A newcomer's guide to the best FIFA 21 Ultimate Team value purchases from La Liga's Defenders. Build out a competent back line for under 5k FUT Coins for each player.
La Liga offers FUT managers a deep pool of talented players across the pitch. Today we'll be taking a look at Defenders of the Spanish top flight to find some value buys for your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
A stout backline is crucial to any football team and cannot be ignored in FUT 21. Center Backs, Left Backs, and Right Backs from La Liga to fit your defensive shape and structure.
Bargain La Liga Defenders in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
We'll be using a 5k FUT Coins price cap to cope with the early status of the FUT 21 season. Remember these FUT prices are accurate as of October 19, 2020 and they are subject to change.
Best La Liga Center Backs (under 5k)
Value choices for the heart of your defensive line.
Felipe (84 Overall)
Atlético Madrid - 3.5k/4.3k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
An aggressive, physical Center Back, Felipe is a presence in the Atlético Madrid back line. He stands 6'3'' and offers 90 Jumping with 89 Strength, ensuring he'll win his fair share of 50/50 balls.
He doesn't offer much going forward, but his 86 Defending rating is rock solid. Pick him up and lock him into your first 11 for an immediate defensive upgrade.
José María Giménez (84 Overall)
Atlético Madrid - 3.6k/3.7k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Like his teammate Felipe, José María Giménez is less of a finesse player and more of a brute force. He's strong both in a tackle (87 Standing Tackle) and in the air alike (90 Jumping).
Giménez carries decent pace for a Center Back (67 rating). But he shouldn't need it all that much with 88 Defensive Awareness, ensuring intelligent positioning.
Samuel Umtiti (83 Overall)
Barcelona - 2.4k/2.7k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
It's hard to believe a starting CB for the World Cup Champions can be had for less than 3k FUT Coins. But injuries have robbed Umtiti of valuable time in recent years.
He's still a talent both on the ball (82 Composure) as well as defending it (83 Defending). An added bonus is Umtiti's natural left foot as the left-sided CB, this should aid managers who like to play out from the back.
Best La Liga Left Backs (under 5k)
Left-footed players to cement your defense and contribute to attack.
Marcelo (83 Overall)
Real Madrid - 2.5k/2.8k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
One of the best Left Backs of his generation, Marcelo was an intricate part of the Real Madrid dynasty. At his best he was a Rolls Royce of a LB, though his prime is certainly behind him.
He still offers FUT managers stellar statistics around the board, particularly on the ball (88 Dribbling, 80 Passing). You'll find joy up and down the touchline with his 5 star Skill Moves and 91 Ball Control.
Yuri Berchiche (83 Overall)
Athletic Club - 1.8k/2k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
A speedy defender (83 Pace), Berchiche is a throwback at the Left Back position. He's decent enough on the ball, but his defensive ability is his trademark (80 Defending, 83 Physicality).
Don't be afraid to push the pedal with Berchiche, his 86 Stamina rating should hold up over 90 minutes.
José Luís Gayà (83 Overall)
Valencia - 2k/2.2k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Gayà is another pacy Left Back (84 rating) with good dribbling ability on the ball (80 Dribbling). His Four star Skill Moves and 82 Ball Control should be more than capable down the touchline.
He offers less defensive ability than most LB's (79 Defending, 70 Physicality) and only stands 5'8''. He may be best utilized in a back five as to ease up on his defensive responsibilities.
If you haven't been enthralled with the options, check out our Best Value FIFA 21 Premier League Defenders Under 5k FUT Coins. It's the same Defenders guide for the English top flight.
Best La Liga Right Backs (under 5k)
Three value players to help the righthand side of your formation.
Kieran Trippier (83 Overall)
Atlético Madrid - 1.8k/2k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
A hasty bit of business which Daniel Levy likely regrets, Trippier moved from Spurs to Madrid for just 20 Million pounds. He's excellent on the ball as his 81 Passing rating would suggest.
His pace isn't blazing, but it could be a lot worse at a 73 rating. He can also operate well on set pieces with 82 FK. Accuracy and 86 Curve.
Sergi Roberto (83 Overall)
Barcelona - 2.2k/2.4k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
A well-rounded Right Back, Roberto offers ability both defensively and going forward. 83 Crossing should help you set up teammates nicely, and he carries Four star Skill Moves to skip past defenders.
He can run all day as his 92 Stamina would suggest, so managers can confidently bomb up and down the touchline for 90 minutes.
Santiago Arias (81 Overall)
Atlético Madrid - 2.6k/3.5k FUT Coins (PS/Xbox)
Yet another defender in Diego Simeone's stable, Arias offers good pace (81 rating) and athleticism on the righthand side of defense. 85 Sprint Speed should pull away from backtracking defenders over long runs down the touchline.
His Crossing is capable at a 77 rating, though his Curve rating of 47 leaves much to be desired. You can count on Arias for 90 minutes as his 93 Stamina rating will hold up just fine.
A reminder that chemistry plays a big part in FUT 21, same as any other year. Look to pair some of these Defenders with our picks of Best Value FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders.
In addition to La Liga, we've also outlined the best value picks for Premier League Forwards, Midfielders, and Defenders (link above). But keep in mind these prices are subject to change as new cards are added to the game.