A best value guide for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Defenders from the Bundesliga. The smartest Bundesliga Defender purchases you can make for less than 5k FUT Coins each.
The early season of FUT 21 is underway, and Managers are keen on fielding a competitive team for online play. The backbone of your squad comes from defensive structure, so it's important to carefully build your backline.
With the bulk of special FUT cards still waiting in the wings, it's important not to overpay for standard Gold players at this point in time. To aid the process, we've created a shopping list for the best value buys of the Bundesliga Defenders.
Bargain Bundesliga Defenders in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
Center, Left, and Right Backs to set up shop in defense and help you grind out results. A reminder, these FUT Coin prices are accurate as of October 20, 2020 and they are subject to change.
Best Bundesliga CB's (under 5k)
Center Halves to direct traffic and organize your defense.
Niklas Süle (84 Overall)
Bayern Munich - 3.7k/4.7k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Süle is a towering 6'5'' Center Back with elite physical capability. He carries impressive 83 Sprint Speed, 93 Strength and 83 Aggression.
The young German is very good in a 50/50 ball situation, with 88 Standing and 87 Sliding Tackling ability. A bonus to this giant CB is his 86 Heading Accuracy, making him a real threat on set pieces.
Jérôme Boateng (82 Overall)
Bayern Munich - 1.1k/1.5k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
The 32 year old Bayern Center Back is past the peak of his powers, but he can still put in a good shift. He's lost a step over the years (down to 64 Acceleration), but still has quality on the ball.
88 Strength, 82 Aggression, and 82 Defending should patch up some early holes in your back line. Boateng's Four star Weak Foot will be a luxury for gamers who like to play out from the back.
Matthias Ginter (82 Overall)
Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1.3k/1.7k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Another big, strong, German Center Back, Ginter is 6'3'' and carries an 83 Strength rating. He's not exactly quick (61 Pace) but his 86 Defensive Awareness should keep him in good positions.
84 Heading Accuracy and 69 Jumping will pair nicely with Ginter's 6'3'' stature on set pieces.
Best Bundesliga LB's (under 5k)
Left footed defenders to race up and down the touchline.
Marcel Halstenberg (82 Overall)
RB Leipzig - 900/1.6k FUT Coins
Halstenberg is off to a great start this season, already being awarded a TOTW card during Week 2. He's skilled on the ball as his 82 Crossing and 77 Short Passing would suggest.
While he might not be pacy for a left back, he's 6'2'' with 79 Strength and 77 Aggression. 85 Jumping and 81 Heading Accuracy with his size gives you another target on set pieces.
Nico Schulz (80 Overall)
Borussia Dortmund - 1.4k/2k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
The Borussia Dortmund Left Back is fast down the left touchline with 88 Acceleration and 87 Sprint Speed. He's capable of producing quality when he gets in position as well, with an 81 Crossing rating.
His Defending and Physicality could use improving, just 73 and 75 rated. Apply the Sentinel chemistry style and you'll have a nice Left Back for 2k FUT Coins or less.
José Ángel Esmoris Tasende (80 Overall)
RB Leipzig - 900/1k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Angeliño is quicker than fast with 86 Acceleration to just 63 Sprint Speed. He can provide great service as his 86 Crossing and 83 Curve ratings would suggest.
Four star Skill Moves along with 82 Dribbling will allow you to be creative down the left line. Don't worry about his energy tailing off as Angeliño carries an impressive 87 Stamina rating.
Best Bundesliga RB's (under 5k)
Defensive support and service to the box from a wide right position.
Lars Bender (82 Overall)
Leverkusen - 800/900 FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
At 31 years of age, Bender severely lacks Pace for a Right Back with just 59 rated Sprint Speed. Though he has good size and defensive ability (6'1'' 84 Defending) and he's calm on the ball (83 Composure).
Apply the Shadow chemistry style to boost Acceleration and Sprint Speed by 10 each for an improved Right Back.
Thomas Meunier (81 Overall)
Borussia Dortmund - 950/1k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Good straight line speed (80 Sprint Speed) and 81 Crossing are nice features on this 81 overall card. His 92 Stamina rating ensures he'll be able to run hard for 90 minutes and more.
An 85 Strength rating is certainly a luxury for a Right Back. Meunier also carries a Four star Weak Foot should you ever need to cut inside on his left.
Benjamin Pavard (81 Overall)
Bayern Munich - 800/900 FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Most famous for his thunderbolt against Argentina in the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinal, Pavard is a promising young player. He began his career as a Center Back, which is apparent by his 84 Interceptions and 81 Defensive Awareness.
71 Shot Power and 70 Volleys are fair ratings as we've seen what Pavard is capable of. As Martin Tyler would say, "You have to buy a ticket to win the raffle!"
When constructing your FUT 21 squad remember that chemistry plays a key role in how your players will perform. Reference our Best Value FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders guide to link with the Defenders from this list.