Best FIFA 14 Defenders
- Here, we will take a look at some of the best centre-backs in FIFA 14. The game offers a wide array of players to choose from for various positions. E ...
Here, we will take a look at some of the best FIFA 14 defenders. The game offers a wide array of players to choose from for various positions. Every player has a certain role that he has to stick to, in order for the team to get the desired results. Every player has a certain trait that builds him into a pivot for driving his team forward. Normally, it’s the attackers who don the role of being at the helm of every impressive performance in the game due to their immense flair. But there are some defenders who can turn the game around with their work in the first line of defence. Where the fullbacks have the freedom to go forward, centre-backs have been instrumental in deterring many potential attacks while distributing the ball forward for the attackers to make their presence felt in front of the opposition goal. So, let’s go through some of these prolific centre backs in the game.
#5. Sergio Ramos
The Real Madrid captain has been on the money for many of the Merengues’ performances over the recent years, also being a stalwart in the Spanish defence for quite a long time. Employed as a right back in a secondary role, Ramos carries his leadership quality into the game as well due to the difference that one can see in the game due to his influence. Another trait that he carries from reality to the game is his heading accuracy which has left many gamers licking their lips about the prospect of keeping him in the opponent’s box during a setpiece. His interceptions are his primary defensive trait which are instrumental in setting up various counter-attacks. Having the potential to reach a rating of 89 from an already high rating of 86, this centre-back is a must buy for any team.
#4. Vincent Kompany
The Manchester City captain is another leader who is influential in both the game and on a real football pitch. Having a really high rating for tackling and interceptions, Kompany is also a force to be reckoned in the air with his fantastic set-piece prowess. Also, he has a certain pace to him which is quite unlike any defender, allowing him to act as a cover for any centre-back rushing forward to help with the final third. Having an overall rating of 86 and a potential of 88, the Belgium centre-back is an indomitable force to be dealt with for any opposition manager.
#3. Gerard Pique
The former Manchester United player currently plays for Barcelona in the La Liga. Having an overall rating of 86 which can potentially rise up to a beastly figure of 91, he has an amazing knack for playing sumptuous balls to the midfield which he displays in the game too, with a comparatively unusual rating of 84. Even his short passing skills are pretty much what any decent midfielder has, and with some intriguing stats in relation to his strength and interceptions, he’s an all round product in the list of some top quality players in the game.
#2. Thiago Silva
Being the second-highest expensive defender in football history, Silva is a master of interceptions, leadership, headers and counter-attacks from the back. Enough said? Oh, not yet. The PSG centre-back has also a highly impressive rating of 91 for marking, making him one of the ideal choices to man mark a player whom the manager considers a huge threat for the game. Also, he provides some immensely attractive business, particularly to a manger managing any other club apart from Manchester United as the Red Devils can offer upto 40 million for the defender after just one season – A remarkable fee for a defender in the game. Having an overall rating of 87 which can rise till 89, the Brazilian centre-back is a stupendous defender in the game.
#1. Nemanja Vidic
The Serbian international had been a rock in the defence of the Red Devils, along with Rio Ferdinand, for quite a long time. Touted as being one of the best defensive partnerships in the past, these two have complemented each other with some dangerous ease, unsettling the opposition attacks. After Ferdinand’s decline, Vidic has still managed to recuperate his form, even if age has prevented him from playing freely. Therefore, his overall rating of 88 rarely rises up. But being another leader who has carved a definite niche for himself in his marking and heading prowess, Vidic is a force to be considered in an extremely serious manner, both in one’s own defensive area and the opponent’s box.Published 30 Jun 2014, 16:24 IST