Recommended Defenders 2008
 Full Backs
RB - 22 - Rangers - £2.8m - Scottish
A good solid Right Back, doesnt cost too much, he is young. Id recommend him for a side out of the EPL top 4.
Anthony Vanden Borre
DRC,WBR,DM - 19 - Anderlecht - £2.5m - Belgian
Great performer, is a very versitile player. In my opinion I believe he is better suited to attacking rather than defending, he can be trained either way though.
DL/WBL - 17 - Arsenal - £4m - French
Has the potential to be as good as Leighton Baines.
RB - 25 - Palermo - £9m - Italian
Best right back on the game.
D/WB/MRL - 25 - Shakhtar Donetsk - £4m - Croatian
World class utility player and great all-rounder. Every thing you can expect from a wide player - crossing, pace, technique and an incredible free kick.
DL - 21 - C.A.I. de Chubut - £975k - Argentinian
Has everything a Championship/League One fullback needs. Good tackling, stamina and decent crossing. Provded me with many assists and proved a very good acquisition.
DL - 18 - Tottenham Hotspurs - £10m - Welsh
He is very young and got bags of potential also he is a great defender.
Jelle Van Damme
DRLC - 21 - Anderlecht - £3m - Belgian
Good back-up defender to have. Very handy squad player and is cheap.
LB - 24 - Toulouse - £8m - French
Mr Dependable, never lets you down. A very consistent performer and can cover many different positions.
DRC/WBR - 18 - Lyon - £300k - French
Good young prospect for attacking RB. Needs training up but pace to burn.
D/WBL - 25 - Fiorentina - £6m - Italian
Very cheap for a player of his quality he can easily play for any team in the world
DWBL,AML - 20 - Real Madrid - £5.5m - Brazilian
Brilliant player if played left wing. Loves to take on players and beats them most of the time. Has great dribbling ability and puts in some vital crosses to assist the strikers. Also young so definitely a player for the future.
Park Jae Hong
LB - 28 - N/A - £230k - South Korean
South Korea international. Fantasticly consistant full back with great stats for lower league teams. Will sign for League 1 and above. Probably one of my best signings on FM08.
DR/WBR - 21 - Schalke - £11m - Brazilian
His right back is keeping gary neville out of my team, he is a very solid defender and also a very good backup right midfielder if you train him there.
D/WB/MR - 21 - Wigan - £5m - English
Potential star and quite solid already, good utility value, as he plays both fullback and wing.
DLC - 26 - Monaco - £4m - French
Good solid DLC, drafted him into my villa side to cover DC and start at DL, rarely makes defensive errors.
 Centre Backs
DC,DM - 20 - MTK Hungaria - £20k - Hungarian
A cheap bargain for teams in League One and below, he possess a great defensive talent and is a key player who will develop greatly.
CB - 17 - Sau Paulo - £2.5m - Brazilian
Amazing young defender, can't leave Brazil until Jan 08, but by the second season he is ready for the Premiership.
DRC - 23 - Blackburn - £1m - DR of Congo
Has great defensive stats, plus scores loads from corners, got 15 goals in the Premiership for me.
CB - 20 - Udinese - £6.75m - Colombian
Just look at this defender, priceless.
CB - 27 - Watford - £1.9m - Nigerian
A good Central defender for the championship and will sign if you can offer him 25k a week.(this was with a L1 side).
DRLC - 23 - Wisla - £570k - Polish
Superb for league one, Great for championship, but being versatile is his strong point.
CB - 20 - Benfica - Unknown - Brazilian
He's just awesome. He is shortlisted for world player of the year etc all the time. Leading Star anywhere in the world.
CB - 20 - Juventus - £4.5m - Italian
Possibly the best prospect at juventus, in my game with them he is already by far and away the best defender, apart from maybe Andrade.
LB/CB - 18 - Botafogo - £800k - Brazilian
Very cheap in the first season, and can lay in many positions. I am in 2009 and i am constantly receiving 15 million pound offers for him.
DC - 20 - Racing - £15m - Argentinian
Has great defensive stats for a player so young, bound to become one of the best on the game.
SW,DC - 21 - Racing Club - Free - Argentinian
Can be signed on a free at the start as his contract runs out in Dec., good stats for mid table prem side.
CB - 18 - Liverpool - £475,000k - English
Young defender with a lot of potential. Could become next John Terry or Rio Ferdinand.
CB - 26 - Chelsea - £25m - English
Best defender on the game. Solid at the back and a great tackler.
DRC - 23 - Dijon - £500k - French
Signed this guy for £500k for my Crystal Palace team. Got 20 goals in his first season using the corner tactic. His value has rocketed up to £2.7 Million. I reccomend this guy has he is a consistent performer through out.
CB - 23 - Caen - £4m - Sweedish
Bought to replace Yobo at Everton, been amazing since joining.
CB - 22 - Seoul - £350k - South Korean
Great Centre back for championship or even lower premiership clubs.
DLC - 17 - PSG - Free (Compensation) - French
Approach to sign straight away, becomes an amazing defender and only 16/17 at the start.
CB - 22 - Sao Paulo - £5m - Brazilian
Big, strong, solid CB. Takes a while to settle but looks class and with great potential.
DLC - 27 - Carlisle - £100k - English
Fantastiv buy for any league 1 side as his stats are simply brilliant. Can play for championship teams aswell. Plays best as a DC but can fill in at left back. Increadibly cheap.
CB - 27 - Hibernian - £800k - English
Great player for any championship teams or struggling premiership teams.
DRC - 27 - CSKA Moscow - Free Transfer - Russian
The best free transfer you can get at the start of the game, is a rock at the back, loads of light blues, but you'll have to go for him quick as loads of clubs want him.
DLC - 21 - FC Dinamo - £2.5m - Romanian
Great defender for all teams even though he is still at a young age.
CB - 20 - Newcastle United - £7m - English
Can't believe he hasn't already been listed, reliable, consistent, rarely injured, can get booked quite often though. But he is young at start of the game and IMO is one of the best defenders in the game.
DC - 21 - Hambug SV - £10m - Belgian
A rock solid defender who never lets anybody get past him.