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Best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021

Thu 16 December 2021 | 5:30

Which Bundesliga right-backs did a better job on the pitch in 2021? Want to know more about these stars? Then join us in the following article to have a look at the greatest Bundesliga right-backs in 2021.

As you already know, Bundesliga is one of the most outstanding football leagues in the world. Germany is without a doubt one of the most successful countries in this sport and its football system has produced many brilliant players in all the positions. Bundesliga is among the high-rank leagues and many great footballers play for the German clubs.

As you may know, a right-back plays an important role in the team. A player at this position participates in attacking as well as defending. A good right-back is a player who covers the right side well when his team is on the defensive mode and breaks through the enemy’s left side while attacking and helps the forwards score.

Here we are going over the players who did their job well in this position in 2021. If you are interested, then join us in this article on the

top Bundesliga right-backs-backs in 2021

.

greatest Bundesliga right-backs in 2021

Without wasting time anymore, let’s have a look at the

best Bundesliga right-backs of 2021

. Stay tuned!

Cedric Brunner

The first name on our list for the

best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021

is the Swiss footballer, Cedric Brunner. He was born in Zollikon on 17 February 1994. Brunner started playing football at Zurich FC and played there until 2018. Since then, he has been playing for

Arminia Bielefeld

.

Brunner has won 2 Swiss Cup titles with Zurich and 1 Bundesliga 2 title with Arminia Bielefeld. In 2021, this Swiss right-back has played 44 Bundesliga games with providing 2 assists and 2 DFB Pokal games. He is one of the top Bundesliga right-backs-backs in 2021.

Stefan Lainer

The next footballer on our list for the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is

Monchengladbach

’s player, Stefan Lainer. This Austrian right-back was born in Salzburg on 27 August 1992 and took his first steps in the world of football at SV Seekirchen. In 2006, he went to Red Bull Salzburg and in 2010, he played his first match for the club in 2010. Lainer kicked the ball for the second team of Salzburg until 2013, except playing for SV Grodig in the 2011/12 season on loan.

In 2013, Laimer’s senior career started as he moved to FC Liefering, which is the reserve team for Salzburg. Then he joined SV Ried but left the club after only one season. In 2015, this brilliant right-back returned to

Salzburg

and kicked the ball there for the following 4 years. Since 2019, he has been playing for his current club, Borussia Monchengladbach.  

During his career up to now, Stefan Lainer has won 4 Austrian Bundesliga titles, 3 OFB Pokal, and 2 Austrian Western Regionalliga Championship titles, all of which with Red Bull Salzburg, except 1 Austrian Western Regionalliga, which was with FC Liefering.

This Austrian footballer, who is one of the best Bundesliga right-backs of 202, has played 37 Bundesliga games, 5 DFB Pokal, and 8 Champions League matches for his club. Let’s move on to the next name on our list.

Jonathan Schmid

The next name among the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is Jonathan Schmid, who plays as a right-back or midfielder. Born in Strasbourg, France on 22 June 1990, he started playing football at Strasbourg. This French footballer then joined Sporting Schiltigheim, Mars Bischheim, Offenburger FV, and he moved to Freiburg in 2008.

In 2009, Schmid’s senior career started and he kicked the ball for Freiburg until 2015. After that, this brilliant right-back joined

Hoffenheim

, where he played for only one season. In 2016, Schmid moved to

Augsburg

, where he played for 3 years. In 2019, this French footballer moved back to

Freiburg

and has been playing for this club until now.

The only title that Schmid has won up to now is the Under-19 Cup, which he won with Freiburg. Having played in 33 Bundesliga matches and 3 Pokal games, this French footballer is among the

greatest Bundesliga right-backs in 2021

.

Nordie Mukiele

Nordie Mukiele, who currently plays for

Leipzig

, is also among the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021. He was born in Montreuil, France on 1 November 1997 to parents who are of Congolese descent.

Mukiele began playing football at Paris FC in 2004 and played there until 2013. After that, he joined Laval and in 2014, the senior career of this French footballer started. He kicked the ball for Laval until 2017 and then moved to

Montpellier

, where he kicked the ball for only one season. Since 2018, Mukiele has been playing for Leipzig.

Having played in 41 Bundesliga games, 6 DFB Pokal, and 6 UEFA Champions League, Nordie Mukiele is one of the top Bundesliga right-backs-backs in 2021.

Kevin Mbabu  

The next player among the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is

Kevin Mbabu

, who is a VfL Wolfsburg player. This Swiss footballer was born in Chene-Bougeries on 19 April 1995 and began playing football at Servette.

In 2012, Mbabu’s senior career started and after spending the 2012/13 season at Servette, this Swiss right-back moved to

Newcastle

. In 2015, he was loaned to Rangers and in the 2016/17 season, Mbabu kicked the ball for

Young Boys

under a loan until his contract with Newcastle ended.

In 2017, Mbabu signed a deal with Young Boys and played there for 2 seasons. Since 2019, this brilliant right-back has been kicking the ball for the Bundesliga club,

VfL Wolfsburg

.

It is good to know that Kevin Mbabu won 2 Swiss Super League titles when he played for Young Boys. In 2018, he became the Swiss League player of the year. Mbabu has played 36 Bundesliga matches, 3 DFB Pokal, and 6 UEFA Champions League games in 2021 and his name is among the best Bundesliga right-backs of 2021.

Jeremie Frimpong

The next name on the list of the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is the Dutch footballer, Jeremie Frimpong. He was born in Amsterdam on 10 December 2000 and started his career in Manchester City in 2010.

Frimpong kicked the ball for the Citizens until 2019 and then joined Celtic after 9 years at

Man City

. This Dutch right-back played for Celtic for 2 seasons winning 1 Scottish Premiership title, 1 Scottish Cup, and 1 Scottish League Cup.

In 2021, this brilliant footballer moved to

Bayer Leverkusen

, which is his current club. Having played 24 Bundesliga games, 3 Pokal, and 13 Europa League games, Frimpong is one of the most brilliant Bundesliga right-backs in 2021.

Lukas Klostermann

The next footballer among the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is the German national player, Lukas Klostermann. This outstanding footballer was born in Herdecke on 3 June 1996 to an athletic family. His parents were both runners and his sister, Lisa, is a retired footballer and played as a goalkeeper for FSV Gevelsberg, MSV Duisburg, and SGS Essen. Her knee injury caused her to finish her career as a football player in 2021 at the age of 22.

Lukas Klostermann took his first steps in the world of football at FSV Gevelsberg. He joined SSV Hagen in 2001 and kicked the ball for them until 2010. Then he moved to

VfL Bochum

, where he played for 4 years. After that, he joined Leipzig but left there after a short time.

In 2014, Klostermann’s senior career started as he moved back to Bochum. However, after a short time, this brilliant right-back returned to Leipzig. Since 2014, he has been playing for the Red Bulls.

Klostermann made his debut for “Die Mannschaft” on 20 March 2019 against Serbia in a Euro2020 qualifying match, which ended 1-1. After the match, he was praised by

Joachim Low

, the former Bundestrainer.

It might be interesting for you to know that this outstanding footballer was included in the Olympic squad of Germany in the 2016 Games, where he won the silver medal.

Having played 33 Bundesliga games, 7 Champions League, and 4 DFB Pokal matches, Lukas Klostermann is one of the most outstanding Bundesliga right-backs in 2021.

Thomas Meunier  

The next name on our list for the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021 is the Belgian footballer, Thomas Meunier. This brilliant footballer was born in Sainte-Ode on 12 September 1991. It is interesting to know that he used to idolize

Ronaldo Nazario

, saying “He evolves, like me, at the center forward position. I liked his style of play and his dribbling”.

Meunier has stated that he had a difficult childhood. He started a new life with his mother and sister after his parents divorced. When he was in Virton, he worked at a car factory and as a postman while he studied at high school.

Now let’s have a look at his football career. Thomas Meunier started playing football at RUS Saint-Ode in 1996. After 6 years, he moved to RUS Givry, where he played until 2004. This brilliant right-back then joined Standard Liege, where he kicked the ball until 2006. After that, he moved to Virton.

In 2009, Meunier’s senior career started and he played for Virton until 2011. This Belgian footballer then joined

Club Brugge

, where he played for 5 seasons. In 2016, Meunier signed a deal with

Paris Saint-Germain

. After spending 4 years playing for Les Parisiens (The Parisians), this brilliant footballer went to Germany to join his current club,

Borussia Dortmund

.

Thomas Meunier has won 1 Belgian Pro League and 1 Belgian Cup with Club Brugge, 3 Ligue 1 titles, 2 Coupe de France, 3 Coupe de la Ligue, and 3 Trophee des Champions with PSG, and 1 DFB Pokal title with Dortmund. He has played 32 Bundesliga games, 5 DFB Pokal, and 13 UEFA Champions League games in 2021.

Christopher Trimmel 

Christopher Trimmel is also among the best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021. He is a footballer who plays as a defender and midfielder and his current club is

Union Berlin

. This Austrian player was born in Oberpullendorf on 24 February 1987 and took his first steps in football at UFC Mannersdorf, where he kicked the ball from 1994 until 2006. Then he moved to ASK Horitschon.

In 2007, Trimmel’s senior career started and he played for ASK Horitschon until 2008. This Austrian defender then signed with Rapid Vienna, where he kicked the ball for 6 years. In 2014, Trimmel moved to Union Berlin, the club which he is playing for now. In the 2018/19 season, he was promoted to Bundesliga with his team.

Having played 40 Bundesliga and 4 DFB Pokal games, Christopher Trimmel is one of the top Bundesliga right-backs-backs in 2021.

Benjamin Pavard

the last name on our list for the

best Bundesliga right-backs in 2021

is

Bayern Munich

’s French footballer, Benjamin Pavard. This outstanding right-back was born in Maubeuge on 28 March 1996 and took his first steps in the world of football at US Jeumont, where he kicked the ball from 2002 until 2005. Then he joined

Lille

, where he has spent most of his career up to now.

In 2014, Benji’s senior career started and he played for Lille until 2016. After that, this French footballer went to Germany to play for

VfB Stuttgart

. After kicking the ball there for 3 seasons, Pavard joined the Bavarians and won many titles with them.

Benjamin Pavard has won 1 Bundesliga 2 title with Stuttgart, 2 Bundesliga titles, 1 DFB Pokal, 2 DFL Super Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title with the Reds of Munich. He has also won 1 World Cup and UEFA Nations League with the national team of France.

Having played 31 Bundesliga games, 13 Champions League, 2 DFB Pokal, and 2 Club World Cup in 2021, Pavard is one of the greatest Bundesliga right-backs in 2021.

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