Ranked! The 10 best right-backs in the world

Ranked! The 10 best right-backs in the world
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Discussing the world's best right-backs was not something most would have considered doing even 15 years ago. Famously, no one “grew up wanting to be Gary Neville”. 

Well, the times, they are a-changing – even since Trent Alexander-Arnold’s incredible rise from debates about whether he was a midfielder to winning Champions League titles. This is a position in which crossing machines bomb up and down the flank (see the likes of Achraf Hakimi), playmaking starlets glisten (Trent, anyone?) and intelligent defenders lock down a couple of roles at once (think Kyle Walker). 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.

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