CDM stands for Central Defensive Midfielder. This position is part of the Midfield Players but with more defensive tasks. This position is in front of Center Backs (CB) and is behind Central Midfielder (CM) or Central Attacking Midfielder (CAM).
In a team, CDM positions can be filled by one or two players, depending on the strategy to be implemented.
On FIFA Mobile 23, there are several formations that use CDM, the most popular and most commonly used is the 3-5-2 formation.
Important attributes for CDM players are Sprints Speed, Acceleration, Marking, Aggression, Interceptions, Stand Tackle, Sliding Tackle, and Strength. They don’t need to have good passing or shooting because they rarely show up at VSA chances. On H2H, a good Long Passing stat can be quite helpful, especially for counter-attacks.
The best Skill Boosts for CDM players are Holding and Interceptions.
Here are the best CDM players in FIFA Mobile 23.
|Xabi Alonso||111||Icons||Holding||Liverpool||Premier League||Spain|
|Patrick Vieira||110||Icons||Interceptions||Arsenal||Premier League||France|
|Lothar Matthäus||110||Icons||Holding||Bayern München||Bundesliga||Germany|
|Fernando Hierro||111||Icons||Interceptions||Real Madrid||LaLiga Santander||Spain|
|Claudio Marchisio||110||Heroes||Holding||Juventus||Serie A TIM||Italy|
|Frank Rijkaard||109||Icons||Interceptions||Milan||Serie A TIM||Netherlands|
|Sandro Tonali||107||UCL||Interceptions||Milan||Serie A TIM||Italy|
|Sofyan Amrabat||108||World Cup||Holding||Morocco||Morocco||Morocco|
|Franck Yannick Kessié||111||What If||Holding||FC Barcelona||LaLiga Santander||Ivory Coast|
|Emmanuel Petit||110||Icons||Holding||Arsenal||Premier League||France|
Please note that some may need to train to certain OVRs in order to show their best gameplay.
EA can do buffs or nerfs CDM players on FIFA Mobile, and EA also always releases new cards along with the new events, so the list above can change at any time. We will try to always update the list of the best CDM in FIFA Mobile.
Also, check out the best players in other positions :
If you have good CDM player recommendations besides the list above, please comment below.
brock lee says
1 very important pllayer not in list :
Retro Stars – Rice 101 OVR with Holding Boost (2nd CDM to have Holding Boost)
Has any one tried PARTEY potm? What do you think in game play H2H
He is a beast in game.
Why icon Gattuso is not the list? He is an ankle breaker CDM. He is very aggressive also. I am 100 percent happy with him. I would recommend him.
What about the best goalkeepers in the game?
We’re waiting for an update
What about UTOTSSF Kimmich (CBM 97)?
They did put Kimmich
Which of the following totssf is best? De Jong or Busquets?
De Jong for more attacking and passing, Busquets for defending. In my opinion De jong is better.
de Jong is a good CDM in H2H if you don’t mind his passing skill boost. Busquets is better for VSA as he had destroyer skill boost.
And kalvin phillips treasure hunt
What about Sergio Busquets from community totssf?. He has ovr 100 with incredible stats for nothing??
Right now Ndidi TOTSSF is the best CDM followed by Busquests and De Jong TOTSSF. They haven’t updated this list yet
de jong is bs his defensive stats arent even better than rice and hes 95 RATED
How do I Get Guardiola ?
Uday kumar says
How’s 89 Icons Makélélé and 92 LLR Busquets.
Please tell me the best players for 3-5-1-1 formation, all from Bundesliga – ST, CF, LM, RM, CDM, CDM, CM, CB, CB, CB ,GK
Cf 96 reus best
Gk:Neuer(lunar new year), burki(ucl),…
Cb:sule(carniball), Hummels(toty), akanji(Bundesliga rivals),…
Cdm:witsel(Bundesliga rivals), kimmich(totw), Thiago(totw),…
St:werner, Lewandowski(toty, utoty),…
Those are my opinion
Rm Gnabry potm when Sancho LM)
you must update the new people like from bundesliga and top transfers
What about World tour raheem sterling & romagnoli?
Akshay Gupta says
Raheem Sterling is a decent RW, a faster one is always better imo.
Romagnoli is a very slow CB, there are far better CBs out now.
Why don’t update this;
Please update faster
Romagnoli is decent and will also have very good chem if you have Donnarumma as your goalkeeper. As for Sterling, he is ok but has a bad weak foot rating and for a 93 rated player, he could have better stats. I would go against Sterling.
Torn between gueye and guendozi… has anyone tried both. Currently have gueye and Kimmich for CDM
What about Star Pass Zakaria?
he is CM
Please do an article on the best CAMs in fifa mobile 20 in particular for EPL players I’ll appreciate.
I consider LNY Ndidi as the best CDM in EPL better than Kante and Fabinho…he is everywhere on the pitch winning the ball back
Please do CAM
As carniball is here and I plan to get Quadrado and De vrij and I have got a Italy player from masquerade + I can obviously buy the 88 OVR Italy carniball player from market, I can get 4 Serie A players. I also have already 4 Serie A players.
So should I try getting Petit or buy a low OVR player and train up.
I already have 93 Kante
I currently use 433 attack but want to shift to 433 defend as I am a fifa master in H2H and want to play a defensive strategy.
Please answer admin
What about Sergio Busquets? I use him, don’t you think he’s pretty good? I use the 92 OVR version.
He is good, but it’s a bit too slow
Please suggest best vsa formation
3at the back/ 4 at the back?
Defensively, 352 is one of the best
LLR Sergio Busquets, 92
You must update your players lists with latest events like carnaball
We will. It’s just that the Carniball players are still new, not many players use it in the game so we haven’t collected much feedback about their gameplay.
What about 93 Allan?
what about coquelin LLR 82?
Number 5 on the list. He is a beast.
can you try to make all position, admin?
Dumitru Boaghi says
I compared 95 Coquelin vs 95 McKennie. And they are pretty the same. Now i have 95 McKennie.
It’s worth to upgrade Coquelin and replace McKennie, or it’s worthless ?
what about capoue 78 base
Never try and never heard any reviews/feedbacks about him
he has lots of special traits and have important skill boost too