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The best right-backs to sign on Football Manager 2022

Tom Gott
Pavard is surprisingly affordable
Pavard is surprisingly affordable / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Full-backs have never been more important than they are today. Some of the best teams in the planet revolve around dominance on either side of their defence.

If that's the tactic you're looking for in Football Manager 2022, there are a boatload of players to choose from and it can take a long time to find the right candidate... but that's where we come in.

Here's a list of all the best right-back options available on Football Manager 2022 after the Winter Update, regardless of your budget.

Cheap options

Alvaro Odriozola
Odriozola is out on loan / Gabriele Maltinti/GettyImages

Alvaro Odriozola
R. Madrid (on loan at Fiorentina)

Madrid will offload Odriozola to you for just £6m, but you'll have to wait until his season-long loan with Fiorentina comes to an end.

Theodor Gebre Selassie
Slovan Liberec

The 34-year-old still boasts an impressive 15 pace and 17 stamina, so you'll get a lot for your £300,000.

Christopher Trimmel
Union Berlin

Another bargain bin option, 34-year-old Trimmel can be picked up for just £650,000.

Lorenzo De Silvestri

Veteran De Silvestri will set you back around £2m and he should be able to give you a year or two of solid cover.

Damian Suarez

£3m is the price tag for Suarez, who is out of contract at the end of the first season.

Danilo D'Ambrosio
D'Ambrosio is a versatile option / Giuseppe Bellini/GettyImages

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Danilo D'Ambrosio

He might be approaching 33 years old, but D'Ambrosio is still quality. He's great at either right-back or centre-back and will cost you just £2.5m. A no-brainer in this price bracket.

Daniel Wass
A. Madrid

Having only joined the club recently, you'll have to wait a bit to convince Wass to talk to you, but you'll get the chance to lure him in for £7.5m.

Youssouf Sabaly
Real Hispalis

A nice crosser of the ball, Sabaly will set you back a cool £5m.

Luis Alfonso Rodriguez

Rodriguez has never played outside of Mexico but he's good enough to help out a smaller team in Europe, assuming you've got the £3m to convince Tigres to sell.

Kevin Malcuit

Malcuit's expiring contract means Napoli will sell him to you for just £2.5m.

Reasonable options

Davide Calabria
Calabria is one of the best options for his value / Maurizio Lagana/GettyImages

Davide Calabria

Milan youngster Calabria is a first-team star who is only going to get better. His price tag of £18m will soon look like a bargain.

Adam Marusic

A good option for either full-back role, Marusic is available for around £14m. He's make an ideal wing-back thanks to his nice physical stats.

Elseid Hysaj

Another Lazio option is Hysaj. Still only 27, he offers good value for his £16m price tag, but of the pair, Marusic is probably your better bet.

Noussair Mazraoui

Mazraoui's contract is winding down but that usually doesn't stop top teams bidding for him. If you want him, you might have to pay around £16m to get him.

Mattia De Sciglio

Another on an expiring contract, De Sciglio will cost you £12.5m if you cant wait a season to sign him for free.

Denzel Dumfries
Dumfries still has room to grow / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

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Denzel Dumfries

Inter will sell you Dumfries for as little as £13m, which is an absolute steal for somebody of his quality. With the right management, you could help him improve significantly and turn him into a world-beater.

Matteo Darmian

Darmian comes in marginally cheaper than Dumfries at £11m and is a nice alternative if you miss out on the Dutchman.

Sime Vrsaljko
A. Madrid

No longer the wonderkid he once was, Vrsaljko is still a great option for any team at around £9m.

Santiago Arias
A. Madrid (on loan at Granada)

Similarly, Arias also comes with a £9m price tag but you'll have to wait until his loan with Granada expires before you sign him.

Pierre Kalulu

Kalulu won't give you an immediate return on your £17m investment, but he has the potential to be one of the game's best right-backs, so he's worth buying if you can wait a year or two for his full impact.

Expensive options

Tariq Lamptey
Lamptey has high potential / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Tariq Lamptey

The perfect mix of current and potential ability, Lamptey will cost you a hefty £60m to sign but you can rest easy knowing you'll probably never need to sign another right-back.

Ridle Baku

If that £60m is too expensive, look at Baku instead. He's got identical stats to Lamptey and similarly high potential, but will cost you half the amount.

Dani Carvajal
R. Madrid

Carvajal's £15m price tag feels like a bargain, but you'll need some hefty wages to throw at him to convince him to leave Madrid.

Ricardo Pereira

One of the most exciting full-backs in England, Pereira comes with a sizeable £40m value but you'll definitely get your money's worth from him.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jonny comes in marginally cheaper than Pereira at £30m, so he's one to consider if your pockets aren't as deep.

Benjamin Pavard
Pavard can be lured away easily / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

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Benjamin Pavard
FC Bayern

Somebody of Pavard's quality should cost you a lot more than £19m, but that's what you can get the World Cup winner for. He's 25 and elite all across the backline, and should be your first target for this role.

Kieran Trippier
Newcastle United

You'll have to wait a little while before new signing Trippier will consider leaving Newcastle, but once you get to that point, a fee of around £45m should do it.


Just £23m will get you Danilo which, compared to a lot of other players in this price bracket, is great value.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Di Lorenzo is a physical monster who is still only 27. You'll have to pay £32m to get him, but that's not bad for one of the best options in this position.

Juan Cuadrado

If you're happy for your right-back to be a little more attack-minded, Cuadrado is the real gem. He's one of the best players on the game but will cost you just £21m, largely because he is 33 years old.