Having looked at the highest rated Championship goalkeepers on FIFA 19 earlier, it is now time to see who the top five rated defenders are-

5. Craig Dawson, 76- He was heavily linked with a move away from West Bromwich Albion following their relegation from the Premier League with clubs like Burnley showing an interest. However, he remains a Baggies player and is the fifth highest rated second tier defender on FIFA 19.

4. Ahmed Hegazi, 76- Another West Brom player, Hegazi joined them last summer from Al Ahly. The Egypt international has some impressive stats such as 76 for defending and 81 for physical. However, his 52 rating for pace means he could struggle on the game against a quick striker!

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3. Curtis Davies, 77- He joined Derby County in the summer of 2017 from Hull City and had a great first season with the Rams.  He has previously also played for the likes of Luton Town, Aston Villa and Birmingham City. Davies, who is 33 years-old, will be a very useful player on FIFA 19 with stats such as 77 for defending and 76 for physical.

2. Ryan Shawcross, 77- The 30-year-old has played for Stoke City since 2007 and is the second best defender in the Championship on FIFA 19. He has racked up over 400 games for the Potters during his time there and he will be hoping to get them promoted back to the Premier League this season.

Stoke City Defender Ryan Shawcross during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Stoke City at the John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield, England on 26 December 2017. Photo by Craig Zadoroznyj.

1. Kieran Gibbs, 77- The West Bromwich Albion left-back is the highest rated Championship defender on FIFA 19. The former Arsenal man has some impressive stats like 79 for pace, 74 for dribbling, 75 for defending, 69 for passing and 71 for physical which will make him a good all round player on the game.

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