Used by a lot of lower league clubs that lack the CB with the ability to pass the ball effectively. The no-nonsense centre back (NCB) does what it says on the tin: receives the ball and recycles it as soon as possible. This shortlist has been created by FM Wonderkids who has kindly given us permission to share here on FM Base. You can donate to FM Wonderkids at his PayPal.

Football Manager's Definition of the NCB

The main job of the NCB is to stop the opposing attackers from playing and to clear the ball from danger when required.

The aim is to win the ball and get it cleared safely upfield in a simple and efficient manner, taking few risks with the ball.Click to expand...

Players included in this shortlist include (you'll have to download the shortlist to see the full list):


Ruben Dias


Merih Demiral


Cristian Romero


Pau Torres​
To download this No-Nonsense Centre Back shortlist, please click on the link below


Once you have downloaded the shortlist place the file in the following locations (if there is no "shortlists" folder, simply create one):

C:\ Users \ <username> \Documents \Sports Interactive \Football Manager 2020 \ Shortlists \ Click to expand...
/ Users / <username> / Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2020 / Shortlists / Click to expand...

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