10 best right-backs in the world
Let’s quickly take a look at top 10 best right backs currently in the world.
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern munich/Germany)
How can one man be so good in more than two entirely different positions on the pitch?
Kimmich is probably the best Versatile player in the world, the 25 year old German who played at rightback en-route to Champions league success with Bayern last season has returned to his defensive midfield role where he thrived before an untimely injury last month.
Kimmich is the closest thing to a modern day Phillip Lahm.
Florenzi (PSG/ italy)
Another player whose Versatility has proven to be more than just an asset for his team, Florenzi has seen his stock rise at Paris Saint German following his solid showings for the capital club so far this season.
The Italian rightback who is currently on loan from As Roma is set for a permanent stay in France having done more than enough to convince PSG to open talks with As Roma over a permanent deal for the 29 year old.
Tariq Lamptey (Brighton/Ghana)
One of the most improved players so far this season, Tariq Lamptey has come a long way from being an outcast at Chelsea to being one of the best fullbacks in the Premier league this season.
The Ghanaian born defender has been so good up to the extent that his performances have caught the eye of the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. A well deserved 10th spot on our list.
Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid/Spain)
Dani Carvajal would have ranked even higher on our list had injuries not taken its toll on the Spanish defender this season.
His absence have greatly been felt by Real Madrid who has seen the 28 year old put in stunning performances since his return from injury. Carvajal is one of the best right backs of his generation.
Archaf Hakimi (Inter Milan/ Morocco)
Hakimi summer’s move to Inter Milan hasn’t actually been all smooth sailing as expected with the Moroccan largely struggling for form in the Italian Serie A.
However, it would be very wrong to write off the 22 year old who still remains one of best right backs in the world at the moment.
Sergino Dest (Barcelona/USA)
Sergino Dest is proving to be Ronald Koeman’s best signing yet for Barcelona following his great start to life at the Catalan club.
Dest has shown great potential and promise to cement a place in Ronald Koeman’s starting Xi at the club while he has obviously been the best righback in La liga this season.
Kylie Walker (Man city/ England)
Probably the fastest rightback on this list, Kylie Walker doesn’t look like he’ll playing with lesser purpose on the pitch despite approaching his late 20’s.
The English international has been one of the most consistent performing righbacks in the English Premier league and in the world in recent years with his recent performances suggesting that isn’t about to change anytime soon.
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus/Colombia)
Sometimes its difficult to believe that Juan Cuadrado isn’t naturally a right back given the way he bosses the right back position.
The Colombian who was once a winger has performed excellently this season to stake his claim as being the best right back currently in the Italian Serie A.
Reece James (Chelsea/ England)
Only Kurt Zouma has seen more improvement this season in the Chelsea’s squad than Reece James.
The 20 year old is a combination of brute strength and outstanding tactical awareness that will leave one wondering what James could become if he continues to develop at the current pace. James has the potential to become the best right back in the world.
Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich/France)
One interesting part about Benjamin Pavard is the effortlesness at which he does things.
The French international has risen from the largely inexperienced rightback that graced the 2018 world cup to become one of the best in his position in the world. Pavard endured a tough debut season at Bayern, but has ultimately played his way back into Hansi Flick’s starting Xi.
Aaron Wan Bissaka (Man united/Congo)
Aaron Wan Bissaka more than makes up for his attacking short-comings with his defensive solidity.
Nicknamed “Spider-Man”, the Congolese born defender is part of the fast declining breed of modern day right backs who actually knows how to perform their primary defensive role on the pitch. No defender in the world comes close to Wan-bissaka when it comes to the one vs one defending.
Interestingly, the 23 year old has shown good attacking improvements recently.. More to come from this man.
Alexander Arnold (Liverpool/England)
Even in injury, Alexander Arnold is still the best right back in the world.
The 22 year old is easily one of the most naturally talented player in modern day football and he has contributed in no small part to Liverpool’s success in recent years. The England international deservingly won the PFA young player of the year last season and there is a feeling that he will likely retain his crown this year if he is not hampered by injuries.
Information Source:Opera News