The best U25 full-backs in the Austrian Bundesliga


In recent seasons, there have been several talents who became great players in the Austrian Bundesliga and then joined bigger clubs in Europe, ultimately competing on a much higher level. Erling Haaland, Sadio Mané, Takumi Minamino and Naby Keïta are definitely the biggest names among them. Interestingly, the key players who are now playing in bigger European leagues are mainly midfielders or forwards while only a few defenders have been able to establish themselves elsewhere.

Duje Ćaleta-Car, Dayot Upamecano and Stefan Lainer are the three best defenders to recently play in the Austrian Bundesliga. The latter is, besides Bernardo (now at Brighton), the only full-back who left the Austrian top-flight for more than €5 million. However, over the course of the last two seasons, the level of full-backs in the Austrian Bundesliga has improved dramatically.

In this report, we will use data and statistics to find the most interesting and best wide-defenders in the league and then provide you with a short analysis on the 10 best choices for you to consider.