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Top 10 Attack-Minded Fullbacks

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As the beautiful game of football is evolving, so is the role that fullbacks play. With the traditional 4 defenders at the back, left and right backs used to have the same objective as the center backs: to stay at the back line and defend. But over the years, fullbacks have been leaning more towards the opposite half of the pitch where they can help with the attack and then track back if they lose possession. In fact, some fullbacks in the modern era are known more for their tendency to go up the pitch try knocking in a few goals themselves rather than for their actual defending ability. However, keep in mind that the list is not about who the best left backs are, but who tend to be involved in the attack force more frequently. So, here are the top 10 players who best represent that Roberto Carlos-like playing style.

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Arsenal

Top 10 Free Transfers Of All Time

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10) Miroslav Klose to Lazio

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Considered as one of the finest strikers of all time, Klose joined Lazio from German Champions Bayern Munich in 2011. After falling out with Louis Van Gaal, Klose was one of the two strikers shipped out by the Dutchman during his time in Bavaria. However, the move did not halt Klose’ progress as he continued his prowess in front of goal scoring 48 goals for the Italian side. At 36, Klose broke the world record for most goals scored by a player at the World Cup scoring the second goal on that torrid night for Brazilian football.

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AC Milan

Rivals who shared the same football stadium

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Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munchen- Allianz Arena

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Bayern Munich and Tsv 1860 Munchen still use the same ground. Allianz arena is also known as the inflatable boat. Allianz currently owns the naming rights of the stadium for 30 years however this name cannot be used while hosting UEFA and FIFA tournaments during the UEFA matches it is known as Fußball Arena München and during FIFA matches it is known as FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich. Allianz brought the 50 per cent shares of the stadium from Tsv Munchen by paying 11 million euros in April 2006. Since then Tsv play their home games at Allianz arena but do not retain any share in the stadium. Good deal Bayern Munich.

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Atlético Madrid

10 most versatile players in the world currently

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10.Philipp Lahm

DORTMUND, GERMANY - AUGUST 13: Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the DFL Supercup match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on August 13, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich great Philipp Lahm may have made his name for his role as right-back, but not many knew that he started his career as a left-back. The German international has since then gone on to play in several positions, but has seldom disappointed.

In Pep Guardiola’s current set-up, the World Cup winning captain operates as a defensive midfielder and the Spaniard has hailed him as the “most intelligent player” he’s worked with.

Pace, stamina and precise tackling are some his traits and his small stature has earned him the moniker “Magic Dwarf”.

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