FIFA 21 Bundesliga Defenders

BUNDESLIGA DEFENDERS

THE BEST FIFA 21 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.
David Alaba AustriaFC Bayern
Lukas Klostermann GermanyRB Leipzig
Lucas Hernández FranceFC Bayern
Dayot Upamecano FranceRB Leipzig
Mats Hummels GermanyBor Dortmund
Niklas Süle GermanyFC Bayern
Jérôme Boateng GermanyFC Bayern
Łukasz Piszczek PolandBor Dortmund
Martin Hinteregger AustriaE Frankfurt
Ibrahima Konaté FranceRB Leipzig
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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.
Mats Hummels GermanyBor Dortmund86
David Alaba AustriaFC Bayern84
Niklas Süle GermanyFC Bayern84
Jérôme Boateng GermanyFC Bayern82
Lucas Hernández FranceFC Bayern82
Matthias Ginter GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach82
Sven Bender GermanyB Leverkusen81
Lukas Klostermann GermanyRB Leipzig80
Łukasz Piszczek PolandBor Dortmund80
Martin Hinteregger AustriaE Frankfurt80
Dan-Axel Zagadou FranceBor Dortmund79
Dayot Upamecano FranceRB Leipzig79
Jonathan Tah GermanyB Leverkusen79
Salif Sané SenegalFC Schalke 0479
Willi Orban HungaryRB Leipzig79
Edmond Tapsoba Burkina FasoB Leverkusen78
Ibrahima Konaté FranceRB Leipzig78
Manuel Akanji SwitzerlandBor Dortmund78
Nico Elvedi SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach78
Benjamin Hübner Germany1899 Hoffenheim77
Benjamin Stambouli FranceFC Schalke 0477
Dedryck Boyata BelgiumHertha BSC77
Kevin Vogt Germany1899 Hoffenheim77
Matija Nastasić SerbiaFC Schalke 0477
Ozan Kabak TurkeyFC Schalke 0477
86Mats Hummels GermanyBor Dortmund89
84Niklas Süle GermanyFC Bayern85
82Matthias Ginter GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach85
81Sven Bender GermanyB Leverkusen84
84David Alaba AustriaFC Bayern83
82Lucas Hernández FranceFC Bayern83
82Jérôme Boateng GermanyFC Bayern82
80Lukas Klostermann GermanyRB Leipzig82
80Łukasz Piszczek PolandBor Dortmund81
80Martin Hinteregger AustriaE Frankfurt81
79Dan-Axel Zagadou FranceBor Dortmund81
79Willi Orban HungaryRB Leipzig81
77Benjamin Hübner Germany1899 Hoffenheim81
79Jonathan Tah GermanyB Leverkusen80
79Salif Sané SenegalFC Schalke 0480
78Ibrahima Konaté FranceRB Leipzig80
78Manuel Akanji SwitzerlandBor Dortmund80
78Nico Elvedi SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach80
76Robin Knoche Germany1. FC Union Berlin80
79Dayot Upamecano FranceRB Leipzig79
77Benjamin Stambouli FranceFC Schalke 0479
77Matija Nastasić SerbiaFC Schalke 0479
76Jeffrey Gouweleeuw NetherlandsFC Augsburg79
75Stefan Posch Austria1899 Hoffenheim79
78Edmond Tapsoba Burkina FasoB Leverkusen78
77Dedryck Boyata BelgiumHertha BSC83
80Martin Hinteregger AustriaE Frankfurt82
84Niklas Süle GermanyFC Bayern81
79Dan-Axel Zagadou FranceBor Dortmund81
79Jonathan Tah GermanyB Leverkusen81
79Salif Sané SenegalFC Schalke 0481
79Dayot Upamecano FranceRB Leipzig81
76Marin Pongračić CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg81
79Willi Orban HungaryRB Leipzig80
82Lucas Hernández FranceFC Bayern79
82Jérôme Boateng GermanyFC Bayern79
77Ozan Kabak TurkeyFC Schalke 0479
76Ermin Bičakčić Bosnia And Herzegovina1899 Hoffenheim79
75Dominique Heintz GermanySCFreiburg79
82Matthias Ginter GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach78
80Łukasz Piszczek PolandBor Dortmund78
78Ibrahima Konaté FranceRB Leipzig78
78Edmond Tapsoba Burkina FasoB Leverkusen78
75Moussa Niakhaté France1. FSV Mainz 0578
86Mats Hummels GermanyBor Dortmund77
81Sven Bender GermanyB Leverkusen77
80Lukas Klostermann GermanyRB Leipzig77
77Kevin Vogt Germany1899 Hoffenheim77
76David Abraham ArgentinaE Frankfurt77
75Karim Rekik NetherlandsHertha BSC77
80Lukas Klostermann GermanyRB Leipzig84
84David Alaba AustriaFC Bayern77
82Lucas Hernández FranceFC Bayern77
79Dayot Upamecano FranceRB Leipzig77
78Manuel Akanji SwitzerlandBor Dortmund77
76Niklas Stark GermanyHertha BSC75
75Moussa Niakhaté France1. FSV Mainz 0575
78Ibrahima Konaté FranceRB Leipzig74
78Edmond Tapsoba Burkina FasoB Leverkusen74
76David Abraham ArgentinaE Frankfurt74
75Jordan Torunarigha GermanyHertha BSC74
78Nico Elvedi SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach73
75Sebastiaan Bornauw Belgium1. FC Köln73
80Łukasz Piszczek PolandBor Dortmund72
77Ozan Kabak TurkeyFC Schalke 0472
76John Brooks USAVfL Wolfsburg72
80Martin Hinteregger AustriaE Frankfurt71
77Dedryck Boyata BelgiumHertha BSC71
76Marin Pongračić CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg71
76Jeffrey Gouweleeuw NetherlandsFC Augsburg71
82Jérôme Boateng GermanyFC Bayern70
77Kevin Vogt Germany1899 Hoffenheim70
76Ömer Toprak TurkeyWerder Bremen70
84Niklas Süle GermanyFC Bayern69
77Matija Nastasić SerbiaFC Schalke 0469
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Defenders
Alaba and Klostermann are, in our opinion, the best centre-backs playing in Germany. Both defend very well but, while the Bayern defender is a complete player (80+ in passing, dribbling and defence), Klostermann standouts by his amazing pace. He is the fastest gold CB of the entire game.

Lucas Hernández and Upamecano are the best alternatives. Our preference goes to the first one but his high/high work rates are far to be good. If you feel more comfortable, the young player from RB Leipzig may be a better option.

Hummels is too slow for most of the players. We only recommend him for teams with three centre backs. In this case, the pace of the central CB is not so important.

THE BEST FIFA 21 BUNDESLIGA RIGHT 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.
Kevin Mbabu SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg
Nordi Mukiele FranceRB Leipzig
Santiago Arias ColombiaB Leverkusen
Thomas Meunier BelgiumBor Dortmund
Stefan Lainer AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach
Bouna Sarr FranceFC Bayern
Danny da Costa GermanyE Frankfurt
Jonathan Schmid FranceSCFreiburg
Benjamin Pavard FranceFC Bayern
Lars Bender GermanyB Leverkusen
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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.
Lars Bender GermanyB Leverkusen82
Benjamin Pavard FranceFC Bayern81
Santiago Arias ColombiaB Leverkusen81
Thomas Meunier BelgiumBor Dortmund81
Nordi Mukiele FranceRB Leipzig80
Pavel Kadeřábek Czech Republic1899 Hoffenheim80
Stefan Lainer AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach80
Kevin Mbabu SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg79
Danny da Costa GermanyE Frankfurt78
Bouna Sarr FranceFC Bayern77
Jonathan Schmid FranceSCFreiburg77
Benjamin Henrichs GermanyRB Leipzig76
Mitchell Weiser GermanyB Leverkusen76
Theodor Gebre Selassie Czech RepublicWerder Bremen76
William BrazilVfL Wolfsburg76
Christopher Trimmel Austria1. FC Union Berlin75
Daniel Brosinski Germany1. FSV Mainz 0575
Deyovaisio Zeefuik NetherlandsHertha BSC75
Peter Pekarík SlovakiaHertha BSC75
82Lars Bender GermanyB Leverkusen84
81Benjamin Pavard FranceFC Bayern81
80Nordi Mukiele FranceRB Leipzig80
81Santiago Arias ColombiaB Leverkusen77
81Thomas Meunier BelgiumBor Dortmund77
76Theodor Gebre Selassie Czech RepublicWerder Bremen76
78Danny da Costa GermanyE Frankfurt75
80Pavel Kadeřábek Czech Republic1899 Hoffenheim74
79Kevin Mbabu SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg74
80Stefan Lainer AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach73
76Benjamin Henrichs GermanyRB Leipzig73
75Peter Pekarík SlovakiaHertha BSC73
76Mitchell Weiser GermanyB Leverkusen72
76William BrazilVfL Wolfsburg72
75Christopher Trimmel Austria1. FC Union Berlin72
75Daniel Brosinski Germany1. FSV Mainz 0572
75Deyovaisio Zeefuik NetherlandsHertha BSC72
77Bouna Sarr FranceFC Bayern71
77Jonathan Schmid FranceSCFreiburg69
79Kevin Mbabu SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg89
80Nordi Mukiele FranceRB Leipzig83
77Bouna Sarr FranceFC Bayern81
81Santiago Arias ColombiaB Leverkusen81
80Stefan Lainer AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach80
77Jonathan Schmid FranceSCFreiburg79
75Deyovaisio Zeefuik NetherlandsHertha BSC77
81Thomas Meunier BelgiumBor Dortmund77
75Daniel Brosinski Germany1. FSV Mainz 0576
76Benjamin Henrichs GermanyRB Leipzig75
78Danny da Costa GermanyE Frankfurt75
80Pavel Kadeřábek Czech Republic1899 Hoffenheim74
76Mitchell Weiser GermanyB Leverkusen73
76William BrazilVfL Wolfsburg73
81Benjamin Pavard FranceFC Bayern69
75Christopher Trimmel Austria1. FC Union Berlin69
76Theodor Gebre Selassie Czech RepublicWerder Bremen66
75Peter Pekarík SlovakiaHertha BSC63
82Lars Bender GermanyB Leverkusen60
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Defenders
Kimmich and Piszczek were the best Bundesliga right-backs in the last years but now they play in other positions. It means that this league doesn’t have any top-quality player to play on the right side of the defence. Mbabu and Mukiele are, in our opinion, the two best. The first one is faster and attacks better, while the other is more suitable if you want more focus on the defence.

Arias and Meunier are decent alternatives. If you want someone to just stay on the back, Lars Bender may be an interesting choice. He is very slow, so he can only be used in certain circunstances.

THE BEST FIFA 21 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.
Alphonso Davies CanadaFC Bayern
Jérôme Roussillon FranceVfL Wolfsburg
Nico Schulz GermanyBor Dortmund
Christian Günter GermanySCFreiburg
Daley Sinkgraven NetherlandsB Leverkusen
Angeliño SpainRB Leipzig
Marcel Halstenberg GermanyRB Leipzig
Jetro Willems NetherlandsE Frankfurt
Maximilian Mittelstädt GermanyHertha BSC
Iago BrazilFC Augsburg
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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.
Marcel Halstenberg GermanyRB Leipzig82
Alphonso Davies CanadaFC Bayern81
Angeliño SpainRB Leipzig80
Jérôme Roussillon FranceVfL Wolfsburg80
Nico Schulz GermanyBor Dortmund80
Ramy Bensebaini AlgeriaBorussia Mönchengladbach79
Christian Günter GermanySCFreiburg78
Daley Sinkgraven NetherlandsB Leverkusen77
Jetro Willems NetherlandsE Frankfurt77
Wendell BrazilB Leverkusen77
Ludwig Augustinsson SwedenWerder Bremen76
Marvin Plattenhardt GermanyHertha BSC76
Maximilian Mittelstädt GermanyHertha BSC76
Aarón Spain1. FSV Mainz 0575
Bastian Oczipka GermanyFC Schalke 0475
Iago BrazilFC Augsburg75
Oscar Wendt SwedenBorussia Mönchengladbach75
Robert Skov Denmark1899 Hoffenheim75
82Marcel Halstenberg GermanyRB Leipzig81
79Ramy Bensebaini AlgeriaBorussia Mönchengladbach77
81Alphonso Davies CanadaFC Bayern76
80Jérôme Roussillon FranceVfL Wolfsburg76
80Angeliño SpainRB Leipzig75
75Bastian Oczipka GermanyFC Schalke 0474
75Oscar Wendt SwedenBorussia Mönchengladbach74
80Nico Schulz GermanyBor Dortmund73
78Christian Günter GermanySCFreiburg73
77Daley Sinkgraven NetherlandsB Leverkusen73
76Marvin Plattenhardt GermanyHertha BSC73
76Maximilian Mittelstädt GermanyHertha BSC73
77Wendell BrazilB Leverkusen72
77Jetro Willems NetherlandsE Frankfurt72
75Aarón Spain1. FSV Mainz 0572
76Ludwig Augustinsson SwedenWerder Bremen71
75Iago BrazilFC Augsburg71
75Robert Skov Denmark1899 Hoffenheim64
81Alphonso Davies CanadaFC Bayern96
80Jérôme Roussillon FranceVfL Wolfsburg88
80Nico Schulz GermanyBor Dortmund87
78Christian Günter GermanySCFreiburg84
77Daley Sinkgraven NetherlandsB Leverkusen79
75Robert Skov Denmark1899 Hoffenheim79
76Maximilian Mittelstädt GermanyHertha BSC78
75Iago BrazilFC Augsburg78
77Jetro Willems NetherlandsE Frankfurt75
77Wendell BrazilB Leverkusen74
80Angeliño SpainRB Leipzig73
79Ramy Bensebaini AlgeriaBorussia Mönchengladbach69
76Ludwig Augustinsson SwedenWerder Bremen68
75Aarón Spain1. FSV Mainz 0567
82Marcel Halstenberg GermanyRB Leipzig66
76Marvin Plattenhardt GermanyHertha BSC66
75Bastian Oczipka GermanyFC Schalke 0466
75Oscar Wendt SwedenBorussia Mönchengladbach62
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Defenders
Alphonso Davies is, in our opinion (and probably almost everyone’s opinion), the best left-back playing in Bundesliga. He is the one with the best pace and dribbling stats. Roussillon is a decent alternative to him. He’s very fast and consistent on both attack and defence.

Schulz and Günter are also decent choices. The first one is better but doesn’t justify such a big price difference. Halstenberg is who defends better but don’t count with him on the attack despite his high attacking work rate. He’s too slow for a fullback.