FIFA 22 Fastest Defenders: Fastest Centre Backs (CB) to Sign in Career Mode

Here you will find all the fastest centre backs (CB) on FIFA 22 Career Mode.


Due to FIFA 22 Career Mode’s heavy emphasis on speed being the most consistent requirement for success, it is important that your defenders are able to keep up with the oppositions’ pacey strikers. As a result, having fast centre backs is the best way to counteract the many opponents’ game plans.

This article will be looking at the fastest centre backs on FIFA 22’s Career Mode, with Jeremiah St. Juste, Tyler Magloire, and Jetmir Haliti taking the top spots.


In order to be on this list, players need ratings of at least 72 sprint speed and 72 acceleration, and their main position needs to be centre back. Eligible players have then been sorted by their sprint speed rating on FIFA 22.

At the bottom of this article, you will find a full list of all of the fastest centre backs (CB) in FIFA 22.

Jeremiah St. Juste (91 Pace, 76 OVR)

Team: 1. FSV Mainz 05
Age: 24

Pace: 91
Sprint Speed: 94
Acceleration: 87
Skill Moves: Three Stars
Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 87 Acceleration, 85 Jumping

Topping the list as the fastest centre back on FIFA 22 is 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Jeremiah St. Juste, a player with ratings of 76 agility, 94 sprint speed, and 87 acceleration.


Not only is St. Juste the fastest centre back on FIFA 22, he also has impressive stats for defending, too, with 85 jumping, 80 interceptions, 79 defensive awareness, 78 standing tackle, and 76 sliding tackle. On top of that, the Dutch centre back has an 80 potential rating, and given that he is just 24 years old, he should be able to improve his stats and go close to fulfilling that potential.

Having joined his current club FSV Mainz 05 from Feyenoord in the summer of 2019, St. Juste has gone on to represent the Karnevalsverein 66 times, scoring three goals and assisting the same number for the club.

Jetmir Haliti (91 Pace, 61 OVR)

Team: AIK
Age: 24

Pace: 91
Sprint Speed: 91
Acceleration: 90
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 91 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 74 Agility


In second on the list is Jetmir Haliti. With blistering stats of 91 sprint speed, 90 acceleration, and 74 agility, Haliti is certainly no slouch.

Not only is it important to be fast when playing at centre back, but it is vital to be strong, too. With 72 strength, Haliti ticks this box, as well as having speed comparable to even the fastest of attackers on FIFA 22.

The Swedish born centre back, who plays internationally for Kosovo, plays his domestic football in the Swedish first division for AIK, with whom he signed a contract at the beginning of this year.

Tyler Magloire (89 Pace, 61 OVR)

Team: Blackburn Rovers
Age: 22

Pace: 89
Sprint Speed: 89
Acceleration: 89
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 89 Sprint Speed, 80 Strength

Next up is Tyler Magloire of the Blackburn Rovers, with 89 acceleration and 89 sprint speed. While he is fast, however, Magloire does only have an agility rating of 60.

A strong centre back with good jumping reach is what teams look for, and Magloire has a rating of 80 and 76 respectively for these stats.

Struggling for game time this season with Blackburn, Magloire has only played 119 minutes so far this campaign for The Riversiders and will be hoping for a run in the team to prove that he is more than just a speedster.

Maxence Lacroix (88 Pace, 79 OVR)

Team: VfL Wolfsburg
Age: 21

Pace: 88
Sprint Speed: 93
Acceleration: 81
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 93 Sprint Speed, 83 Strength, 83 Interceptions

Maxence Lacroix may not be the fastest on this list, but he is the best player. With 93 sprint speed and 81 acceleration he is a little slower than the aforementioned names, but the Frenchman still has more than enough speed to keep up with attackers.

With 83 interceptions, 83 defensive awareness, 83 strength, 78 standing tackle, and 74 sliding tackle, Lacroix is the highest rated and most complete defender on this list. A potential ability rating of 86 makes him a must-have on your FIFA 22 Career Mode.

Lacroix plays his football for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and is seen as an indispensable member of the team, which sits third in the league at the time of writing. Yet to earn his first senior cap for France, Lacroix will be hoping to catch the eye of head coach Didier Deschamps in the near future.

Takuma Ominami (87 Pace, 64 OVR)

Team: Kashiwa Reysol
Age: 23

Pace: 87
Sprint Speed: 92
Acceleration: 81
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 92 Sprint Speed, 85 Jumping, 82 Stamina

Now this is a player who really is all about speed. 23-year-old Takuma Ominami plays his football for Kasiwa Reysol in the Japanese first division, and has made a name for himself as one of the fastest players in the league.

With 58 agility, Ominami isn’t as agile as others on this list, but with 92 sprint speed and 81 acceleration, he makes up for it when running in a straight-line race with an attacker.

The rest of Ominami’s stats on FIFA 22 aren’t exactly head-turning, but he could be a player to buy if you are a lower league team looking for a decent player, or if you are simply looking for pace and nothing else in your Career Mode.

Maxim Leitsch (87 Pace, 72 OVR)

Team: VfL Bochum 1848
Age: 23

Pace: 87
Sprint Speed: 89
Acceleration: 84
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 89 Sprint Speed, 84 Acceleration, 75 Stand Tackle

German centre back Maxim Leitsch is the penultimate player on this list and has some decent stats to go along with his 59 agility, 89 sprint speed, and 84 acceleration.

Unlike some others on this list, Leitsch also has some good defensive stats. With 75 standing tackle, 74 defensive awareness, 73 interceptions, 72 sliding tackle, and a potential overall of 78, the VfL Bochum defender is an above average player with speed in abundance in FIFA 22.

Leitsch has been at VfL Bochum since his days in the youth academy, being part of the team which led the club to promotion from the second-tier of German football. He has, however, only made one appearance for the club so far this season.

Oumar Solet (86 Pace, 70 OVR)

Team: FC Red Bull Salzburg
Age: 21

Pace: 86
Sprint Speed: 89
Acceleration: 82
Skill Moves: Two Stars
Best Attributes: 89 Sprint Speed, 87 Strength, 82 Acceleration

Last to be featured in this article is young French centre back Oumar Solet, who plays for Austrian side FC Red Bull Salzburg. With 89 sprint speed, 82 acceleration, and 65 agility, the Melun native clocks in as one of the fastest centre backs on FIFA 22.

Solet also boasts good strength (87) and jumping (76), making him ideal for a sweeper role at the back, able to quickly snuff out any dangers and eradicate balls in behind your back line.

Having joined RB Salzburg in 2020 from French side Olympique Lyon, Solet has cemented himself into the Austrian side’s back line and is now seen as one of the first names on Matthias Jaissle’s team sheet. With a potential overall rating of 80, this pacey centre back would be a nice addition to any side on FIFA 22’s Career Mode.

All the fastest Centre Backs (CB) on FIFA 22 Career Mode

Below is a table which has been created for you to easily find the best centre backs in FIFA 22 Career Mode, sorted in order of their overall rating.

NamePaceAccelerationSprint SpeedOverallPotentialAgePositionTeam
Jeremiah St. Juste918794768024CB, RB1. FSV Mainz 05
Jetmir Haliti919091616824CB, RBAIK
Tyler Magloire  898989616922CB, RBBlackburn Rovers
Maxence Lacroix888193798621CBVfL Wolfsburg
Takuma Ominami 878192646923CBKashiwa Reysol
Maxim Leitsch878489727823CB, LBVfL Bochum 1848
Oumar Solet 868289708021CBFC Red Bull Salzburg
Lukas Klünter868389707425CB, RBHertha BSC
Lukas Klostermann   858189808425CB, RB, RWBRB Leipzig
Hassan Ramazani858386516619CB, LWBBrisbane Roar
Przemysław Wiśniewski857891677222CBGórnik Zabrze
Nnamdi Collins858386608217CBBorussia Dortmund
Steven Zellner848484666630CB1. FC Saarbrücken
Ben Godfrey837490778523CB, LBEverton
Éder Militão 838184828923CBReal Madrid
Jason Denayer838283808326CBOlympique Lyonnais
Ritchie De Laet838086757532CB, LB, RMRoyal Antwerp FC
Joško Gvardiol837887758719CB, LBRB Leipzig
Nouhou  838681687424CB, LBSeattle Sounders FC
Jurriën Timber  838086758620CB, RBAjax
Tiago Djaló 838184748221CBLOSC Lille
Timo Hübers838086717524CB1. FC Köln
Daniel Mikić828183646428CBSC Verl
Matheus Costa 828183687226CBClube Sport Marítimo
Sascha Mockenhaupt828084666629CBSV Wehen Wiesbaden
Núrio Fortuna828381707326CB, LB, LMKAA Gent
Fikayo Tomori827886798523CBMilan
Gédéon Kalulu828183687423CB, RBAC Ajaccio
Scott Kennedy 828083667224CBSSV Jahn Regensburg
Raphaël Varane827985868828CBManchester United
Anton Krivotsyuk828084657022CB, LBWisła Płock
Marco Ehmann828182647420CBDinamo Bucureşti
Koki Machida  827984677223CB, LBKashima Antlers
Jordan Teze828083748121CB, RBPSV
Ahmed Touba827885687423CBRKC Waalwijk

Use the list above to find all of all of the fastest centre backs in FIFA 22 Career Mode. Make sure that you use it in order to keep up with your opponents’ speedy attackers.

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