
Neven Subotić78AS Saint-ÉtienneSRB
Damien Da Silva78Stade Rennais FCFRA
José Fonte78LOSC LillePOR
Hilton78Montpellier Hérault SCBRA
Thilo Kehrer77Paris Saint-GermainGER
Nicolas Pallois77FC NantesFRA
Christophe Kerbrat77En Avant de GuingampFRA
Pedro Mendes77Montpellier Hérault SCPOR
Jérémy Morel77Olympique LyonnaisFRA
Alexander Djiku76Stade Malherbe CaenFRA

 

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 the Thiago Silva and Marquinhos. It’s really hard to get past them.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Thiago SilvaParis Saint-GermainBRA88
MarquinhosParis Saint-GermainBRA85
Kamil GlikAS Monaco Football Club SAPOL83
Presnel KimpembeParis Saint-GermainFRA82
Adil RamiOlympique de MarseilleFRA81
MarceloOlympique LyonnaisBRA81
Loïc PerrinAS Saint-ÉtienneFRA81
DanteOGC NiceBRA81
JemersonAS Monaco Football Club SABRA81
Neven SubotićAS Saint-ÉtienneSRB80
HiltonMontpellier Hérault SCBRA79
Diego CarlosFC NantesBRA78
Damien Da SilvaStade Rennais FCFRA78
Christophe KerbratEn Avant de GuingampFRA78
Pedro MendesMontpellier Hérault SCPOR78
José FonteLOSC LillePOR77
Thilo KehrerParis Saint-GermainGER77
Nicolas PalloisFC NantesFRA77
Christophe HérelleOGC NiceFRA77
Jérémy MorelOlympique LyonnaisFRA76

 

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, it’s Marcelo and Rami who stands out.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
MarceloOlympique LyonnaisBRA88
Adil RamiOlympique de MarseilleFRA87
Kamil GlikAS Monaco Football Club SAPOL84
Presnel KimpembeParis Saint-GermainFRA83
Nicolas PalloisFC NantesFRA83
Christopher JullienToulouse Football ClubFRA80
Ismaël TraoréAngers SCOIVC80
Thiago SilvaParis Saint-GermainBRA79
Jérémy MorelOlympique LyonnaisFRA79
Paul BaysseStade Malherbe CaenFRA79
Diego CarlosFC NantesBRA78
Pedro MendesMontpellier Hérault SCPOR78
Loïc PerrinAS Saint-ÉtienneFRA77
Alexander DjikuStade Malherbe CaenFRA77
PabloFC Girondins de BordeauxBRA77
MexerStade Rennais FCMOZ77
MarquinhosParis Saint-GermainBRA76
Neven SubotićAS Saint-ÉtienneSRB76
Prince-Désir GouanoAmiens SCFRA76
JemersonAS Monaco Football Club SABRA75

 

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.

Kimpembe and Djiku are the fastest centre back playing in the Ligue 1.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH HIGHEST PACE
Presnel KimpembeParis Saint-GermainFRA77
Alexander DjikuStade Malherbe CaenFRA77
MarquinhosParis Saint-GermainBRA75
Thilo KehrerParis Saint-GermainGER75
Thiago SilvaParis Saint-GermainBRA71
Diego CarlosFC NantesBRA69
Jérémy MorelOlympique LyonnaisFRA69
JemersonAS Monaco Football Club SABRA67
Prince-Désir GouanoAmiens SCFRA66
Paul BaysseStade Malherbe CaenFRA64
Christophe HérelleOGC NiceFRA64
Laurent CimanDijon FCOBEL64
Loïc PerrinAS Saint-ÉtienneFRA63
Damien Da SilvaStade Rennais FCFRA63
Christophe KerbratEn Avant de GuingampFRA63
MexerStade Rennais FCMOZ63
Christopher JullienToulouse Football ClubFRA61
Adil RamiOlympique de MarseilleFRA60
Neven SubotićAS Saint-ÉtienneSRB60
Pedro MendesMontpellier Hérault SCPOR60


 

Thiago Silva is obviously our number one choice for this position. He is the one with the best defending, passing and dribbling stats.

In terms of cheaper centre backs, our suggestion goes for Presnel Kimpembe. His upgrade was a pleasant surprise and comes to improve the defence in a way that we haven’t seen since David Luiz and Umtiti left this league.


 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Defenders

TOP 10 CENTRE-BACKS



01 88 🇧🇷 Thiago Silva
02 83 🇫🇷 Presnel Kimpembe
03 84 🇧🇷 Marquinhos
04 80 🇫🇷 Loïc Perrin
05 77 🇩🇪 Thilo Kehrer
06 76 🇫🇷 Alexander Djiku
07 81 🇧🇷 Marcelo
08 82 🇫🇷 Adil Rami
09 77 🇫🇷 Jérémy Morel
10 78 🇧🇷 Diego Carlos

 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Centre-Backs


 
 
 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Right Backs

The Best FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Right Backs

RB RWB
 

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

Dani Alves and Meunier are the most popular right backs playing in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Thomas Meunier82Paris Saint-GermainBEL
Dani Alves82Paris Saint-GermainBRA
Djibril Sidibé80AS Monaco Football Club SAFRA
Rafael79Olympique LyonnaisBRA
Kenny Tete78Olympique LyonnaisNED
Hiroki Sakai78Olympique de MarseilleJAP
Mathieu Debuchy78AS Saint-ÉtienneFRA
Ruben Aguilar77Montpellier Hérault SCFRA
Léo Dubois77Olympique LyonnaisFRA
Youssouf Sabaly77FC Girondins de BordeauxSEN
Bouna Sarr77Olympique de MarseilleFRA
Arnaud Souquet77OGC NiceFRA
Kenny Lala76RC Strasbourg AlsaceFRA
Kelvin Amian75Toulouse Football ClubFRA
Frédéric Guilbert75Stade Malherbe CaenFRA
Christophe Jallet75OGC NiceFRA

 

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 France, no other RB defends as well as Meunier and Tete.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Thomas MeunierParis Saint-GermainBEL78
Kenny TeteOlympique LyonnaisNED78
Dani AlvesParis Saint-GermainBRA77
Mathieu DebuchyAS Saint-ÉtienneFRA77
Djibril SidibéAS Monaco Football Club SAFRA76
Léo DuboisOlympique LyonnaisFRA76
Arnaud SouquetOGC NiceFRA76
Hiroki SakaiOlympique de MarseilleJAP76
RafaelOlympique LyonnaisBRA75
Youssouf SabalyFC Girondins de BordeauxSEN75
Kelvin AmianToulouse Football ClubFRA75
Christophe JalletOGC NiceFRA74
Bouna SarrOlympique de MarseilleFRA74
Frédéric GuilbertStade Malherbe CaenFRA74
Kenny LalaRC Strasbourg AlsaceFRA73
Ruben AguilarMontpellier Hérault SCFRA71

 

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.

Kévin Malcuit is once again the fastest RB playing in this league.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Bouna SarrOlympique de MarseilleFRA83
Ruben AguilarMontpellier Hérault SCFRA83
RafaelOlympique LyonnaisBRA81
Djibril SidibéAS Monaco Football Club SAFRA79
Kenny LalaRC Strasbourg AlsaceFRA79
Thomas MeunierParis Saint-GermainBEL78
Dani AlvesParis Saint-GermainBRA78
Hiroki SakaiOlympique de MarseilleJAP78
Kenny TeteOlympique LyonnaisNED77
Youssouf SabalyFC Girondins de BordeauxSEN76
Arnaud SouquetOGC NiceFRA74
Mathieu DebuchyAS Saint-ÉtienneFRA73
Frédéric GuilbertStade Malherbe CaenFRA73
Kelvin AmianToulouse Football ClubFRA71
Christophe JalletOGC NiceFRA71
Léo DuboisOlympique LyonnaisFRA69


 

In our opinion, Dani Alves was relegated to the second position. Meunier is now the first option for this position. Just like Sidibé, he is much stronger.

In terms of cheaper right backs, our suggestion goes for Rafael, a player with balanced stats.


 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Right Backs

TOP 10 RIGHT-BACKS



01 82 🇧🇪 Thomas Meunier
02 82 🇧🇷 Dani Alves
03 80 🇫🇷 Djibril Sidibé
04 79 🇧🇷 Rafael
05 77 🇫🇷 Bouna Sarr
06 78 🇳🇱 Kenny Tete
07 78 🇯🇵 Hiroki Sakai
08 78 🇫🇷 Mathieu Debuchy
09 77 🇫🇷 Ruben Aguilar
10 76 🇫🇷 Kenny Lala

 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Right Backs


 
 
 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Left Backs

The Best FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Left Backs

LB LWB
 

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 Ligue 1, there is a left back that stand out more than the other ones: Layvin Kurzawa.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
Layvin Kurzawa79Paris Saint-GermainFRA
Ferland Mendy77Olympique LyonnaisFRA
Jordan Amavi77Olympique de MarseilleFRA
Marçal77Olympique LyonnaisBRA
Bernat76Paris Saint-GermainESP
Antonio Barreca75AS Monaco Football Club SAITA
Ghislain Konan75Stade de ReimsIVC
Ramy Bensebaini75Stade Rennais FCALG
Lucas Lima75FC NantesBRA

 

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

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Layvin KurzawaParis Saint-GermainFRA75
Ramy BensebainiStade Rennais FCALG74
Jordan AmaviOlympique de MarseilleFRA73
MarçalOlympique LyonnaisBRA73
Lucas LimaFC NantesBRA72
Ferland MendyOlympique LyonnaisFRA71
BernatParis Saint-GermainESP71
Antonio BarrecaAS Monaco Football Club SAITA71
Ghislain KonanStade de ReimsIVC70

 

Ferland Mendy is faster than any other left back of this league.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Ferland MendyOlympique LyonnaisFRA87
Antonio BarrecaAS Monaco Football Club SAITA85
Ghislain KonanStade de ReimsIVC82
Jordan AmaviOlympique de MarseilleFRA79
MarçalOlympique LyonnaisBRA78
BernatParis Saint-GermainESP78
Layvin KurzawaParis Saint-GermainFRA77
Lucas LimaFC NantesBRA74
Ramy BensebainiStade Rennais FCALG68


 

Kurzawa and Ferland Mendy are the best left backs in this league. What Mendy has more in pace, Kurzawa has in the other stats.


 
 
FIFA 19 Ligue 1 Left Backs

TOP 10 LEFT-BACKS



01 79 🇫🇷 Layvin Kurzawa
02 77 🇫🇷 Ferland Mendy
03 75 🇮🇹 Antonio Barreca
04 77 🇫🇷 Jordan Amavi
05 76 🇪🇸 Bernat
06 77 🇧🇷 Marçal
07 75 🇨🇮 Ghislain Konan
08 75 🇧🇷 Lucas Lima
09 75 🇩🇿 Ramy Bensebaini

 
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