FIFA 19: Fastest Defenders (CB, RB & LB)


Pace at the back can be your get out of jail free card on FIFA 19's Career Mode, especially if you're a team who plays possession football. If you get caught with the ball, you will be susceptible on the counter-attack, so having a rapid defender that can come to your aid and make that last-ditch tackle or interception is vital.

RealSport looks at the fastest defenders on FIFA 19. We have looked at sprint speed (SPD) and acceleration (ACL) to determine the quickest players on the game.

Fastest centre backs (CB)

Pacey centre backs (CBs) are hard to come by with just 13 men having sprint speed and acceleration stats of 80 or higher. 

Jorgen Skjelvik (SPD 92 – ACL 90)

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Age: 27

Overall: 66

Potential: 68

Positions: CB

Club: LA Galaxy

Country: Norway

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Speed stats: 92 sprint speed, 90 acceleration, 73 agility

Cost: £800,000

Wage: £2,000 a week

The quickest centre back on the game is LA Galaxy man Jorgen Skjelvik. The 27-year-old has plenty of experience, having played over 130 games in the Norwegian top flight before heading Stateside. With 31 MLS appearances under his belt this season, the pacey 27-year-old has slotted in perfectly at the StubHub Center.

Skjelvik is aided by ridiculous stats of 92 sprint speed, 90 acceleration and 73 agility to propel him to a 66 overall, which can rise to a 68 potential. You can sign the Norway international for £800,000 and wages of £2,000 a week.

Fernando Lewis (SPD 88 – ACL 85)

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Age: 25

Overall: 67

Potential: 70

Positions: CB, RB

Club: Willem II

Country: Holland

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 88 sprint speed, 85 acceleration, 77 agility

Cost: £1 million

Wage: £3,000 a week

Fernando Lewis has only recently converted to a centre back, having spent most of his career on the right side of defence. After struggling to get regular football at AZ Alkmaar, the 25-year-old headed to Willem II last season, making 32 appearances.

88 sprint speed, 85 acceleration and 77 agility will be a serious asset for your club, with Lewis holding a 67 overall which can rise to 70. You need just £1 million to sign him with wages of £3,000 a week. 

Kebba Ceesay (SPD 88 – ACL 85)

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Age: 30

Overall: 65

Potential: 65

Positions: CB, RB

Club: Dalkurd

Country: Gambia

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 88 sprint speed, 85 acceleration, 72 agility

Cost: £410,000

Wage: £1,000 a week

Over in Sweden we find Gambian international Kebba Ceesay who is enjoying a second spell in the Allsvenskan. The centre or right back earned a reputation with Djurgardens, representing the club close to 130 times, before heading to Polish outfit Lech Poznan. He headed back to Sweden in 2017 to sign for Dalkurd, winning promotion to the top flight at the end of the campaign. 

Ceesay’s 88 sprint speed, 85 acceleration and 72 agility take him to a 65 overall. You can pick him up for £410,000 and wages of £1,000 a week. 

All the fastest centre backs (CB) on FIFA 19

Player
A
Pos
Club
Country
SPD
ACL
OVR
POT
C
W
Jorgen Skjelvik
26
CB
LA Galaxy
Norway
92
90
66
68
£800k
£2k
Kebba Ceesay
30
CB RB
Dalkurd
Gambia
88
85
65
65
£410k
£1k
Fernando Lewis
25
CB RB
Willem II
Holland
88
85
67
70
£1m
£3k
Kostas Manolas
27
CB
Roma
Greece
85
80
85
87
£53m
£84k
Raphael Varane
25
CB
Real Madrid
France
85
83
86
92
£68m
£185k
Charles Dunne
25
CB LB
Motherwell
Rep. Ireland
85
83
66
68
£820k
£2k
Jesus Murillo
24
CB RB
DIM
Colombia
85
85
66
72
£900k
£968
Izuchukwu Anthony
20
CB CDM
Haugesund
Nigeria
84
82
62
68
£447k
£880
Cherif Quenum
25
CB
Valenciennes
France
84
80
59
65
£285k
£880
Chu Jinzhao
25
CB RB LB
Tianjin Quanjian
China
84
81
59
63
£300k
£3k
Adedeji Oshilaja
25
CB
Wimbledon
England
84
81
67
71
£1.2m
£2k
Koki Machida
20
CB
Kashima Antlers
Japan
80
80
61
75
£847k
£1k
Andrea Accardi
22
CB RB
Palermo
Italy
80
80
63
74
£871k
£880

Fastest Right Backs (RB) & Right Wing Backs (RWB)

Pace in the full back positions is key, as you want these wide defenders to bomb up and down the flanks to aid in both attack and defence. All of these right backs (RBs) and right wing backs (RWBs) have sprint speed and acceleration stats of at least 85. 

Luis Advincula (SPD 94 – ACL 95)

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Age: 28

Overall: 74

Potential: 74

Positions: RB, RWB

Club: Rayo Vallecano (on loan from Tigres)

Country: Peru

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 94 sprint speed, 95 acceleration, 80 agility

Cost: n/a

Wage: £36,000 a week

Luis Advincula also appears in the fastest players on FIFA 19, and he leads the quickest defenders. The 28-year-old has made 70 appearances for Peru, but has had a difficult club career, constantly moving clubs. He looked to have made his break when signing for Hoffenheim in 2013, but three subsequent loan spells stunted his development, with the right or wing-back now on loan at Rayo Vallecano from Mexican side Tigres.

Advincula will set you back around £5 million when his loan spell finishes, a decent price for his 94 sprint speed, 95 acceleration and 80 agility. Wages of £36,000 a week will get you his 74 overall.

Ryan Fredericks (SPD 94 – ACL 92)

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Age: 26

Overall: 73 

Potential: 76

Positions: RB

Club: West Ham United

Country: England

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 94 sprint speed, 92 acceleration, 77 agility

Cost: £6 million

Wage: £41,000 a week

After failing to breakthrough at Tottenham, a few loan moves for Ryan Fredericks helped him become a useful player. Three seasons at Fulham saw him rack up over 100 appearances for the club and then earn a switch to West Ham on a free transfer.

Fredericks has outrageous pace with 94 sprint speed, 92 acceleration and 77 agility stats on FIFA 19. Those take him to a 73 overall which can continue to rise to a 76 potential. You will have to wait until January to make the £6 million move for him, along with wages of £41,000 a week. 

DeAndre Yedlin (SPD 93 – ACL 93)

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Age: 25

Overall: 76

Potential: 81

Positions: RB

Club: Newcastle United

Country: United States

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 93 sprint speed, 93 acceleration, 85 agility

Cost: £13 million

Wage: £30,000 a week

Another former Tottenham right back, DeAndre Yedlin’s impressive form at Seattle Sounders in the MLS saw him head to the Premier League but was sent out on loan to Sunderland from Spurs. The next season he controversially sealed a permanent switch to Newcastle, but has impressed on Tyneside, making over 70 appearances for the Magpies.

The 25-year-old Yedlin has a 76 overall which can grow to an 81 potential on Career Mode. The USA international’s stats of 93 sprint speed, 93 acceleration and 85 agility cost £13 million and wages of £30,000 a week. 

All the fastest right backs (RB) & right wing backs (RWB) on FIFA 19

Player
A
Pos
Team
Country
SPD
ACL
OVR
POT
C
W
Ryan Fredericks
25
RB
West Ham
England
94
92
73
76
£6m
£41k
Luis Advincula
28
RB RWB
Rayo Vallecano*
Peru
94
95
74
74
n/a
£36k
Kyle Walker
28
RB RWB CB
Man City
England
93
86
84
84
£39.9m
£145k
DeAndre Yedlin
24
RB
Newcastle
USA
93
93
76
81
£13m
£30k
Aleix Vidal
28
RB RM
Sevilla
Spain
93
89
77
77
£12.3m
£15k
Gerard Valentín
24
RB RM
Deportivo La Coruna
Spain
92
91
70
75
£2.7m
£4k
Omar Al Sunain
23
RB
Al Ettifaq
Saudi Arabia
92
92
59
66
£293k
£3k
Nelson Semedo
24
RB
Barcelona
Portugal
92
91
80
86
£30m
£101k
Jeremy Toljan
23
RB LB
Borussia Dortmund
Germany
92
89
75
79
£10.5m
£29k
Pol Valentín
21
RB RWB
Gimnastic
Spain
92
91
65
79
£2.1M
£1k
Hayden White
23
RWB CB
Mansfield
England
92
91
62
63
£460k
£2k
Fernandez
28
RB RWB
Cordoba
Spain
92
90
69
69
£950k
£4k
Kevin Mbabu
23
RB
Young Boys
Switz.
92
90
76
83
£11.5m
£16k
Jose Luis Gomez
24
RB
Atletico Lanus
Argentina
92
91
73
78
£5.7m
£11k
Ruben Ligeon
26
RB LB
PEC Zwolle
Holland
91
86
68
70
£950k
£4k
Camilo Mayada
27
RB RM LB
River Plate
Uruguay
91
90
73
73
£3.8m
£15k
Tendayi Darikwa
26
RB
Nott'ham Forest
Zimbabwe
91
88
70
73
£3m
£21k
CJ Hamilton
23
RWB LM
Mansfield
England
91
92
62
70
£644k
£2k
Victor Salazar
25
RB LB
San Lorenzo
Argentina
91
91
71
76
£3.2m
£10k
Carlos Arboleda
32
RB RM
Santa Fe
Colombia
91
86
72
72
£2m
£3k
Hector Bellerin
23
RB RWB
Arsenal
Spain
91
94
80
85
£28m
£75k
Nazim Sangare
24
RB
Antalyaspor
Turkey
90
90
69
75
£2.3M
£6k
Hassan Muath
32
RB RM
Al Ittihad
Saudi Arabia
90
88
68
68
£700k
£11k
Helibelton Palacios
25
RB RWB
Atletico Nacional
Colombia
90
88
72
77
£4.4m
£4k
Clinton Mata
25
RB RM
Club Brugge
Angola
90
86
72
75
£4m
£12k
Facundo Sanchez
28
RB RM
Estudiantes
Argentina
90
93
73
73
£4m
£12k
Luis Perez
23
RB RM
Tenerife
Spain
89
86
70
78
£3.5m
£4k
Dodo
19
RB
Vitoria
Brazil
89
91
70
83
£7m
£2k
Jair Palacios
28
RB
Millonarios
Colombia
89
87
70
70
£1.7m
£2k
Isak Ssewankambo
22
RB CM
Molde
Sweden
89
86
66
73
£957k
£2k
Sandro Sirigu
29
RB RM
Darmstadt
Germany
89
87
69
69
£1.1m
£8k
Renzo Saravia
25
RB
Racing
Argentina
89
88
72
77
£4.7m
£11k
Nicky Devlin
24
RB
Walsall
Scotland
88
86
67
70
£1.3m
£2k
Georg Teigl
27
RB RWB RM
Augsburg
Austria
88
87
69
70
£1.4m
£9k
Joao Cancelo
24
RB
Juventus
Portugal
88
88
81
87
£32m
£77k
Jorge Moreira
28
RB
River Plate
Paraguay
88
86
74
74
£5.5m
£17k
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh
26
RB RWB
Hansa Rostock*
Ghana
88
87
67
68
n/a
£16k
Dylan Pierias
18
RB
Melbourne City
Australia
88
86
56
70
£281k
£880
James Tavernier
26
RB
Rangers
England
88
85
74
77
£7.6m
£34k
Cristian Gamboa
28
RB
Celtic
Costa Rica
88
88
70
70
£2.2m
£22k
Saidy Janko
22
RB RM
Nott'ham Forest*
Switz.
87
90
70
74
n/a
£5k
Ricardo Pereira
24
RB RM
Leicester
Portugal
87
88
81
85
£29m
£56k
Bartosz Bereszyński
25
RB
Sampdoria
Poland
87
85
73
76
£6m
£20k
Rick Karsdorp
23
RB
Roma
Holland
87
86
76
81
£13.3m
£36k
Kingsley Ehizibue
23
RB
PEC Zwolle
Holland
87
85
71
76
£3.5m
£5k
Martin Linnes
26
RB LB
Galatasaray
Norway
87
86
73
74
£5m
£32k
Tyronne Ebuehi
22
RB
Benfica
Nigeria
87
86
67
72
£1.3m
£3k
Ryuta Koike
22
RB
Kashiwa Reysol
Japan
86
90
67
70
£933k
£3k
Aurelio Buta
21
RB RM
Royal Antwerp
Portugal
86
85
69
77
£2m
£4k
Stefan Ristovski
26
RB RM
Sporting Lisbon
Macedonia
86
88
76
77
£11m
£11k
Reggie Cannon
20
RB
FC Dallas
USA
86
85
68
80
£2.1m
£2k
Daniel Leadbitter
27
RB
Bristol Rovers
England
86
89
61
61
£300k
£2k
Walmer Pacheco
23
RB RM
La Equidad
Colombia
86
91
67
75
£1.3m
£880
Otar Kakabadze
23
RB
Luzern
Georgia
86
89
69
76
£1.8m
£5k
Daniel Opare
27
RB RWB
Royal Antwerp
Ghana
85
85
72
72
£3.3m
£8k
Luis Rodríguez
27
RB RWB
Tigres
Mexico
85
86
73
74
£4.2m
£31k
Julio Buffarini
29
RB
Boca Juniors
Argentina
85
86
73
73
£3.5m
£15k
Lukas Klunter
22
RB CB
Hertha Berlin
Germany
85
86
69
78
£2.3m
£9k
Robert Lundstrom
28
RWB
AIK Solna
Sweden
85
86
67
67
£686k
£3k
Fernando Navarro
29
RB
Club Leon
Mexico
85
85
71
71
£2.7m
£15k

Fastest Left backs (LB) & Left Wing Backs (LWB)

It’s the same with left backs (LBs) and left wing backs (LWBs), but there are less options. There are still well over 40 players with sprint speed and acceleration of 85 or higher, so have a look and see which man would suit your club.

Jordi Alba (SPD 93 – ACL 93)

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Age: 29

Overall: 87

Potential: 87

Positions: LB

Club: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 93 sprint speed, 93 acceleration, 90 agility

Cost: £56 million

Wage: £220,000 a week

Jordi Alba has been one of the world’s best left backs since leaving Valencia to return to Barcelona, having been at the club’s academy. Since 2012, the defender has won La Liga four times, the Copa del Rey four times, the Champions League, Club World Cup and European Championship, and should go down as one of the greats, having chalked up 66 Spain caps.

The 29-year-old Alba will cost you a hefty £56 million on the game, plus wages of £220,000 a week. His 87 overall contains superb pace with 93 sprint speed, 93 acceleration and 90 agility. 

Theo Hernandez (SPD 93 – ACL 90)

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Age: 20

Overall: 76 

Potential: 84

Positions: LB, LWB

Club: Real Sociedad (on loan from Real Madrid)

Country: France

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Speed stats: 93 sprint speed, 90 acceleration, 74 agility

Cost: n/a

Wage: £63,000 a week

Currently on loan from Real Madrid, Theo Hernandez has all the qualities to become a superb left back. His brother Luis (82) is left back for the French national team, but there is a sense Theo can become even greater. The 20-year-old was initially at Atletico Madrid alongside his older brother, but a fantastic loan spell at Deportivo Alaves saw Real swoop in. 

The Real Sociedad defender has stats of 93 sprint speed, 90 acceleration and 74 agility to take him to a 76 overall. That can rise to a potential of 84, so you should consider making a bid of around £20 million for him when his loan finishes at the end of the season, plus wages of £63,000 a week. 

Dalbert (SPD 91 – ACL 91)

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Age: 25

Overall: 76

Potential: 81

Positions: LB

Club: Inter Milan

Country: Brazil

Work rate: High/Medium

Speed stats: 91 sprint speed, 91 acceleration, 83 agility

Cost: £12 million

Wage: £36,000 a week

Dalbert’s impressive form at Nice over just one season saw him seal a move to Inter Milan in 2017 for £17 million. Despite that, the Brazilian made just 14 appearances last season, but with four appearances under his belt so far this year and Inter returning to the Champions League, expect more from the 25-year-old in the months ahead.

£12 million will get you Dalbert’s 76 overall, containing stats of 91 sprint speed, 91 acceleration and 83 agility. The left back can improve to an 81 potential, so he will be worth the £36,000 a week wages. 

All fastest left backs (LB) & left wing backs (LWB) on FIFA 19

Name
Age
POS
Club
Country
SPD
ACL
OVR
POT
Cost
Wage
Jordi Alba
29
LB
Barcelona
Spain
93
93
87
87
£56m
£220k
Theo Hernandez*
20
LB LWB
Real Sociedad
France
93
90
76
84
n/a
£63k
Joshua Brenet
24
LWB LB RB RWB
Hoffenheim
Holland
92
89
74
77
£8.5m
£19k
Ridgeciano Haps
25
LB
Feyenoord
Holland
92
86
75
77
£8.4m
£10k
Dalbert
24
LB
Inter Milan
Brazil
91
91
76
81
£12m
£36k
Nelino Tapia
27
LB LM
Boyaca Chico
Colombia
91
91
64
64
£446k
£880
Kieran Tierney
21
LB LM LWB CB
Celtic
Scotland
91
87
76
86
£19.4m
£28k
Rasmus Lindkvist
28
LWB
AIK Solna
Sweden
91
91
67
67
£686k
£3k
Johan Mojica
25
LWB LM LB
Girona
Colombia
90
89
78
81
£16m
£25k
Alvaro Angulo
21
LB
Aguilas Doradas
Colombia
90
92
64
74
£853k
£880
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo
23
LB LW LWB
Rapid Vienna
Belgium
90
90
73
78
£6m
£11k
Rico Henry
20
LB LWB LM
Brentford
England
90
92
67
77
£2m
£8k
Patrick van Aanholt
27
LB
Crystal Palace
Holland
89
88
76
76
£10m
£39k
Marcelo Saracchi
20
LB
RB Leipzig
Uruguay
89
87
75
85
£14.9m
£24k
Bradley Garmston
24
LB
Gillingham
Rep. Ireland
89
91
63
65
£602k
£1k
Ruben Vinagre
19
LWB
Wolves
Portugal
89
87
66
82
£2.7m
£6k
Park Sun Ju
26
LB LM
Gangwon
South Korea
89
85
64
67
£525k
£1k
Frank Fabra
27
LB
Boca Juniors
Colombia
88
86
77
78
£10m
£19k
Kane Vincent-Young
22
LB LWB RB RWB
Colchester
England
88
88
65
74
£1.2m
£3k
Cohen Bramall
22
LB LM
Arsenal
England
88
88
63
70
£730k
£11k
Adama Traore
28
LB
Goztepe
Ivory Coast
88
85
73
73
£5m
£17k
Declan John
23
LB LWB
Swansea
Wales
87
89
70
78
£3.8m
£11k
Kemar Lawrence
25
LB LWB
NY Red Bulls
Jamaica
87
88
73
76
£5.2m
£6k
Jerome Roussillon
25
LB LWB LM
Wolfsburg
France
87
87
78
83
£17m
£35k
Nico Schulz
25
LWB LM LB
Hoffenheim
Germany
87
88
79
80
£16m
£31k
Nouhou
21
LB
Seattle Sounders
Cameroon
87
86
67
77
£1.6m
£2k
Gaya
23
LB LM
Valencia
Spain
87
86
79
84
£25m
£27k
Javi Jiménez
22
LB
Gimnastic
Spain
87
91
68
78
£2m
£3k
Alberto Moreno
25
LB
Liverpool
Spain
87
85
77
79
£14m
£67k
Ferland Mendy
23
LB
Lyon
France
86
88
78
86
£24M
£41k
Arthur Masuaku
24
LB LWB LM
West Ham
DR Congo
86
87
76
81
£12.8m
£45k
Clinton Antwi
18
LWB
Nordsjaelland
Ghana
86
90
60
73
£536k
£880
Ronaldo Esler
30
LB LM
Atletico Mineiro
Brazil
86
88
78
78
£12m
£30k
Marlion Simoes
26
LB CM
Ceara
Brazil
86
85
72
72
£4m
£12k
Nicolas Tagliafico
25
LB CB
Ajax
Argentina
86
85
79
82
£14m
£17k
Sherel Floranus
19
LB RB
Heerenveen
Holland
86
85
66
77
£1.4m
£1k
Wendell
24
LB
Bayer Leverkusen
Brazil
86
85
78
82
£14m
£40k
Krystian Mis
22
LB
Wisla Plock
Poland
86
85
60
66
£327k
£880
Ambroise Oyongo
27
LWB LB RB
Montpellier
Cameroon
86
86
74
75
£7m
£18k
Mohamed El Monir
26
LB
Orlando City
Libya
86
87
70
73
£2.5m
£4k
Antonee Robinson
20
LB LWB
Wigan*
USA
86
85
69
81
n/a
£20k
Gaetano Letizia
28
LB RM
Benevento
Italy
85
92
72
72
£3.3m
£4k
Cristian Borja
25
LB LM
Deportivo Toluca
Colombia
85
90
70
74
£2.8m
£10k
Brian Idowu
26
LWB LM CB RWB
Lokomotiv Moscow
Nigeria
85
90
69
72
£1.8m
£880
Koki Anzai
23
LB RB
Kashima Antlers
Japan
85
89
67
74
£1m
£3k
Bruno Urribarri
31
LB
Patronato
Argentina
85
85
70
70
£1.3m
£7k
Emre Tasdemir
22
LB LM
Bursaspor
Turkey
85
87
71
78
£3.5m
£8k

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