Do you want to learn everything about the ball playing defender role on FM? It is the most important defender role of modern football. Especially big clubs highly values ball playing defenders. Surely that means something.
Other FM defender roles:
FM definition of ball playing defender:
The main job of the ball playing defender is to stop the opposing attackers from playing and to clear the ball from danger when required.
However, unlike standard central defenders, the ball playing defender is encouraged to launch defence splitting through balls from deep to generate counter attacking opportunities.
With a defend duty, the ball playing defender will stay in line with his defensive partner and look to break up attacks, mark opposing forwards and prevent the ball from getting into the box.
With a stopper duty, the ball playing defender will push ahead of the defensive line and close down players before they get to the area.
Lastly with a cover duty, the ball-playing defender will drop a little deeper and sweep up through balls behind the defensive line.
Ball playing defender is really important role for modern football. Classic defenders are outdated. Because managers are looking for defenders with high passing abilities.
So, passing, vision, tackling, heading, and marking abilities are imperative for ball playing defender role. Personality and traits are important too.
Best player traits for ball player defender role:
- Tries long range passes.
- Tries to play way out of trouble.
FM 22 Ball Playing Defenders
Here goes my list of best ball playing defenders and wonderkids. But be careful, they are best of the best, therefore highly expensive.
FM22 Best Ball Playing Defenders
They are all equally word class players. However, Virgil van Dijk is my favorite.
- Virgil van Dijk
- Aymeric Laporte
- Joel Matip
- Matthijs de Ligt
- John Stones
FM22 Ball Playing Defender Wonderkids
These players have +160 potential ability. Even if their main role isn’t ball playing defender, they will eventually accept their role. After correct training of course. Because they are really young.
- Tanguy Nianzou
- Gonçalo Inacio
- Illya Zabarnyi
- Wisdom Amey
- Timothee Pembele
- Daouda Guindo