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Right Back - Ukraine Team of the Decade

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After Andriy Pyatov’s appointment to the number one jersey. It is time for you guys to pick! The first choice is Right Back. All Ukrainian full-backs live in the shadow of Oleh Luzhnyi. We’ve picked four candidates out of the eligible 6 for you to choose from.

Head on over to Twitter to vote now!

Artem Fedetskyi

Period active: 2010-16 Appearances/Goals: 53/2 Finals: Euro 2016 3/0

Bohdan Butko

Period active: 2011-present Appearances/Goals: 33/0 Finals: Euro 2012 1/0; Euro 2016 1/0

Oleh Husyev:

Period active: 2010-16 Appearances/Goals: 44/6 Finals: Euro 2012 3/0

Olexandr Karavaev

Period active: 2015-present Appearances/Goals: 26/1 Finals: N/A

Honourable mentions: Vitaliy Mandzyuk & Mykola Moroziuk. The two were eligible but their credentials didn't match up to the chosen four!

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What is a full back?

The full-backs (the left-back and the right-back) take up the holding wide positions and traditionally stayed in defence at all times, until a set-piece. There is one full-back on each side of the field except in defences with fewer than four players, where there may be no full-backs and instead only centre-backs.

In the modern game, full-backs have taken on a more attacking role than was the case traditionally, often overlapping with wingers down the flank. Wingerless formations, such as the diamond 4–4–2 formation, demand the full-back to cover considerable ground up and down the flank.

Due to the physical and technical demands of their playing position, successful full-backs need a wide range of attributes, which make them suited for adaptation to other roles on the pitch. Many of the game's utility players, who can play in multiple positions on the pitch, are natural full-backs. A rather prominent example is the Real Madrid full-back Sergio Ramos, who has played on the flanks as a full-back and in central defence throughout his career. In the modern game, full-backs often chip in a fair share of assists with their runs down the flank when the team is on a counter-attack.


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