Top 10 Best Football Right-Backs In The World Right Now

September 26, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Football Right-Backs In The World Right Now

Right-back is s position where a defender moves through the right flank of the ground. He primarily blocks and clears the attacks by the opponent’s forwards from the right side of the stadium. They not only protect the defense line of the team but also move quickly throughout the whole sideline to deliver effective balls to the midfielder and forwards. Right-backs not only possess strong tackling and defending qualities but are also extremely fast. They also have superior ball control along with excellent passing ability. And, here goes our list of the best football right-backs in the world.

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Starting from the best midfielders to the best forwards, we have made the list consists of the gems of football these days. But, this series will be really incomplete without the mention of talented right-backs. So, here goes our exclusive list of the best football right-backs in 2020. Happy reading, folks!

10. Achraf Hakimi

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Achraf-Hakimi

A product of Real Madrid Castilla, Achraf Hakimi currently plays as a right-back for the Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a loan term from Real Madrid. Besides, he also plays for the Moroccan national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Real Madrid Castilla in 2016 before earning his promotion to the Real Madrid first-squad in 2017. And recently in 2018, he opted for his loan-transfer to Dortmund.

Achraf Hakimi won the CAF Youth Player of the Year in 2018. Besides, he also recently helped Borussia Dortmund to win the DFL-Supercup in 2019. He previously helped Real Madrid to win the FIFA Club World Cup in 2017 and the UEFA Champions League in 2018. Besides, he has also helped Real Madrid Castilla to secure the Copa del Rey Juvenil in the 2016-17 football season.

9. Thomas Meunier

One of the best football right-backs in 2020, Thomas Meunier, currently plays for one of the richest football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain. Besides, he also plays for the Belgian national football team. A product of Virton youth academy, he started his senior footballing career with the club’s first-team in 2009. He then moved to Club Brugge in 2011 before moving to the French Ligue1 side PSG in 2016.

Thomas Meunier received the Godefroid of Honour in 2016. Besides, he has helped the Belgian team to secure third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He also helped PSG to win both the Ligue1 and Coupe de la Ligue twice till now. He then helped them to secure the Coupe de France in the 2017-18 football season. Moreover, he helped the side to secure the Trophée des Champions three times until now.

8. Domagoj Vida

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Domagoj-Vida

Needless to say, Domagoj Vida is one of the best football right-backs right now. Besides, he has also made his name as one of the best defenders of 2020. He currently plays for the Turkish club Besiktas. Besides, he also plays for the Croatian national football team. He started his senior footballing career with Osijek. He then also played for several teams such as Bayer Leverkusen, Dinamo Zagreb, and Dynamo Kyiv.

Domagoj Vida received the Order of Duke Branimir with Ribbon in 2018. Besides, he helped the Croatian team to become the runner-up of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. During his time with Dynamo Kyiv, he helped them to win both the Ukrainian Premier League and Ukrainian Cup twice. Besides, he also helped them to win the Ukrainian Super Cup in 2016. And with Dinamo Zagreb, he won the Croatian Cup in 2012.

7. Nathaniel Clyne

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Nathaniel-Clyne

A product of Crystal Palace youth academy, Nathaniel Clyne currently plays as a right-back for one of the Premier League champions, Liverpool. Besides, he also makes regular appearances for the English national football team. He started his footballing career with Crystal Palace in 2008 before moving to Southampton in 2012. He then joined Liverpool during the 2015 football season.

Nathaniel Clyne won the Crystal Palace Young Player of the Year award twice consecutively, in 2009 and 2010. Besides, he also won the Football League Young Player of the Year award in 2010. He then received the Crystal Palace Player of the Year in 2011. Recently, he won the Football League Championship Player of the Month for his brilliant performance in October 2011.

6. Trent Alexander-Arnold

Without any doubt, Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best football right-backs in the world. He currently plays for the Premier League side Liverpool. Besides, he also plays for the English national football team. A product of the Liverpool youth academy, he played for several youth squads of Liverpool from 2004 to 2016. And recently in 2016, he has earned his promotion to the club’s first-squad.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has earned his place in the IFFHS Men's World Team in 2019. Besides, he also achieved third place in the UEFA Champions League Defender of the Season award in 2019. He also got his chance among the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season this year. Moreover, he previously received the runner-up spot at the 2018 Golden Boy award. He also won the Liverpool Young Player of the Season Award twice till now.

5. Jesús Navas

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Spanish football star, Jesús Navas, currently plays as a right-back for La Liga side Sevilla. Besides, he also plays for the Spanish national football team. A product of Sevilla youth academy, he started his senior footballing career with the Sevilla B team in 2003. Shortly after, he has earned his promotion to the club’s first-squad in that same year. He then moved to Manchester City in 2013 before rejoining Sevilla in 2017.

Jesús Navas received the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit in 2011. He also earned his place in the UEFA La Liga Team of The Season in 2019. And in 2010, he received the La Liga Best Attacking Midfielder award. He helped the Spanish team to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship in 2013. He also helped them to secure second place in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

4. Dani Carvajal

One of the best football right-backs, Dani Carvajal, currently plays for La Liga side Real Madrid. Besides, he also plays for the Spanish national football team. After his initial training at the Real Madrid youth academy, he has earned his promotion to the Real Madrid B team in 2010. He then played in a single season for Bayer Leverkusen. And in 2013, he took his transfer to Real Madrid again.

Dani Carvajal has earned his place in the UEFA La Liga Team of the Season in 2017. Besides, he also became a part of the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season twice till now. He helped the Spanish club Real Madrid to win the FIFA Club World Cup four times till now. Besides, he also helped them to secure the UEFA Champions League four times and UEFA Super Cup thrice.

3. Kyle Walker

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Kyle-Walker

One of the best English footballers, Kyle Walker, currently plays for the Premier League side Manchester City. Besides, he also plays for the England national football team. A product of Sheffield United youth academy, he has earned his promotion to the team’s first-squad in 2008. He then played for several clubs such as Northampton Town, Tottenham Hotspur, and Aston Villa before joining City in 2017.

Kyle Walker received the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2012. Besides, he has achieved his place in the PFA Team of the Year thrice till now. He has also earned his place in the FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team in 2018. He helped the English team to secure third place in the UEFA Nations League in the 2018–19 season. Walker helped Manchester City to win the Premier League twice till now.

2. Danilo

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Danilo

One of the best Brazilian footballers, Danilo, currently plays as a right-back for the Italian Serie A side Juventus. Besides, he also makes regular appearances for the Brazilian national football team. He started his senior footballing career with América Mineiro in 2009. Danilo then played for Santos and Porto before joining Real Madrid in 2015. He then played for Manchester City and then joined Juventus in 2019.

Danilo achieved the Campeonato Mineiro Best Newcomer award in 2010. He helped the Brazilian team to win the Superclásico de las Américas twice till now. Besides, he also helped them to secure the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. During his time with Real Madrid, he helped the team to secure the UEFA Champions League twice and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

1. Dani Alves

One of the highest-paid footballers in the world right now, Dani Alves, currently plays as a right-back for the São Paulo FC. He now also captains the Brazilian national football team. Dani started his football journey with Bahia in 2001. He then played for several biggest clubs all over the world such as Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. Recently in 2019, he became a part of the São Paulo team.

Dani Alves received the Copa América Most Valuable Player award in 2019. Besides, he also became a part of the Copa América Team of the Tournament in 2019. He previously achieved his place in the Serie A Team of the Year in 2017 and the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2018. Moreover, he also achieved his place in the IFFHS Men's World Team in 2017. During his youth career, he won the Bronze Ball at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

So, here goes our exclusive list of the best football right-backs in the world right now. We hope you liked our list. And, don’t forget to send us your valuable opinion in the comment box below.

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