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Football Manager 2023 Best Left-Backs: Get the BEST of both worlds by signings these defenders

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Football Manager 2023 Best Left Backs

Football Manager 2023 is almost here, with brand new features announced for this year's game.

With that in mind, we know gaffers will already want to start planning those shortlists ahead of this year's game, and we've got you covered for the best left-backs (DLs) you can sign in FM23.

FM23 Top Left-Backs

Having a full-back who can both defend and attack gives you an immediate advantage as you look to crack the FM code.

These options will not only aid your backline but will also bomb forward if you give them license.

Joao Cancelo

Also included on our best right-back list, Joao Cancelo is a versatile option that is more than capable of playing on either flank.

A courageous defender who can also score a worldie or bag a hat-trick of assists, Cancelo is a man you need in your team.

Theo Hernandez

Plying his trade for the Italian champions, French defender Theo Hernandez has proven himself to be somewhat of a footballing machine in recent years.

A top player who is both physical and quick, Hernandez could be just the right option for your team.

Alphonso Davies

Canadian full-back Alphonso Davies may just be the best option on this list, with the youngster more than capable of becoming a dominant star.

Davies is a player with pace and flair but is more than capable of keeping the opposition.

He'll cost a bomb, but we think he's worth every penny.

Ferland Mendy

A Champions League winner with Real Madrid last season, Ferland Mendy is an underrated gem who has quickly become one of the best left-backs in the world.

Another star of the French national team, there's no doubt that this man would be a great alternative if you failed to capture Hernandez's signature.

Ben Chilwell

Moving over to London, you'll find Chelsea star Ben Chilwell, with the former Leicester player cementing himself as a regular starter at Stamford Bridge.

A superb talent who will offer the best of both worlds, we have no doubt that you should be snapping him up.

Marc Cucurella

Sticking with Chelsea, Marc Cucurella is another excellent left-back option who can also operate as a centre-half if needs be.

He may not be as physical as some of the other options on this list, but the Spaniard is still more than capable of becoming a club legend in Football Manager 2023.


An outside choice who many FM fans will be familiar with, Grimaldo is a player that needs to be on your shortlist this year.

With plenty of experience under his belt, this Spanish star is ready to fly the nest from Benfica and become a top player at the very highest level.

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