Top 20 Best Right-Footed Soccer Players (2023)

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SEVILLE, SPAIN – APRIL 20: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between Sevilla FC and Manchester United at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 20, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Manu Reino/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Footballers’ feet preference and use differ from player to player, although a few numbers of them are ambidextrous, like Santi Cazorla, meaning that they can use both feet.

Some, like Lionel Messi, are more comfortable and use their left leg predominantly, but many of them use their right foot more, and that’s why we have compiled twenty of the best footballers out there who use their right foot.

1. Kevin De Bruyne 

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Kevin De Bruyne is known to be able to do a lot with his right foot, passes, and even do strike spectacular free kicks, and the Belgian is not afraid of striking with his left foot.

Don’t mistake it, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a right-footer, but you must have heard his story with his neighbors who forced him to train with his left foot making him a bit ambidextrous now.

The Belgian is arguably the best midfielder in the Premier League at the moment and, in April, reached 100 assists in the Premier League.

2. Kylian Mbappé

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The French forward, in an interview in 2018 after winning the FIFA World Cup, stated that he would choose Messi’s left foot, Neymar’s right foot, Cristiano’s mentality, and Buffon’s class, a testament to his strong right foot, which, if plus the other things he wishes he had, would make him a complete player.

He’s won almost everything to be won in football except the UEFA Champions League, but what he can do with his right foot is just phenomenal, and the 24-year-old can even add skills and tricks to an already loaded foot.

3. Karim Benzema

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French striker Karim Benzema is one of the two men to have won the Balon D’or asides Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the last two decades.

Benzema isn’t one of the best strikers who knows how to head the ball or use his left leg, but his right foot provided a bigger percentage of his 236 goals that have made him the second-record highest goal scorer for the Los Blancos and the highest assister.

4. Robert Lewandowski

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One of the best strikers of his generation, Robert Lewandowski, is known to be very confident and comfortable with his right foot.

Similarly, he can be dangerous with his head, thanks to his height.

The striker has shown his quality with Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona. He has already scored nineteen in twenty-nine matches.

5. Harry Kane 

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England forward Harry Kane has already broken records as the record England and Tottenham goalscorer with his performances.

If he can strike a ball to win a trophy, it’s certain his right foot would have delivered him one.

6. Vinicius Jr.

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Brazilian Vinicius Junior likes to attack from the left-hand side of the field thanks to his preference for his right foot, terrorizing the defense.

Since joining the Los Blancos in 2018, he’s scored over 30 goals in 147 appearances, even helping them win the UEFA Champions League last year with the decisive goal, which ironically came from his left leg.

He is regarded as one of the best wingers in the world already.

7. Neymar Jr.

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PSG forward Neymar Jr has been the talk of everyone since his teenage years, dazzling with skills and style.

He’s managed to outscore Pele and become Brazil’s top scorer in history, and he still has enough time to add more.

However, Neymar is still one of the most injury-prone players in the game.

8. Luka Modrić

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It will be hard to find a better midfielder than the Croatian midfielder in this generation leading his national team to a world cup final and third place in two editions.

He also won the Ballon d’Or In 2018, becoming the first player since the Messi-Ronaldo stronghold started to win it.

9. Marcus Rashford

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Inconsistent Marcus Rashford has shown, after the World Cup, that he can be deadly with his right foot.

The Manchester United forward has scored sixteen goals in 33 matches in the Premier League.

For the Three Lions, he has fifteen goals in over fifty appearances, his pace is one of his key strengths, and his finishing is one of the deadliest in the Premier League.

Although Rashford predominantly uses his right foot, he is also two-footed.

10. Victor Osimhen

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Napoli’s point man and key to their first Scudetto in the last 33 years is known to be strong, pacy, and packs a strong right foot with incredible shot power.

He has broken several African-held goalscoring records in the Seria A and is still on course to extend records held by legendary George Weah, Samuel Eto’o, and Nigerian striker Simmy Nwankwo.

The lethal Nigerian centre-forward is said to be one of the top young strikers in the world.

11. Rodri

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Defensive midfielder Rodri plays for Manchester City in the Premier League and, since 2019, has helped the Citizens remain consistent and dominant in the league, winning the PL twice.

Rodri Hernández is an elite holding midfielder who is known for his tactical intelligence, passing accuracy, ability to read the game, and physicality.

He is often compared to Sergio Busquets due to his playing style and ability to control the tempo of the game.

12. İlkay Gündoğan

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Central midfielder and another goalscoring source for Manchester City when the strikers and forwards are not doing their duties.

Last season, on the final day, it didn’t matter which of the legs, though, as the German midfielder swept in two goals to have an Aguero-like moment.

13. Enzo Fernández

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His right foot cost Chelsea £106.8m from Benfica last summer, and the Blues got more than just his right foot.

Earlier at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, he was voted the best young player at the tournament, which means at 22, Chelsea may have his best years and performances.

He has cemented his status as one of the best young midfielders in the world right now.

14. Christopher Nkunku

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Chelsea will also have another right-footed player at Stamford Bridge next season, but this time, they have a player who wasn’t at the world cup but terrorized the Bundesliga earlier this season.

French forward Christopher Nkuku has been injured for a bigger percentage of the season, but he has still managed 13 goals in 22 games this season.

15. Achraf Hakimi

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If Hakimi could save his feet with his mum, it may have been his right foot; it’s a valuable asset; even if it was up for sharing, Achraf wouldn’t want to part ways with it.

One of the few fullbacks whose attacking attributes can be deadly alongside Arnold.

Achraf helped Morocco to the semi-finals of the world cup last year, and the fact that he has only featured for top teams like Dortmund, Real Madrid and PSG will always be mind-blowing for a 24-year-old.

16. Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Is there a right-back that crosses or attacks better than Trent Alexander-Arnold? It’s hardly up for debate.

The Englishman’s defensive attribute may be up for debate, but recent performances in midfield for Liverpool are nothing short of class

If he can’t defend with his right foot to save his life, spare him for what he can do from a set piece with the same foot.

17. Rafael Leao

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One will always wonder if Rafael Leao’s right leg wears a smile like he always does when he’s dismantling defenses with a combination of dribbles and speed.

The Portuguese has continued to slowly build his stock over the last two seasons, and it’s just a matter of time before a La Liga or Premier League club prices him away from San Siro.

18. Ivan Toney

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It was an uproar when he missed the World Cup after an incredible last season and an even better start to this season’s Premier League campaign.

Despite sitting out one month of action, he hasn’t forgotten how to hit goals with either of his foot for Brentford after 20 goals and four assists in 33 PL games.

19. Leroy Sané

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While Leroy Sané was in the Premier League, he was one of the fastest players, and since moving to Bayern Munich, he has continued to terrorize defenses.

The German is also one of the best dribblers in the game, and he uses his right foot to deadly efficiency.

For Bayern Munich this season, he’s produced eight goals and five assists in 29 appearances in just the Bundesliga alone.

20. Sadio Mane

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Sadio Mane has, over the years, shown his competence from his France before moving to the Premier League with Southampton and Liverpool.

He is the current African player of the year, and that was after leading Senegal to the Afcon title.

He joined Bayern Munich in the summer, and even though it’s not been a rosy period, we promise you it’s not because of his right foot.

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