FIFA 23: Best African centre-backs

John Dennis

Good centre-backs are important when building your FIFA team. However, finding the best African centre-backs for your ultimate team may go a long way.

Luckily, we have enlisted the top centre-backs based on their skills and country. We’ve ranked them based on their rating. We’ve also provided their BIN and card type.

Here is a table showing the best African centre-backs in FIFA 23 and their lowest BIN:

RatingPlayerLowest BINPositionCard Type
87Kalidou Koulibaly9kCBRare Gold
81Evan Ndicka0.7kCBRare Gold
81Edmond Tapsoba0.7kCBRare Gold
79Chancel Mbemba0.7kCBRare Gold
79Samuel Umtiti0.4kCBCommon Gold
79Djene Dakonam0.6kCBCommon Gold
78Moussa Niakhaté7.4kCBRare Gold
78Aïssa Mandi0.4kCBCommon Gold
78Willy Boly0.45kCBCommon Gold
78Joseph Aidoo0.7kCBRare Gold

Here’s a detailed look at each of these players to determine further if they meet the profile you are looking for.

1. Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou is the ideal and the highest-rated African CB for your team. He plays for Al-Hilal SFC as a defender and the Senegal national football team.

The Senegalese player is known for his 82 points in pace and 88 in defence, making him the ideal African defender and centre-back in FIFA 23.

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His impressive ratings have earned him a place among the best African players in FIFA 23.

2. Evan Ndicka

The Ivorian centre-back footballer plays for AS Roma and the Ivory Coast National team. His overall ratings are contributed by his 80 points in pace and 81 in defence.

In addition, his 79 ratings in passing is also a great attribute for the footballer.

3. Edmond Tapsoba

Edmond Tapsoba playing
Edmond Tapsoba while playing for Bayer Leverkusen. Image: Twitter/FabrizioRomano

Edmond Tapsoba plays as the centre-back for Bayer Leverkusen and Burkina Faso National Team.

His speed and tactical are good, and he plays the wide centre-back position against quick attackers.

This and 83 points in defence make him the best CB in FIFA 23, as he can manoeuvre through opponents easily.

4. Chancel Mbemba

Chancel Mbemba Mangulu is a professional Congolese player who plays for Marseille and the DRC national team.

With his 80 points in defence and 81 in physique, he can also be your team’s best defender in Africa.

5. Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Yves Umtiti is another centre-back to sign for your team. The French footballer plays for the Ligue 1 LOSC Lille and is known for his defence skills, which is at 79 points.

He’s also good at tackling and ball control, thus earning him an average of 75 points.

6. Djene Dakonam

Djene Dakonam is a Togolese footballer who plays for the Togo national team and the Getafe CF. Besides playing as a centre-back, he can be a defensive midfielder and a right-back.

Despite being poor in shooting, he compensates it with defence skills of 79 points.

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7. Moussa Niakhaté

Moussa Niakhaté
Moussa Niakhaté plays for Premier League club, Nottingham Forest. Image:Twitter/ChrisWheatley

Moussa Niakhaté is a French-Senegalese footballer who plays centre-back for Nottingham Forest and the Senegal National team.

His ratings of 79 points in defence and pace make him ideal as an African centre-back for the ultimate team.

8. Aïssa Mandi

Aïssa Mandi is an Algerian footballer who plays for the Villarreal CF and the Algerian national team.

The Algerian footballer’s strengths include passing, with 72 points, and defence ratings of 79 points that help him clear the ball off the opponents.

9. Willy Boly

Willy Boly is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest and the Ivory Coast national team.

The French-Ivorian footballer is poor in speed and shooting. However, his 77 and 79 points in defence make him among the best African CBs in FIFA 23.

10. Joseph Aidoo

Joseph Aidoo is a Ghanaian footballer who plays centre-back for the RC Celta de Vigo and the Ghana national team.

He is among the best African centre-backs because of his 88 points in physique and 75-point ratings in both pacing and defence.

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