Best players in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team, from Strikers to Centre-Backs

Best players in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team, from Strikers to Centre-Backs
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

14th Mar 2024 09:32


Having the best Cebtre-Backs, Strikers, Wingers, and any other players in your Ultimate Team in EA FC 24 will help you a lot to secure more victories and climb the ranks. We all have our own personal favourites, but the meta is defined by the best cards - and having a team full of them will certainly make a difference.

Of course, you'll need to spend the coins or be very lucky to have a squad packed full of top players, but getting even a few in the game will up your level - letting you score more goals and hopefully even keep more clean sheets.

Best goalkeepers

  • TOTY Alisson (Liverpool)
  • Thunderstruck Edwin van der Sar (Icon)
  • TOTY Petr Cech (Icon)
  • Thunderstruck Iker Casillas (Icon)
  • Lev Yashin (Icon)

Image of Alisson in EA FC 24
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Having a good goalkeeper can often be the difference between a win and a loss - yet it is often one of the most overlooked positions. You can reach a point of diminishing returns I find, as you are technically at the mercy of the game - but maximising their strength as much as possible can really make a diffference.

Best RBs

  • TOTY Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • TOTY Ona Batlle (Barcelona)
  • Thunderstruck Cafu (Icon)
  • TOTY Philipp Lahm (Icon)
  • Future Stars Alex Balde (Barcelona)
  • Carlos Alberto (Icon)
  • Winter Wildcards Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Fullbacks can offer a huge amount to any team, providing both defensive stability and attacking prowess if used correctly. You can even go full tactician and invert a player into your midfield - as many of the top fullbacks are excellent all-round players.

Best LBs

  • Fantasy Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)
  • TOTY Theo Hernandez (Milan)
  • TOTY Sakina Karchaoui (PSG)
  • Future Stars Roberto Carlos (Icon)
  • TOTY Ona Batlle (Barcelona)
  • TOTY Philipp Lahm (Icon)
  • Future Stars Selma Bacha (Lyon)
  • Fantasy Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)

Left backs always seem to be stronger than their right-sided alternatives, and their prices are much more extravagant too. Ferland Mendy is always going to be near the top spot in this category, but whenever I've had the chance to use him he's more than worth the price of entry.

Best CBs

  • TOTY Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Fantasy Vincent Kompany (PL Hero)
  • TOTY Rio Ferdinand (Icon)
  • Fantasy Lucio (BL Hero)
  • Future Stars Paolo Maldini (Icon)
  • TOTY Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
  • TOTY Wendie Renard (Lyon)
  • Fantasy Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich)

Image of Virgil van Dijk in EA FC 24
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Picking up even one of the best centre-backs can completely change your fortunes, as they'll often do enough to stop attacks on their own. Van Dijk unequivocally stands alone as the best CB in the game though, and you could get by easily with his Gold version, let alone his superjuiced TOTY card.

Best CDMs

  • TOTY Patrick Vieira (Icon)
  • TOTY Rodri (Manchester City)
  • Fantasy Declan Rice (Arsenal)
  • Fantasy Yaya Toure (LaLiga Hero)
  • Fantasy Ramires (PL Hero)
  • Future Stars Warren Zaire-Emery (PSG)
  • TOTY Michael Essien (Icon)

While many of the best midfielders overall can operate at CDM, I've decided to opt for out-and-out defensive midfielders and leave the more box-to-box and attacking options for the further advanced positions.

Players like Vieira, Rodri, and Rice are no-brainers when it comes to the position, mopping up any loose balls and bullying the opposition in the middle of the park.

Best CMs

  • TOTY Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)
  • TOTY Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
  • Future Stars Zinedine Zidane (Icon)
  • Centurions Ruud Gullit (Icon)
  • TOTY Lothar Matthaus (Icon)
  • TOTY Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • RTTF Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

Image of Jude Bellingham in EA FC 24
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These players can fundamentally do everything and will serve as the heart of your team. From making that last-ditch tackle to popping up in the box to score a late winner, you'll never regret laying out the Coins to pick up one of these players - and it's no surprise that so many of them were part of the TOTY.

Best CAMs

  • Future Stars Ronaldinho (Icon)
  • TOTY Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)
  • Future Stars Zico (Icon)
  • Thunderstruck Neymar Jr (Al Hilal)
  • Future Stars Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
  • Triple Threat David Ginola (L1 Hero)
  • Thunderstruck Kaka (Icon)

CAMs aren't used in every formation, but these players will be the perfect link between your midfield and attack and don't require many of the defensive responsibilities of a standard CM.

You can also use most of the CMs I recommended above, but players like Ronaldinho and Bonmati are just perfect for the advanced role and work that bit better.

Best Left Wingers

  • RTTF Rafael Leao (Milan)
  • TOTY Hon. Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)
  • TOTY Franck Ribery (Icon)
  • RTTF Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)
  • Fantasy Luis Diaz (Liverpool)
  • Future Stars Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)

As almost the inverse of fullbacks, left wingers are a little bit weaker than those on the right - but many of the best options can indeed be swapped between both sides.

Image of Vinicius Jr in EA FC 24
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Someone like Vini Jr is always going to be super strong in EA FC - especially if you're good with skill moves - but the best wingers in the game combine pace, dribbling, and finishing to be a menace on the byline and half-spaces.

Best Right Wingers

  • TOTY Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona)
  • Fantasy Ousmane Dembele (PSG)
  • Fantasy Federico Chiesa (Juventus)
  • Centurions Jairzinho (Icon)
  • Versus Fire Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
  • TOTY George Best (Icon)
  • Winter Wildcards Garrincha (Icon)
  • Winter Wildcards Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

You've got some really excellent options across the board here, giving you everything you'd ever want from a skilful wide attacker on the right.

Barcelona's Caroline Graham Hansen is by far the best choice - and has been for the game's entire lifespan - but I'd personally opt for Salah as a Liverpool fan, as scoring with him is just a delight.

Best strikers in EA FC 24

  • TOTY Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • TOTY Ronaldo (Icon)
  • TOTY Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr)
  • TOTY Mia Hamm (Icon)
  • TOTY Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
  • TOTY Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)
  • Thunderstruck Johan Cruyff (Icon)
  • Winter Wildcards Pele (Icon)
  • Thunderstruck Thierry Henry (Icon)

Finally, we reach the most desirable position in the game - the striker. These are the players that will truly win you games, creating goals out of nowhere and being the focus of every attack.

Image of Kylian Mbappe in EA FC 24
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You'd honestly be fine with just Gold Mbappe as he's still probably the best card in the game (eclipsed only by the Frenchman's better versions), but there's perhaps a little bit more fun in the variety of other options.

So, that wraps up all of the best players in every position in EA FC 24 right now. While many of their options are incredibly expensive, picking just one of them up is guaranteed to improve your squad - so they are all worth the money.

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Harry Boulton
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Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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