FIFA 23 Defenders: Fastest Centre Backs (CB) to Sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode

We have all the fastest centre backs (CB) on FIFA 23 Career Mode.


Everyone loves a player with good speed, especially when it comes to attacking players. However, speed is often overlooked when it comes to the centre back role, which is a shame considering how important speed is for defenders in FIFA 23.

The following article is a compilation of the fastest centre backs you can sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode, including Jetmir Haliti, Jeremiah St. Juste, and Tyler Jordan Magloire. 


The list is only made of players with at least 70 Agility, 72 Sprint Speed, and 72 Acceleration, so feel free to choose the defenders that suit your team best.

At the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of the fastest centre backs in FIFA 23.

7. Éder Militão (Pace 86  –  OVR 84)

Team: Real Madrid CF
Age: 24

Pace: 86


Sprint Speed: 88

Acceleration: 83

Skill Moves: Two Stars


Best Attributes: 88 Sprint Speed, 86 Interception, 86 Stamina

Éder Militão may not be the fastest player on this list with 86 Pace, 88 Sprint Speed, and 83 Acceleration, but he is one of the best centre backs you can sign.

Despite being highly rated for his 88 Sprint Speed, the Brazilian defender is exceptional at the back with his 86 Interception rating. The best thing about Militão is that he can maintain his pace for 90 minutes due to his 86 Stamina.

He first entered the European footballing scene after Portuguese side Porto signed him from Sao Paulo in 2018. After a short yet incredible season with Porto, he signed for Real Madrid for €50.0 million in the summer of 2019. 

Militão was quite productive as he scored two goals and registered three assists in 50 games for Real Madrid last season as the team won both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

6. Maxence Lacroix (Pace 87  –  OVR 77)

Team: VFL Wolfsburg
Age: 22

Pace: 87

Sprint Speed: 89

Acceleration: 85

Skill Moves: Two Stars

Best Attributes: 89 Sprint Speed, 85 Acceleration, 82 Strength

Frenchman Maxence Lacroix is a speedy defender coming out of the Bundesliga with 87 Pace, 89 Sprint Speed, and 85 Acceleration.

Lacroix is the perfect player if you are looking for a combination of speed and power. His 89 Sprint Speed and 85 Acceleration are backed with his 82 Strength, which is often useful in defending against physical strikers.

VFL Wolfsburg is the first club outside France Lacroix has ever played for, completing a move for just €5.0 million from his first professional club FC Sochaux in 2020. 

5. Phil Neumann (Pace 88 –  OVR 70)

Team: Hannover 96
Age: 24

Pace: 88

Sprint Speed: 92

Acceleration: 84

Skill Moves: Two Stars

Best Attributes: 92 Sprint Speed, 84 Acceleration, 81 Strength

Phil Neumann is a player you can’t overlook with his incredible 88 Pace, 92 Sprint Speed, and 84 Acceleration, making him one of the fastest centre backs you can sign from the Bundesliga.

He is a physical player who will not back down from a one-on-one duel and utilizes his 81 Strength, which works like a charm with his 92 Sprint Speed and 84 Acceleration.

 The 24-year-old defender spent his early days of football developing in Schalke 04’s youth academy before climbing his way up to professional football and completing a free transfer from Holstein Kiel to Hannover 96 in 2022.

Neumann was a key player for his former side Holstein Kiel. He appeared in 31 games in the 2021-22 season, scoring a goal and producing three assists, which is quite impressive considering how defensive his role is on the field. 

4. Tristan Blackmon (Pace 88 –  OVR 68)

Team: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Age: 25

Pace: 88

Sprint Speed: 89

Acceleration: 87

Skill Moves: Two Stars

Best Attributes: 89 Sprint Speed, 87 Acceleration, 81 Jumping

Tristan Blackmon, a 25-year-old United States international, is a talented defender with 88 Pace, 89 Sprint Speed, and 87 Acceleration. 

Blackmon is a fantastic defender to rely on when defending quick breaks with his 89 Sprint Speed and 87 Acceleration. His 81 Jumping also enables him to defend set pieces well. 

Blackmon is a player who has played for numerous sides in Major League Soccer, including LAFC. He is now playing for Vancouver Whitecaps FC after completing a €432,000 move from Charlotte.

Holding a key role for Vancouver Whitecaps since his first day, Blackmon played 28 games for the Canadian side last season and scored one goal.

3. Tyler Jordan Magloire (Pace 89 –  OVR 69)

Team: Northampton Town
Age: 23

Pace: 89

Sprint Speed: 89

Acceleration: 89

Skill Moves: Two Stars

Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 89 Sprint Speed, 80 Strength

Tyler Jordan Magloire may not play for a first-tier side, but his speed is second to none with 89 Pace, 89 Sprint Speed, and 89 Acceleration. 

The Northampton Town player is highly rated for his 89 Acceleration and 89 Sprint Speed, but do not underestimate his defending skills, particularly with the help of his 80 Strength. 

Magloire just completed a move from his boyhood club Blackburn Rovers to EFL League Two side Northampton Town in the summer of 2022 for an undisclosed fee, but his market value stands at €250,000. 

Tyler Magloire was not always the first choice when playing for Blackburn Rovers last season, but he played well when given the chance as he scored 2 goals in just 9 games in all competitions. 

2. Jetmir Haliti (Pace 90 –  OVR 68)

Team: Mjällby AIF
Age: 25

Pace: 90

Sprint Speed: 91

Acceleration: 89

Skill Moves: Two Stars

Best Attributes: 91 Sprint Speed, 89 Acceleration, 74 Agility

Jetmir Haliti is certainly not the most famous player on this list, but he earned his spot with his impressive 90 Pace, 91 Sprint Speed, and 89 Acceleration.

The 25-year-old defender’s game revolves around his 91 Sprint Speed and 89 Acceleration, which pairs well with his 74 Agility when it comes to defending against quick counterattacks. 

Haliti has spent his entire career in Sweden playing for multiple teams, including BK Olympic, Rosengård, AIK, and his current team, Mjällby AIF, who signed him on a loan from AIK earlier this year. 

1. Jeremiah St. Juste (Pace 93 –  OVR 76)

Team: Sporting CP
Age: 25

Pace: 93

Sprint Speed: 96

Acceleration: 90

Skill Moves: Three Stars

Best Attributes: 96 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 85 Jumping

Topping the list is Sporting CP’s Jeremiah St. Juste, a speedy defender with 93 Pace, 96 Sprint Speed, and 90 Acceleration.

St. Juste is one of the fastest centre backs you can sign in FIFA 23 Career mode with his 96 Sprint Speed and 90 Acceleration. Defensively, he is a specialist in the air due to his 85 Jumping. 

The Dutchman started his career playing for Heerenveen in his home country before moving to the Bundesliga with FSV Mainz 05 and then completing a move to top Portuguese side Sporting CP for €9.50m in 2022. 

Dealing with a shoulder injury for the majority of last season, St. Juste only got the chance to play nine times for FSV Mainz 05 in all competitions. He still managed to score one goal in the 48th minute against VFL Bochum. 

All of the fastest centre backs in FIFA 23 Career Mode

You can find the fastest defenders (CB) you can sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode below, all sorted according to the player’s pace. 

NAMEAGEOVAPOTTEAM & CONTRACTBPVALUEWAGEACCELERATIONSPRINT SPEEDPAC
Jeremiah St. Juste CB RB257680Sporting CP 2022 ~ 2026RB£8.2M£10K909693
Jetmir Haliti CB256165Mjällby AIF
Dec 31, 2022 ON LOAN
RB£344K£860899190
Tyler Magloire CB236267Northampton Town
2022 ~ 2025
CB£473K£3K898989
Tristan Blackmon CB RB256873Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2022 ~ 2023CB£1.4M£3K878988
Phil Neumann CB RB247075Hannover 96 2022 ~ 2022RB£1.9M£10K849288
Maxence Lacroix CB227786VfL Wolfsburg
2020 ~ 2025
CB£18.9M£29K858987
Éder Militão CB248489Real Madrid CF 2019 ~ 2025CB£49.5M£138K838886
Fikayo Tomori CB248490AC Milan
2021 ~ 2025
CB£52M£65K809086
Jawad El Yamiq CB307575Real Valladolid CF
2020 ~ 2024
CB£4M£17K848786
Lukas Klostermann CB RWB268082RB Leipzig
2014 ~ 2024
RB£19.8M£46K799186
Steven Zellner CB316666FC Saarbrücken
2017 ~ 2023
CB£495K£2K868485
Jordan Torunarigha CB LB247380KAA Gent
2022 ~ 2025
CB£4.7£12K828885
Nnamdi Collins CB186182Borussia Dortmund
2021 ~ 2023
CB£860K£2K838685
Jules Koundé CB238489FC Barcelona
2022 ~ 2027
CB£49.5M£129K858384
Lukas Klünter CB RWB267072DSC Arminia Bielefeld
2022 ~ 2023
CB£1.5M£9K838584
Matías Catalán CB RB297272Club Atlético Talleres
2021 ~ 2023
CB£1.7M£9K838584
Hiroki Ito CB CDM237277VfB Stuttgart
2022 ~ 2025
CDM£2.8M£12K818684
Przemysław Wiśniewski CB236774Venezia FC
2022 ~ 2025
CB£1.6M£2K818784
Oumar Solet CB227483FC Red Bull Salzburg
2020 ~ 2025
CB£7.7M£16K808683

Make sure your defense is able to deal with pacey attackers by signing one of the centre backs listed above. Also check out our guide on how to defend in FIFA 23.


Leonard

Leonard is an OG writer who focuses mainly on sports games like NBA 2K23 & FIFA23.
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