Those days are gone when the defenders were used to guard the fort and the forward players used to attack and score goals. The game has changed a lot from before and now it has become more adventurous, now days a defender not only protects their goal but they even help their midfield and forward players to score goals. Finding a perfect full back is surely a rarity and in this article we have ranked the best right backs in the world right now.
In today’s football game a fullback must have dribbling skills as well as pace to go through all the opponent players and produce a cross for his team mates or score by himself when you’re in a better position to do it. It is definitely not an easy job to do it for full 90 minutes where tackling and attacking both are involved.
Here are the 15 best right backs in the world right now –
15. Matt Doherty
Doherty is a 27 years old Irish right back who joined wolves from an Irish club Bohemian FC and after that he played on loan for many different clubs like Hibernian FC and Bury FC. His consistent hard work and well performance has now made him a first team player in the Wolves starting eleven.
He had a terrific last season, starting in most of the games with also scoring 4 and assisting 5 goals. His forward runs has been a topic of concern for the opposition. Wolves would love to keep him at the club with multiple clubs showing interest.
14. Hector Bellerin
The Arsenal man and Spanish international is a good dribbler, very pacey and a good passer of the ball. At 24, Bellerin has a long time to work on his game and certainly has the potential to become one of the best in the world.
However, he is currently injured with a ruptured cruciate ligament and it could take months for him to make a comeback.
13. Mario Fernandes
This Russian right back plays for one of the famous Russian football club CSKA Moscow. He joined CSKA Moscow in 2012 from a Serie A club Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. He is a regular starter for his club and played 35 games last season. He also scored a goal and had assist of 10.
He can play at different positions in the right side of the pitch let it be a right back of a right defensive midfielder. He makes through balls to his opponents from the back, as well as he is also known for making key passes probably that’s the reason why he is having so many assists. He is good in the air too and likes to play short passes.
12. Sime Vrsaljko
On loan to Atletico Madrid from Inter Milan, Vrsaljko, was part of the Croatian team in the world cup 2019. He is a good crosser of the ball and have a powerful shot. He is good in the air and loves to take shots from long distances.
11. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
He is young, talented and have lots of potential in him. He is one of those player who is in the wish-list of many top clubs. He joined Crystal Palace senior team in the winter of 2018 from the U23 team. He has appeared in 39 games for his club in all competition.
He is very good in dribbling, tackling, blocking and interception. He just dribbles through his opponents and makes small pass to his team mates in the forward line.
He joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window of 2019.