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3 full-backs with the finest tackling skills in the world at the moment.

In this article, we will be taking a look at three fullbacks with the best tackling skills in football right now (2021). Without further Ado, let's get into it.


#3. Davide Calabria, (AC Milan)

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The Italian full-back is known for his strong overlapping runs and crossing abilities, but he can also defend. Calabria, a graduate of Milan's legendary academy, has shown to be a clear step up from Andrea Conti. Calabria was elevated to first-choice full-back after an injury to their €25 million signing in 2018, and the kid hasn't looked back since.

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Under Stefano Pioli's management, the three-time capped Italian international has been a prominent role on the right side. Calabria made a total of 101 tackles and competed 252 ground duels in 32 Serie A games last season.


#2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, (Manchester United)

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The right-back, who was born in London, is a true defender with outstanding defensive abilities. Wan-Bissaka possesses outstanding rear awareness, allowing him to deftly block opponent attacks. At the age of 23, the Englishman has already established himself as one of the top full-backs in the Premier League.

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Most significantly, with 88 tackles last season, Wan-Bissaka has the stats to back up his abilities. The gifted youngster also competed in 225 ground duels, winning 60.44 percent of the time.


#1. Luke Ayling, (Leeds United)

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Luke Ayling, the uncontested number one pick in terms of defensive full-backs, has been a revelation in recent seasons. Ayling, 30, is a seasoned veteran who has played in several second-tier seasons. Despite his lack of experience in English football's top level, Ayling has settled in like a duck to water in the Premier League.

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Not only was the 30-year-old defender one of the greatest full-backs in the league last season, but he also put up some crazy stats to go with with it. Ayling was one of the most defensively sound full-backs in the Premier League, with 108 tackles and 308 ground duels. In addition, he had a whopping 65.58 percent success rate in ground duels.


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