In football, the full-back position is crucial both defensively and offensively. A full-responsibilities back’s range from preventing crosses from the flanks to creating chances.
We’ll look at the top ten best right-backs from around the world in this article. In rare circumstances, it is possible to see that the player also has the ability to play as a wing-back.
The world’s top 10 right-backs
We’ll be taking a look at the most valuable right back in the world right now.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold is 23 years old and stands 180cm tall. He was born on October 7, 1998.
He has seven assists in the Premier League and has generated 42 chances for his teammates offensively. He’s also a master of set-pieces. Alexander-Arnold has also scored a goal, a free-kick strike against West Ham United in November.
Liverpool’s next EFL Cup encounter will be against Arsenal on January 6, 2022. If Trent Alexander-Arnold is in Liverpool’s starting lineup, SofaScore will announce it one hour before kickoff.
Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
In comparison to the other right-backs on this list, the Moroccan is a little different. The 23-year-old plays primarily as a right wing-back for Paris Saint-Germain.
Some Achraf Hakimi and Paris Saint-Germain matches may have live SofaScore ratings, Heatmaps, and goal video clips accessible on SofaScore. The previous match for Achraf Hakimi for Paris Saint-Germain was a Ligue 1 match against Lorient, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola uses the 27-year-old as a utility player. Cancelo is capable of playing both right and left back. The Portuguese full-back is regarded as one of the best in the world.
He has so far made 15 appearances for the team in this season’s Premier League. Cancelo has 91 ball recoveries, 30 tackles, 14 clearances, and 33 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball so far. He excels in both ground and aerial combat.
On the offensive side, the Barreiro native has a flair for taking long shots on target (20 shots, 60 percent accuracy). Aside from that, he has an 86.06 percent passing accuracy rate. He has three assists and 15 opportunities created so far this season.
Reece James (Chelsea)
Reece James, a 22-year-old right-back, is one of the most promising players in the world and a dependable keeper for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. The youngster hasn’t yet established himself as a regular for the England national team, but his consistent success may force Gareth Southgate to reconsider his decision before the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
He has 15 tackles and four clearances in 11 Premier League outings so far. In ground battles, he’s a difficult opponent. In this area, the 22-year-old has a 56.25 percent success rate. James can pass both long and small distances.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (born November 26, 1997) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a right back for Manchester United in the Premier League.
Wan-Bissaka started his career at Crystal Palace, where he was voted Player of the Year for the 2018–19 campaign. In 2019, he joined Manchester United for £45 million, with an additional £5 million in potential bonuses.
Wan-Bissaka became the sixth-most expensive defender of all time and the most expensive English player who was uncapped at the time of transfer when he joined Manchester United.
He made his Manchester United debut on August 11, 2019, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 4–0 league triumph over Chelsea. He made the most tackles in the 2019–20 Premier League season at the end of his first season with Manchester United.
Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
Benjamin Pavard, 25, drew notice during the FIFA World Cup 2018 after scoring a fantastic goal against Argentina. The half-volley attempt ruffled the back of the net as it went past the keeper. The goal was later named the Tournament Goal of the Tournament and was nominated for the Puskas Award.
Pavard, who plays for German powerhouse Bayern Munich, is more effective at defensive responsibilities than offensive ones. In the Bundesliga this season, he has made five appearances. The player’s passing (87.09 percent) and crossing (28.57 percent) accuracy are both good. Aside from that, he’s also adept at aerial duels, with a success rate of 75%. Going forward, the right-back has averaged seven progressive passes per game, with an 86.4 percent completion rate.
Timothy Castagne (Leicester City)
Timothy Castagne (born 5 December 1995) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays right-back or left-back for Leicester City in the Premier League and for the Belgian national team. After graduating from Genk’s junior academy, Castagne began his senior career with the club until joining Leicester City in 2020.
Castagne signed a 5-year contract with Premier League team Leicester City on September 3, 2020. He made his Premier League debut on September 13, 2020, scoring his first goal for Leicester City in a 3–0 win over West Bromwich Albion, becoming the fifth Belgian player to do so following Luc Nilis, Thomas Vermaelen, Christian Benteke, and Leandro Trossard.
Pedro Antonio Porro (Manchester City)
Pedro Antonio Porro Sauceda (Spanish pronunciation: [peo poro]; born September 13, 1999) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays right defender or right flank for Sporting CP on loan from Manchester City and for the Spain national team.
Porro joined Manchester City for a rumoured cost of £11 million on August 8, 2019. Porro was loaned to Real Valladolid in La Liga for a season after signing for Manchester City. Real Valladolid had the option to sign Porro on a permanent basis, but after playing 13 league games and assisting the Pucelanos to a 13th-place finish, the club decided not to activate their option.
Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur)
Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior (born 14 January 1999), sometimes known as Emerson Royal or simply Emerson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays as a right-back for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and for the Brazil national team.
Emerson first joined Betis on loan from Atlético Madrid for the balance of the 2018–19 season, appearing in seven games for the club. The Andalusians made him a regular starter after that, and he scored his first goal overseas on September 27, 2019, in a 1–5 loss to Villarreal. [requires citation]
Barcelona paid Real Betis €9 million on June 2, 2021, to exercise their option to bring Emerson back for three seasons. Emerson had played for Betis for two and a half seasons.
Tottenham announced the signing of Emerson from Barcelona on the final day of the August 2021 transfer window. According to reports, Tottenham paid a £25.8 million transfer fee and agreed to a five-year contract with the player. His Premier League debut came against Crystal Palace, which Tottenham defeated 3–0.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal )
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Tomiyasu Takehiro, born 5 November 1998) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays right-back or centre-back for Arsenal in the Premier League and for the Japan national team.
Tomiyasu signed a four-year contract with Premier League club Arsenal on August 31, 2021, with a fifth-year option. The transfer was reported to be worth £15.5 million, £16 million, and £17 million at various times. Both manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu spoke highly of the player upon his arrival at Arsenal, characterizing him as a “essential element of the squad.”
In a 1–0 win over Norwich City on September 11, he made his debut appearance for Arsenal. With 51 percent of the vote, Tomiyasu was chosen Arsenal’s Player of the Month for September 2021.
One response to “The world’s top 10 right-backs: T. Alexander-Arnold, Joao Cancelo Top of the List with others”
[…] Alexander-Arnold is one of about 19 players in Europe’s top five leagues this season who has averaged at least nine first-time passes per 90 minutes. He has the poorest pass success rate among the men in this group, but he is substantially more artistic than the majority of them, and his penetrating passes have always been the most deadly and difficult to accomplish. […]