Best Right Backs In The World 2022: The sides are soccer players who have had to evolve to unsuspected limits in recent years. Its importance in defensive solidity, play creation, and offensive participation has increased in this modern football. Therefore, it is essential to create a ranking of the best right-backs in the world.
In our attempt to make the list of the best players in the world, we want to review the most important positions within a field of play.
In these times, the position of the modern winger is not only linked to that of a defensive player who goes up and down the band to generate play and support with the brand. Players like Alexander-Arnold or Joao Cancelo have given a new twist to the position, being decisive by joining the attack as another midfielder or attacker.
Its importance in defensive solidity, game creation, and participation in the offense has increased in this modern football. Therefore, it is essential to create a ranking of the best right-backs in the world.
How to Make the Ranking of The Best Right Backs In The World 2022/2023?
These criteria are the following:
- Tactical: 40%.
- Physical and Technical: 30%.
- Character: 30%.
Choose the best right-backs in the world
10. Danilo (Juventus)
Danilo is a player who, without being so brilliant, always manages to stand out and play a lot in big clubs on the European scene. Not surprisingly, the player has been in charge of perfectly supplying Dani Alves in the Brazilian national team and has settled in as the starter in Tite’s scheme. At Juventus, Danilo is a regular starter, which is why he deserves a place among the top ten in the world.
In Serie A, this season, Danilo played 34 games in which he gave 4 assists, averaged 83.4 touches in the season and scored 1 goal with Vecchia Signora.
9. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea FC)
Chelsea FC’s excellent season can not be explained without César Azpilicueta leading the blue team in the defensive zone. Since Reece James’ irruption, César has been relegated to a much more defensive role with little incorporation into the attack. However, in Tuchel’s scheme with 3 mobile centers and a lane, Azpi has managed to stand out in both positions.
In the Premier League, Azpilicueta played 26 games in which he scored 1 goal, gave 2 assists, averaged 90.2 touches and left a clean sheet 12 times.
8. Reece James (Chelsea FC)
We recently mentioned this player and he already finds his place in this ranking. Reece James is the wing of the future for Chelsea FC, the promising player has fitted in perfectly in the scheme in which he and Azpilicueta share the right wing. Therefore, from a more offensive point of view, Reece James has everything to be one of the best in the world.
In the Premier, Reece played 32 games in which he distributed 2 assists , scored 1 goal, averaged 74.4 touches and left a clean sheet 9 times. However, his impact goes beyond mere statistics, being one of the full-backs with the greatest projection in the Premier League today.
7. Leo Dubois (O. Lyon)
Leo Dubois is a player with a slightly lower profile than most of those present in this ranking. However, its impact and importance do not leave French football fans indifferent. Currently, he has established himself as one of the best in the tournament and, possibly, one of the best on the continent.
In Ligue 1, Dubois played all 37 games, gave 4 assists, scored 2 goals, averaged 72.5 touches and kept his goal at zero on 5 occasions.
6. Kieran Trippier (Atletico De Madrid)
Kieran Trippier is that player who has broken the mold and the myth that British players do not perform well outside the islands. Trippier has adapted quite well to the Cholo scheme and, with a LaLiga trophy on his back, it is fair to say that he has become one of the best in the world.
In LaLiga, Trippier played 28 games in which he could not score a single time. However, he perfectly covered this lack giving 6 assists, averaging 75.8 touches and left the mattress goal blank 16 times.
5. Juan Cuadrado (Juventus FC)
Juan Cuadrado is a player who has asked us a lot in the comments. The Colombian, after many years in which it was not clear if he was a versatile winger, a midfielder with defensive tasks or just another midfielder, has found his best level as a right-back at Juventus in Turin.
For this reason, we have decided to include him as one of the five best full-backs in the world today. The coffee player played 30 games this year in Serie A. In addition, he was able to score 2 goals and distribute 10 assists during the 2020/2021 academic year. On a defensive and creative level, he left a clean sheet 3 times and averaged 72.4 touches.
The offensive level of the player, in addition to his excellent defensive and creative level, drive him to sneak into the top five of the position. Not only after his great individual year at Juve, but also because of the good Copa América he played, in which he was able to score 1 goal and give 1 assist.
4. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Now, the fourth place in our ranking could not be for another player than Kyle Walker. The English right-back was indispensable all season at Manchester City, alternating high-quality matches between the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. In addition, with his selection, he was the undisputed holder of the entire EURO.
In league competition, Walker played 24 games in which he only contributed 1 assist, scored 1 goal, averaged 90.1 touches and kept a clean sheet 9 times. However, again, we are faced with a player who the offensive statistics do not do any favors.
However, on a defensive level, Walker was a wall for much of the season, being a key piece of Manchester City champion of the Premier.
3. Trent Alexander (Liverpool FC)
The third place in our ranking is for none other than Trent Alexander-Arnold. The once best right-back in the world has not played a year to remember. However, in the case of Liverpool, it is difficult to blame everything on Trent when van Dijk, Gomez, Matip and Fabinho were absent for much of the season.
On an individual level, Trent did not add star numbers. Since, in 36 games, the scouser full-back scored 2 goals, gave 7 assists, averaged 94.9 touches and left a clean sheet 10 times. By his standards, it’s a slow season. For a regular player, it would be the best of his career.
It is difficult to measure a player like Alexander-Arnold with the same bar as others of the same position. Since, the Liverpool youth squad is more than just a side, but also a creative all-field player capable of understanding the game in a unique way. For this reason, despite his irregular year, Trent deserves a mention at his height.
2. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
In the case of Cancelo, it is necessary to cheat a bit. The Portuguese full-back has been Pep Guardiola’s great wild card this season, since to a large extent, the versatile player has had to stand out both on the right wing and on the left wing. Therefore, despite not playing in his natural position, Cancelo has played a masterful season.
In 28 games, the versatile player has given 3 assists, scored 2 goals, averaged 90.8 touches and supported to leave a clean sheet 13 times. However, its true contribution came from the creation in the defensive plot of the field.
Cancelo became the Alexander-Arnold of City, since his offensive impact goes beyond statistics, being in charge of averaging 0.9 key passes per game.
1. Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
Finally. The first place in our ranking and the one who is, at least for the moment, the best right-back in the world, is none other than the new PSG signing, Achraf Hakimi. This Moroccan full-back has done nothing but stand out in every team he has been in and, at just 22 years old, Hakimi has already played with teams such as Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and now PSG.
On an offensive level, there is no point of comparison. Hakimi is one of the most decisive lanes on the European scene. In the same way, it is worth noting his great flaw in the defensive section, being one of the best in terms of creation but with a great margin for improvement in this area.
However, at only 22 years old and with the world at his feet, Hakimi has all the potential to become the best winger in the world and stay in the elite if he continues at this level. Above all, if he continues to demonstrate everything he did in this season in which he was champion of Serie A with Inter.
In the 2021/2022 season, Hakimi was an offensive gale, playing 37 games, scoring 7 goals, dishing out 8 assists, averaging 52.6 touches and creating 1.0 key passes per game.
Other Full-Backs That Could Enter the Ranking
In addition to the 10 footballers mentioned, we could add another player who is standing out at the moment in the right-back position:
- Emerson Royal (FC Barcelona)
- Danilo Pereira (Leicester City)
- Jesus Corona (Porto)
With these tops we have taken pains to position the best right-backs in the world in the best possible way. However, if your opinion is different from ours, let us know in the survey or leave a comment with your personal choice!