Written byRajdeep Saha
Since the Premier League's inception in 1992-93, there have been a host of full-backs who made a massive impression in England's top-flight division.
Full-backs are extremely crucial while getting the freedom and marching ahead to provide meaningful crosses, besides stopping attacks while defending.
They put their bodies on the line while defending.
Here we present the best full-backs in Premier League history.
He went on to become a trusted asset for Sir Alex Ferguson.
Evra was extremely quick, agile and good in the air. He was tactically intelligent both in defense and attack.
Evra went on to win five EPL titles and made 278 appearances.
Denis Irwin represented Manchester United for 12 seasons (10 in the Premier League).
He was highly successful and won a total of seven titles.
Irwin made 328 appearances and had 123 clean sheets.
He was highly reliable and consistent. What stood out for Irwin was his easiness in both full-back positions.
He was also a dead-ball specialist.
Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon was at the club for a staggering 15 years (10 seasons in Premier League).
He was sound and tactically aware as a defender. His priority was to defend keeping in sync with Arsenal's demands during the 90s.
He put in a lot of work and had a lengthy career.
Dixon made 305 EPL appearances and won two titles.
Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville was part of the famous class of '92.
Neville was rarely beaten in one-on-one situations and was extremely intelligent in reading the game.
Going forward he was known for his solid runs and dangerous crossing.
Neville went on to make 400 appearances and registered 148 clean sheets.
He won a staggering eight Premier League titles.
Cole was part of the famous 2003-04 season at Arsenal, who went undefeated.
He loved to attack and got the freedom at Arsenal. Defending was a part of his job and he developed considerably at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.
Cole won three titles and made 385 appearances.
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