Who is the best Left-back in the World?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by CIA, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. CIA

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    There are so many great left backs right now, but i dont think one is really above another. In the Right-back position it is a little clearer [Zambrotta (if hes not playing left-back), D. Alves, Maicon, Rafinha], but after R. Carlos, there really hasnt been a defining left-back.


  2. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

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    ....Zambrotta is considered a great right back these days?
  3. KumarsS

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    I think it's Lahm, currently. Clichy and Chivu are up there too and a season ago I would've said Evra.
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    chivu's not even playing. and yea but zambrotta is currently doing a good job in milan. personally id say its between grosso, lahm and vargas.


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    He's been stellar every time I've seen him at left-back.
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    Vargas, that guy has speed and an amazing shot and precision
  7. Joelzinho

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    Rafinha and Zam are RB's

    Ramos should be on this list though...
  8. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

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    Ramos is a horrid defender.
  9. Joelzinho

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    He is a decent, but he should still be considered for the list.
  10. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

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    I think you also over looked the fact that Ramos is a right back.
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    i think evra's class becuz he can get up and help attacks and defend well
  12. Perú FC

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    Right now, I think it's between Lahm, Vargas and Evra. I vote (maybe biased) for the Peruvian.
  13. phil80

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    Lahm. He was a little shaky defensively in euros but usually is very reliable. He even does a solid job at right back as well.

    Last season, Evra was incredible for club and if he can continue to keep that form for country, he might overtake lahm imo
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    I agree. Vargas is probably the best of them all right now. Marcelo seems to be catching up.
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    Although until he improves his consistency in defence Heinze will always start in the bigger games.
  16. comme

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    Evra has been brilliant for the last two years.

    If Big Phil continues to give his full-backs license to get forward then Ashley Cole will return to the form he showed when at Arsenal. If he does that then he can become the best again.
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    Heinze shouldn't even be on the list IMO. He is not great at anything and he is a bad and risky defender.
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    He was superb at Man Utd but he never fully recovered from injury and by the time he did return Evra had taken his place in the side. I cannot say much about his performances at Real Madrid.
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    His first year at ManU was really great. I agree, after that injury he has never been the same. I've seen him at RM and and at the Argentina NT and he is just average if you ask me.
  21. Dr. Know

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    He's not bad for RM but his time has passed for Argentina.
  22. argentine soccer fan

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    LOL! I had two of these guys in my draft team this year. Lahm and Clichy. I had Lahm on the right side, though.

    I voted for Lahm, he's the most complete player. Evra was my second choice.
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    he lost a step or two...
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    I agree and quite honestly I don't really think its up to debate at this point. Besides being complete and able to play just as well on the right side, what other LB is so instrumental and influential for their respective teams?
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    Lahm, he struggled a lil bit last season but this season he's absolutely brilliant(offense & defense).

    I'm glad he extended his contract, he would have been a bigger loss than Ballack was.

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