Football Manager 2020: All the best right backs (DR/WBR) to sign - Kimmich, Cancelo, & more


Full backs are vital to modern attacking tactics. With
overlaps, underlaps, and the desire to stretch the field as much as possible
you need a quality player.

Of course, they also have a defensive job to do. Matching up
against the elite wingers of the world and trying to dispossess and contain
their electric talents.

How to choose the best right backs (DR/WBR) in Football Manager
2020

This article will look at the very best right backs and right wing backs in Football Manager 2020. We don’t care about age or nationality here, just the absolute best quality players at the position when you start your save (usually June 2019).

These players are all naturals at DR or WBR, and are sorted by current ability (CA). This is the surest way of seeing who the best players are as star ratings only work in reference to the rest of your team, not world football as a whole.

So who are the best right backs in FM20?

Joshua Kimmich (CA 159 – PA 169)

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Age: 24

Position(s): D (R), WB (R), DM

Club: FC Bayern

Country: Germany

Best Attributes: 18 teamwork, 18 strength, 17 decisions

Value: £46 million

Wage: £130,000 a week

Joshua Kimmich is the top right back in Football Manager
2020. The German came up through the Stuttgart youth system but got his debut
in 2013 with RB Leipzig. It didn’t take long for Bayern to notice him, and in
2015 they snapped him up.

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In Football Manager 2020 Kimmich is a terrific player. With
17 decisions, 17 determination, and 16 work rate he can get up and down the
flank. His 18 stamina keeps him running all game, and with 15 crossing and 14
tackling he can get it done at both ends.

Joao Cancelo (CA 158 – PA 165)

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Age: 25

Position(s): D (R), WB (R), M (R)

Club: Man City

Country: Portugal

Best Attributes: 18 flair, 17 dribbling, 16 technique

Value: £50 million

Wage: £140,000 a week

Joao Cancelo came up with Benfica, getting his debut in 2014
before a loan move to Valencia that became permanent. In 2018 he moved to
Juventus, and then in 2019 joined Man City.

Cancelo is an attacking wing back. With 17 dribbling, 16
pace, and a massive 18 flair he will fly forward and try to create chances.

Daniel Alves (CA 157 – PA 174)

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Age: 36

Position(s): D (R), WB (R), M (R)

Club: SPO

Country: Brazil

Best Attributes: 20 determination, 18 natural fitness, 17
crossing

Value: £1.2 million

Wage: £56,000 a week

The veteran right back is still going strong. Best known for
his electric career with Barcelona, Dani Alves played nearly 400 times for the
Catalan club and has over 100 caps for Brazil.

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Despite his age Alves is still a good player. With 20
determination, 18 natural fitness, and 17 crossing he can deliver up the park.
His 16 passing and 16 technique will help too. His 15 tackling means he can
still win the ball back.

Dani Carvajal (CA 156 – PA 162)

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Age: 27

Position(s): D (R), WB (R)

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Best Attributes: 19 work rate, 18 stamina, 18 bravery

Value: £47 million

Wage: £135,000 a week

Dani Carvajal came up through the Real Madrid youth system,
but he had to go to Bayer Leverkusen to get his first team opportunity. After a
year there, in 2013 he moved back to Real Madrid to take up the starting job.

Carvajal brings 19 work rate, 17 off the ball, and 16 determination
to the pitch, with 18 stamina and 16 natural fitness he can run all day. He isn’t
a phenomenal attacking force, but with 14 crossing and 13 passing he can get it
done, and his 15 tackling is good too.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (CA 154 – PA 170)

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Age: 20

Position(s): D (R), WB (R)

Club: Liverpool

Country: England

Best Attributes: 17 crossing, 16 passing, 16 vision

Value: £42.5 million

Wage: £75,000 a week

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the future of the right back
position. Liverpool born and bred, Alexander-Arnold got his debut in 2016 and has
already appeared over 100 times for his club. He also picked up his first England
cap in 2018.

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A forward-thinking player, Alexander-Arnold has 17 crossing,
16 passing, and 16 vision, making him a strong player in possession. He has 13
tackling, 13 marking and plenty of room to improve.

Alvaro Odriozola (CA 154 – PA 163)

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Age: 23

Position(s): D (R)

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Best Attributes: 18 pace, 17 stamina, 16 work rate

Value: £34 million

Wage: £61,000 a week

Real have a second quality right back. Alvaro Odriozola
started his career with Real Sociedad, but in 2018 moved to Real Madrid for
around £30 million.

The young right back has superb 18 pace, 17 acceleration, and
17 stamina to fly up and down the wing. With 16 work rate he’ll track back too.
His 13 passing and 13 tackling will develop with time too.

Jesus Navas (CA 166 – PA 171)

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Age: 33

Position(s): D (R), WB (R), M (R)

Club: Sevilla

Country: Spain

Best Attributes: 17 stamina, 16 pace, 16 work rate

Value: £10.75 million

Wage: £66,000 a week

Jesus Navas started his career with Sevilla in 2003, racking
up over 300 appearances before a 2013 move to Manchester City. In 2017 he
returned to Sevilla though. He also has over 40 caps for Spain.

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Navas brings 17 stamina, 16 pace, and 16 acceleration to break forward, along with 16 work rate to help him get back. His 14 crossing and 14 dribbling will be useful at the top of the pitch, but his 11 tackling is tough.

Danilo (CA 152 – PA 155)

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Age: 27

Position(s): D (RL), WB (R)

Club: Zebre (Juventus)

Country: Brazil

Best Attributes: 17 stamina, 16 pace, 15 tackling

Value: £28 million

Wage: £100,000 a week

Danilo started his career with America Mineiro and came to
Europe with Porto in 2012. In 2015 he moved to Real Madrid, and in 2017 to Man
City. He is now with Juventus after being part of the deal that took Joao
Cancelo to Manchester.

Danilo is a solid player in FM20. With 17 stamina and 16
pace he can push up the wing, and his 15 tackling is among the best at the
position. His 13 crossing and 13 passing is also good, though not great.

Kyle Walker (CA 151 – PA 157)

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Age: 29

Position(s): D (R), WB (R)

Club: Man City

Country: England

Best Attributes: 18 acceleration, 18 pace, 16 work rate

Value: £33 million

Wage: £150,000 a week

Kyle Walker started his career with Sheffield United but
soon moved to Tottenham in 2009. There he developed into a quality full back and
made a £50 million move to Man City in 2017.

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Walker has electric speed with 18 speed and 18 acceleration.
He also has 16 work rate to help him get back after a rampaging run forward.
After that though, he is lacking a little. With 12 passing and 11 crossing he isn’t
overly reliable in possession.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CA 150 – PA 165)

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Age: 29

Position(s): D (RLC), WB (R)

Club: Chelsea

Country: Spain

Best Attributes: 18 work rate, 17 stamina, 17 teamwork

Value: £52 million

Wage: £150,000 a week

Cesar Azpilicueta started his career with Osasuna before
moving to Marseille and eventually landing with Chelsea in 2012. He has claimed
two Premier League titles with Chelsea and made over 350 appearances for the
Blues.

Azpilicueta brings a terrific 18 work rate, 17 teamwork, and 16 leadership with him, while also having 17 stamina and 17 natural fitness. He is a more defensive player, with 15 tackling, but he also has 15 crossing.

All the best right backs (DR/WBR) to sign

Player
Pos
Age
Club
Country
CA
PA
V
W
Joshua Kimmich
D (R), WB (R), DM
24
FC Bayern
Germany
159
169
£46m
£130k
João Cancelo
D (R), WB (R), M (R)
25
Man City
Portugal
158
165
£50m
£140k
Daniel Alves
D (R), WB (R), M (R)
36
SPO
Brazil
157
174
£1.2m
£56k
Dani Carvajal
D (R), WB (R)
27
R. Madrid
Spain
156
162
£47m
£135k
Trent Alexander-Arnold
D (R), WB (R)
20
Liverpool
England
154
170
£42.5m
£75k
Álvaro Odriozola
D (R)
23
R. Madrid
Spain
154
163
£34m
£61k
Jesús Navas
D (R), WB (R), AM (R), M (R)
33
Sevilla
Spain
153
161
£10.75m
£66k
Danilo
D (RL), WB (R)
27
Zebre
Brazil
152
155
£28m
£100k
Kyle Walker
D (R), WB (R)
29
Man City
England
151
157
£33m
£150k
César Azpilicueta
D (RLC), WB (L)
29
Chelsea
Spain
150
165
£52m
£150k
Alessandro Florenzi
D (R), WB (R)
28
Roma
Italy
150
154
£21.5m
£92k
Nélson Semedo
D (R), WB (R)
25
Barcelona
Portugal
149
164
£29.5m
£74k
Héctor Bellerín
D (R), WB (R)
24
Arsenal
Spain
149
162
£34m
£110k
Danilo D'Ambrosio
D (RLC), WB (RL), M (R)
30
Inter
Italy
146
148
£14.25m
£61k
Manuel Lazzari
D (R), WB (R), M (R)
25
Lazio
Italy
146
152
18785300
45963
Ricardo Pereira
D (R), WB (R), AM (R)
25
Leicester
Portugal
146
160
27349600
£70k
Hugo Mallo
D (RC), WB (R)
28
Vigo
Spain
146
152
£20.5m
£33k
Moussa Wagué
D (RL), WB (R)
20
Barcelona
Senegal
145
167
£19m
£8k
Sime Vrsaljko
D (R), WB (R), M (R)
27
A. Madrid
Croatia
145
153
£19m
£86k
Mário Fernandes
D (R), WB (R)
28
CSKA Moscow
Russia
145
150
£16.5m
£36.5k
Daniel Caligiuri
D (R), WB (R), AM (R), M (R)
30
Schalke 04
Germany
144
144
£12.75m
£41.5k
Achraf Hakimi
D (RL), WB (RL)
20
Borussia Dortmund (On loan from Real Madrid)
Morocco
144
159
£20,
£49.5k
Gabriel Mercado
D (RC)
32
Al-Rayyan
Argentina
144
147
£4.3m
£67k

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