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Who is the best right back in the world?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by bostonf4lyf, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

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    it is so hard to find a world class right back in football, so who do you think is the best?

    gary neville
    eboue
    zambrotta
    cafu
    cicinho
     


  2. Yañez

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    For me Zambrotta.
     
  3. Canadian Azzurri

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    Zambrotta, no doubt, but you should have included Miguel and Daniel Alves as poll options, as they are both extremely good at the rightback position.
     
  4. arvin sloane

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    and Sagnol
     


  5. comme

    comme Moderator Staff Member

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    Eboue?

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    A right back who is completely inept in defence is never going to be the best in the world.

    It's incredible just how over-rated some Arsenal players are. You would have thought that with almost all of them supposedly being world class they wouldn't be quite so poor in the league.
     
  6. Spartak

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    Although he's been playing mostly in midfield this year I still feel Javier Zanetti is the best right back in the world.
     
  7. Canadian Azzurri

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    Yep, and Sagnol, he has to be mentioned in a discussion like this.
     
  8. ForeverRed

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    Ok I get it, this is a poll to vote for the second best right back in the world....

    Hmm...in that case I chose Zambrotta.
     
  9. 9_kezman

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    Daniel Alves...
     
  10. Teso Dos Bichos

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    Good shout. Usually a lock when doing world XI's (etc) during the 90's but has been under the radar recently (unfairly imo). Zambrotta is great but I don't think he has performed to his best at Barca yet so I am not prepared to put him at number one for this position yet. Therefore Sagnol gets my vote.
     
  11. SirManchester

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    Why are German and BUndesliga players never mentioned in polls like these? Is it pure retardation or what? Sagnol is the best RB on the planet. He proved it last season and he proved it during the World Cup. Zambrotta was for the longest time before him but sorry, he'll have to take a back seat. His season so far has been atrocious whereas Sagnol's is only getting better and better.
     
  12. jagr68

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    you fool, do you not remember the Arsenal back four in last years Champions League. Eboue was a big part of the reason they went so long without conceding. Theres nothing wrong with his defending and he is easily the best full-back in the world in attack, without question. His pace and crossing ability are unmatched.
     
  13. Neutral2

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    1.Sagnol
    2.Lahm playing as right back

    P.S. Retarded&ignorant poll
     
  14. lanman

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    He is average at best defensively and no amount of attacking ability (which is over-rated for what it's worth) can make up for that. He's a good player, who performs his role well for Arsenal but he is a long way from being the best right back around.
     
  15. lanman

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    Coming from a Milan fan that is high praise indeed. I'm not sure I would call him the best today, but over the past decade it's hard to argue for anyone being notably better than him.

    Sagnol and Zambrotta are the two stand outs, with Neville in third place.
     
  16. Twenty26Six

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    Once again, no love for Steve Finnan? He is better going forward and had a much better year than G. Neville last year.

    Neville is by no means a third place "lock". Why Steve Finnan is _never_ mentioned in this debate is beyond comprehension. Very few RBs over the last 3 years have been as good or as consistent. He is half the reason Gerrard played so well at "right" midfield and other times has had Garcia, Pennant, Nunez, Kromkamp and other no-show defensive players in front of him. He even played a handful of games at RM in Rafa's early days at LFC.

    Just one example...

     
  17. Twenty26Six

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    OPTA Comparison
    S. Finnan - 17 starts [0 subs], 3 assists, 1 yellow
    Passing 725 [83.3%]
    Crossing 63 [23.8%]

    G. Neville - 15 starts [0 subs], 2 assists
    Passing - 731 [81.4%]
    Crossing - 60 [31.7%]

    Last year, Finnan had the edge in crosses and was a better tackler [one of the Prem's best in percentage won]. This year it is a dead heat, but Finnan's Liverpool has largely been off-form this year. Nevertheless, he still produces at the very highest level.

    So, how about at least a mention of him before we annoint everyone else?
     
  18. jagr68

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    I agree with you that he isn't the greatest defensively but he is only 23. He came out of nowhere and has been getting better and better. In the Champions League, he marked Robinho against Real and Ronaldinho against Barca and kept them both quiet. His technique is unrivaled at his position and if you don't agree right now that he is the best, just keep watching him and your opinion will change as he gains more experience.
     
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    Still can't believe Zanetti was left out of Argentina's WC squad. Absolutely mind-boggling.
     
  20. ForeverRed

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    I know, you think thats bad? They left out Demichelis, one of the best performing Argentines in Europe last year. Peckerhead......


    ANyways, here are my top RBs in no particular order:

    Sagnol
    Zambrotta
    Finnan
    Neville
     
  21. maturin

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    Miguel deserves a lot more love than he's getting in this thread. He was easily the best RB at the World Cup.
     
  22. SirManchester

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    At this moment my list goes;

    1. Sagnol
    2. Miguel
    3. Zanetti
    4. G.Neville
    5. Zambrotta
     
  23. Teso Dos Bichos

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    Same names, just different positioning for me.
     
  24. Bartio88

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    Neville sucks more then an old whore, he is decent at defending but crap when attacking. It’s a disgrace to seen him next those names

    1. Zanetti: quality dribbles, passes, crosses and Incredibly solid at the back.
    2. Zambrotta: like a horse
    3. D.Alves: the new soon better version of Zanetti.
    4. Miguel: assume defending and decent attacking
     
  25. Teso Dos Bichos

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    Thanks for admitting you don't know a thing about Neville. No idea what you wrote next to Alves but the defensive side of his game is weak which is why he (a) gets so much attention due to his attacking nature and (b) doesn't merit mention in this thread.
     
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