These are the top 10 greatest full-backs in Premier League history
Every position has its own importance in football. However, full-backs play a great role in attack as well as in defense which means they can both attack and defend.
As for today, we will talk about the greatest full-backs in the Premier League history. Let us tell you that these are the retired players and not the ones still playing.
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So here we give you the top 10 greatest full-backs in PL history.
Greatest Full-Backs In Premier League
- Ashley Cole – Cole started his career at Arsenal. He was part of the famous Invincible side that went unbeaten on the way to the 2004 Premier League title.
- Gary Neville – Neville was rarely beaten in one-on-one situations and was extremely intelligent in terms of game reading. Going forward he was no slouch either, and he was known for his lung busting attacking runs and dangerous crossing.
- Lee Dixon – Dixon’s tenure in north London lasted a hugely impressive 15 years. He encapsulated 619 appearances that left him fourth in the all-time list – until his retirement in 2002.
- Denis Irwin – Irwin arrived at Manchester United in 1990, and truly became a stalwart of Alex Ferguson’s side. He rarely ever put in a bad performance, despite featuring for such a length of time for the club.
- Pablo Zabaleta – Zabaleta became a fan’s favorite for his immense work-rate and never-say-die attitude. He was never shy of getting forward to help his team out in attack.
- Patrice Evra – Evra was a superb athlete capable of covering huge amounts of ground. He was equally strong in both attack and defence.
- Stuart Pearce – Stuart was a no nonsense full-back who gave his all every single time he took to the field. A club legend, he also managed 78 appearances for England.
- Branislav Ivanovic – Unlike most full-backs, Ivanovic was not gifted with blistering pace. However, his calmness during possession and sensational passing abilities made him a successful right-back.
- Nigel Winterburn – Winterburn joined Arsenal from Wimbledon in 1987. He went on to become part of arguably the greatest back four English football has ever seen.
- Leighton Baines – Baines was known for his ability to run wide and provide brilliant crosses from the left-hand side. He has a knack for creating chances from the deep apart from being solid at the back.
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