LIGUE 1 DEFENDERS

This page shows you the best FIFA 20 Ligue 1 Defenders (Centre Backs, Right Backs and Left Backs).

THE BEST FIFA 20 LIGUE 1 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.
On a centre back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and physical.

A player with good at defending will have higher chances of dispossessing the opponent and avoid him reaching his box. The physical attribute measures how likely the players are to win possession with their body.
87 Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
86 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
82 Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)
81 José Fonte (LOSC Lille)
81 Laurent Koscielny (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
80 Naldo (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
80 Kamil Glik (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
80 Loïc Perrin (AS Saint-Étienne)
79 Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain)
79 Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
79 Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais)
79 Nicolas Pallois (FC Nantes)
79 Dante (OGC Nice)
78 Marcelo (Olympique Lyonnais)
78 Guillermo Maripán (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
78 Adama Soumaoro (LOSC Lille)
78 Damien Da Silva (Stade Rennais FC)
78 Hilton (Montpellier Hérault SC)
78 Joachim Andersen (Olympique Lyonnais)
78 Christophe Hérelle (OGC Nice)
78 Álvaro (Olympique de Marseille)
78 Pedro Mendes (Montpellier Hérault SC)
77 Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
77 Pablo (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
76 Timothée Kolodziejczak (AS Saint-Étienne)
76 Malang Sarr (OGC Nice)
76 Duje Ćaleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille)
76 Anthony Briançon (Nîmes Olympique)
76 Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims)
76 Mexer (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
87 87 Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
86 86 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
82 81 Laurent Koscielny (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
81 82 Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)
81 81 José Fonte (LOSC Lille)
81 80 Naldo (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
81 80 Loïc Perrin (AS Saint-Étienne)
80 79 Dante (OGC Nice)
80 78 Hilton (Montpellier Hérault SC)
80 78 Pedro Mendes (Montpellier Hérault SC)
79 80 Kamil Glik (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
79 79 Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais)
79 79 Nicolas Pallois (FC Nantes)
79 77 Pablo (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
78 79 Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain)
78 79 Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
78 78 Guillermo Maripán (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
78 78 Damien Da Silva (Stade Rennais FC)
78 78 Joachim Andersen (Olympique Lyonnais)
78 78 Christophe Hérelle (OGC Nice)
77 78 Marcelo (Olympique Lyonnais)
77 78 Álvaro (Olympique de Marseille)
77 75 Stefan Mitrović (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
76 78 Adama Soumaoro (LOSC Lille)
76 77 Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
76 76 Timothée Kolodziejczak (AS Saint-Étienne)
76 76 Malang Sarr (OGC Nice)
76 76 Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims)
76 75 Jemerson (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
76 75 Romain Thomas (Angers SCO)
87 78 Marcelo (Olympique Lyonnais)
84 79 Nicolas Pallois (FC Nantes)
83 82 Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)
83 78 Adama Soumaoro (LOSC Lille)
82 80 Kamil Glik (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
80 77 Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
80 75 Ismaël Traoré (Angers SCO)
79 78 Pedro Mendes (Montpellier Hérault SC)
79 78 Guillermo Maripán (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
79 78 Joachim Andersen (Olympique Lyonnais)
79 76 Timothée Kolodziejczak (AS Saint-Étienne)
79 76 Duje Ćaleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille)
79 76 Anthony Briançon (Nîmes Olympique)
79 75 Lamine Koné (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
78 87 Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
78 79 Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais)
78 78 Álvaro (Olympique de Marseille)
78 76 Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims)
78 75 Jérémy Morel (Stade Rennais FC)
78 75 Joris Gnagnon (Stade Rennais FC)
77 86 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
77 77 Pablo (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
77 76 Mexer (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
77 75 Stefan Mitrović (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
77 75 Gen Shoji (Toulouse Football Club)
76 81 José Fonte (LOSC Lille)
76 80 Loïc Perrin (AS Saint-Étienne)
76 79 Dante (OGC Nice)
76 79 Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain)
76 79 Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
80 75 Gen Shoji (Toulouse Football Club)
77 79 Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
77 76 Timothée Kolodziejczak (AS Saint-Étienne)
76 77 Alexander Djiku (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
75 82 Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)
75 79 Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais)
74 86 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
74 79 Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain)
71 78 Álvaro (Olympique de Marseille)
70 76 Malang Sarr (OGC Nice)
70 75 Boubacar Kamara (Olympique de Marseille)
67 75 Jérémy Morel (Stade Rennais FC)
65 75 Jemerson (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
64 78 Christophe Hérelle (OGC Nice)
64 76 Duje Ćaleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille)
63 78 Pedro Mendes (Montpellier Hérault SC)
62 87 Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
62 75 Joris Gnagnon (Stade Rennais FC)
60 81 Laurent Koscielny (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
60 78 Adama Soumaoro (LOSC Lille)
60 78 Joachim Andersen (Olympique Lyonnais)
60 76 Anthony Briançon (Nîmes Olympique)
60 76 Mexer (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
59 78 Damien Da Silva (Stade Rennais FC)
58 77 Pablo (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
56 75 Lamine Koné (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
53 80 Naldo (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
52 80 Loïc Perrin (AS Saint-Étienne)
52 75 Daniel Congré (Montpellier Hérault SC)
51 78 Marcelo (Olympique Lyonnais)
A good way to see how unbalanced is this league is to look at the centre backs. The best four play all for the same club: Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos is our favourite but Kimpembe and Thiago Silva are also great choices.

There are several good defenders but most of them are too slow. For low-budget squads, we suggest Diallo and Djiku.
01 86 🇧🇷 Marquinhos
02 82 🇫🇷 Presnel Kimpembe
03 87 🇧🇷 Thiago Silva
04 79 🇫🇷 Abdou Diallo
05 77 🇫🇷 Alexander Djiku
06 79 🇧🇪 Jason Denayer
07 76 🇫🇷 Thimothée Kolodziejczak
08 75 🇯🇵 Gen Shoji
09 78 🇪🇸 Álvaro
10 81 🇫🇷 Laurent Koscielny

THE BEST FIFA 20 LIGUE 1 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.
Defending and pace are very important attributes for any right back.

As defenders that they are, they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding. A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces need to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team.
82 Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain)
79 Ruben Aguilar (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
79 Léo Dubois (Olympique Lyonnais)
79 Kenny Lala (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
79 Mathieu Debuchy (AS Saint-Étienne)
78 Hiroki Sakai (Olympique de Marseille)
78 Rafael (Olympique Lyonnais)
77 Youcef Atal (OGC Nice)
77 Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyonnais)
76 Mehmet Zeki Çelik (LOSC Lille)
75 Kelvin Amian (Toulouse Football Club)
75 Benjamin Henrichs (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
75 Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennais FC)
75 Youssouf Sabaly (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
75 Thomas Foket (Stade de Reims)
75 Bouna Sarr (Olympique de Marseille)
78 82 Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain)
78 79 Mathieu Debuchy (AS Saint-Étienne)
78 77 Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyonnais)
77 79 Léo Dubois (Olympique Lyonnais)
76 78 Hiroki Sakai (Olympique de Marseille)
75 79 Ruben Aguilar (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
75 78 Rafael (Olympique Lyonnais)
75 75 Kelvin Amian (Toulouse Football Club)
74 79 Kenny Lala (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
73 76 Mehmet Zeki Çelik (LOSC Lille)
73 75 Youssouf Sabaly (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
72 75 Benjamin Henrichs (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
72 75 Thomas Foket (Stade de Reims)
71 77 Youcef Atal (OGC Nice)
71 75 Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennais FC)
71 75 Bouna Sarr (Olympique de Marseille)
88 77 Youcef Atal (OGC Nice)
84 79 Ruben Aguilar (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
82 75 Bouna Sarr (Olympique de Marseille)
81 76 Mehmet Zeki Çelik (LOSC Lille)
81 75 Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennais FC)
79 82 Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain)
79 79 Kenny Lala (RC Strasbourg Alsace)
79 78 Rafael (Olympique Lyonnais)
78 78 Hiroki Sakai (Olympique de Marseille)
78 75 Kelvin Amian (Toulouse Football Club)
77 75 Thomas Foket (Stade de Reims)
76 77 Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyonnais)
76 75 Benjamin Henrichs (AS Monaco Football Club SA)
74 79 Léo Dubois (Olympique Lyonnais)
74 75 Youssouf Sabaly (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
69 79 Mathieu Debuchy (AS Saint-Étienne)
There are no good options for the right side of the defence. Meunier is the best one, but if you want someone faster you may try Atal or even Aguilar.
01 82 🇧🇪 Thomas Meunier
02 77 🇩🇿 Youcef Atal
03 79 🇫🇷 Ruben Aguilar
04 78 🇧🇷 Rafael
05 76 🇹🇷 Mehmet Zeki Çelik
06 77 🇳🇱 Kenny Tete
07 79 🇫🇷 Kenny Lala
08 78 🇯🇵 Hiroki Sakai
09 75 🇫🇷 Bouna Sarr
10 79 🇫🇷 Léo Dubois

THE BEST FIFA 20 LIGUE 1 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.
Defending and pace are very important attributes for any left back.

As defenders that they are, they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding. A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces need to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team.
80 Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain)
77 Marçal (Olympique Lyonnais)
77 Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain)
75 Ghislain Konan (Stade de Reims)
75 Youssouf Koné (Olympique Lyonnais)
76 77 Marçal (Olympique Lyonnais)
74 80 Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain)
74 77 Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain)
71 75 Youssouf Koné (Olympique Lyonnais)
70 75 Ghislain Konan (Stade de Reims)
84 75 Youssouf Koné (Olympique Lyonnais)
82 80 Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain)
81 75 Ghislain Konan (Stade de Reims)
77 77 Marçal (Olympique Lyonnais)
73 77 Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain)
Fullbacks are definitely not the best players playing in Ligue 1. Bernat is clearly the best LB. If for some reason you cannot use him, we suggest you Marçal or Koné. Kurzawa is also an option but only if you don’t need a fast defender.
01 80 🇪🇸 Bernat
02 77 🇧🇷 Marçal
03 75 🇲🇱 Youssouf Koné
04 77 🇫🇷 Layvin Kurzawa
05 75 🇨🇮 Ghislain Konan