FIFA 21 Career Mode: Best Right Backs (RB & RWB)

Do you need to reinforce down the right flank to stave off those pesky left wingers? Check out FIFA 21’s best RB and RWB players in Career Mode.

As is the case with the left-sided full backs, the right back and right wing-back position have famously been underrated by EA Sports over the years.

This year, it’s much of the same, with only six right backs in world football deemed to have an overall rating of 84 or higher, with the best at 87 OVR to start FIFA 21.

On this page, you’ll find a list of all of the top-rated right backs and right wing-backs of FIFA 21, just below the five featured best players at RB and RWB.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (87 OVR)

Team: Liverpool
Age: 22
Overall Rating: 87
Nationality: English
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Crossing, 89 Long Passing, 88 Curve

Over the last five years – although, less so during the previous two seasons – Jurgen Klopp has meticulously signed players to build a squad in his image. What he probably didn’t expect, however, was an academy player to quickly break into the ranks.

After being teased into the side in the 2016/17 season, Trent Alexander-Arnold cemented himself as Klopp’s go-to right back from the start of the 2017/18 campaign, remaining there as one of Liverpool’s most dependable and exciting players ever since.

Last season, the whippet down the right wing was solid defensively but also put up strong attacking stats, claiming four goals and 15 assists from right back in 49 games.

The 22-year-old stands as FIFA 21’s joint-best full back and the game’s best RB, toting an 87 overall rating.

Alexander-Arnold is a very well-rounded player in the game, thanks to attributes like 93 crossing, 89 long passing, 88 curve, 82 interceptions, 88 stamina, and 83 standing tackle.

Daniel Carvajal (86 OVR)

Team: Real Madrid
Age: 28
Overall Rating: 86
Nationality: Spanish
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 89 Stamina, 85 Sliding Tackle, 84 Crossing

Born in Leganés, developed in Madrid, Daniel Carvajal came through the youth ranks of the Santiago Bernabéu only to be signed by Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, and then brought straight back to Real Madrid in the following season via his buy-back clause.

Now, the right-back has amassed 279 appearances for the Spanish giants, despite nearly yearly battles with injury, managing to feature in 42 matches last season, scoring once and teeing-up eight more.

In FIFA 21, Carvajal boasts a high work rate in attack and defence to accompany his lofty (for a full back) overall rating of 86.

The Spaniard’s attribute ratings are very balanced, with his 89 stamina, 84 aggression, 85 sliding tackle, 84 reactions, 84 ball control, 84 crossing, and 83 short passing being among his highest-rated skills.

Ricardo Pereira (85 OVR)

Team: Leicester City
Age: 27
Overall Rating: 85
Nationality: Portuguese
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 88 Stamina, 85 Reactions, 84 Acceleration

Ricardo Pereira is proving to be one of Leicester City’s best signings since they won the Premier League in 2016, dominating the right side defensively and in attack.

Putting in Player of the Season-grade performances throughout 2019/20, which included four goals and three assists, the Lisboa-native’s season was cut short due to a cruciate ligament injury that he was still recovering from when the new season got underway.

It’s not often that EA Sports give strong ratings to players not at clubs contending in the Champions League, but Pereira is fully deserving of his lofty ranking among full backs at 85 OVR.

A high defensive and attacking work rate, the Foxes’ full back boasts 84 acceleration, 83 sprint speed, 83 short passing, 85 reactions, 88 stamina, 83 sliding tackle, and 84 standing tackle.

Kyle Walker (85 OVR)

Team: Manchester City
Age: 30
Overall Rating: 85
Nationality: English
Weak Foot: Two-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 89 Stamina

After a rather successful spell at centre back for club and country, Kyle Walker returned to his familiar settings at right back.

Still Pep Guardiola’s go-to full back, the City speedster put together 42 games, six assists, and a goal in the 2019/20 campaign.

Any full back in FIFA 21 coming up against a decent team will struggle unless they boast lofty speed and tackling stats which, luckily, Walker has bundles of in the game.

The English defender comes with 90 acceleration and 94 sprint speed, meaning that he can keep up with just about any surging winger. When he’s there with them, the 83 standing tackle and 82 sliding tackle will usually get the job done.

Jesús Navas (84 OVR)

Team: Manchester City
Age: 35
Overall Rating: 84
Nationality: Spanish
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 90 Acceleration, 84 Sprint Speed, 84 Dribbling

During his first spell with Sevilla – the club which developed him – Jesús Navas was a right winger. After he transferred to Manchester City in 2013, he remained a right winger.

Over the last few seasons back in the Andalucian capital, however, he’s transformed into a right back. Still playing the occasional game higher up the pitch, Navas has proven himself to be a competent defender, and now also wears the captain’s armband for his club.

Navas has always been known for his blistering pace, which FIFA 21 retains as one of the 35-year-old’s strengths in the game.

The Sevilla full back has been given a very well-rounded set of attribute ratings for Career Mode, highlighted by his 90 acceleration, 84 sprint speed, 83 crossing, 84 dribbling, 83 ball control, and 81 marking.

All the Best Right Backs (RWB & RB) in FIFA 21

Here’s the list of all of the best RB and RWB players in FIFA 21, arranged by their overall ratings at the start of Career Mode.

NameOverallAgePositionTeamBest Attributes
Trent Alexander-Arnold8722RBLiverpool93 Crossing, 89 Long Passing, 88 Curve
Daniel Carvajal8628RBReal Madrid89 Stamina, 85 Sliding Tackle, 84 Ball Control
Ricardo Pereira8527RBLeicester City88 Stamina, 85 Reactions, 84 Acceleration
Kyle Walker8530RBManchester City94 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 89 Stamina
Jesús Navas8435RBSevilla90 Acceleration, 84 Sprint Speed, 84 Dribbling
César Azpilicueta8431RBChelsea86 Aggression, 86 Reactions, 85 Marking
Kieran Trippier8330RBAtlético Madrid88 Stamina, 86 Crossing, 86 Curve
Sergi Roberto8328RBFC Barcelona92 Stamina, 84 Short Passing, 83 Crossing
João Cancelo8326RBManchester City90 Stamina, 85 Dribbling, 84 Ball Control
Nélson Semedo8327RBWolverhampton Wanderers93 Speed, 92 Stamina, 91 Acceleration
Aaron Wan-Bissaka8323RBManchester United90 Sliding Tackle, 88 Sprint Speed, 85 Standing Tackle
Lars Bender8231RBBayer Leverkusen87 Marking, 85 Reactions, 85 Interceptions
Mário Fernandes8230RWBCSKA Moscow87 Stamina, 84 Jumping, 84 Sprint Speed
Juan Cuadrado8132RBJuventus91 Agility, 90 Dribbling, 90 Sprint Speed
Matt Doherty8128RWBTottenham Hotspur93 Stamina, 82 Jumping, 81 Reactions
Thomas Meunier8129RBBorussia Dortmund92 Stamina, 85 Strength, 81 Crossing
Alessandro Florenzi8129RBParis Saint-Germain87 Volleys, 86 Stamina, 86 Agility
Santiago Arias8128RBAtlético Madrid93 Stamina, 85 Sprint Speed, 81 Jumping
Capa8128RBAthletic Bilbao93 Stamina, 86 Balance, 86 Aggression
Benjamin Pavard8124RBBayern Munich86 Jumping, 84 Interceptions, 82 Heading Accuracy

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