To kick off our look at the best fullbacks from across Europe for the last three seasons, we take a look at the meat and drink of defensive players. Tackles, interceptions, clearances and blocks are the most mentioned barometer by which fullbacks are rated even in this age of wing backs. Who are the players that shine in these defensive actions? Take a look.

Tackling

PlayerClubRankingTackle Score
Filipe LuisAtletico Madrid13.57
Cedric SoaresSouthampton23.52
Abdul 'Baba' RahmanChelsea33.45
Benjamin HenrichsBayer Leverkusen43.26
Luca AntonelliAtlético Madrid53.04
Danny RoseTottenham62.96
Allan NyomWest Brom72.74
Kyle WalkerMan City82.73
Nathaniel ClyneLiverpool92.62
Cesar AzplicuetaChelsea102.59
Pablo ZabaletaWest Ham112.48
Matteo DarmianMan United122.42
Daniel AlvesPSG132.35
Elseid HysajNapoli142.22
Erik PietersStoke City152.21
Gael ClichyTottenham162.08
Antonio ValenciaMan United172.05
Calum ChambersArsenal181.99
Ignazio AbateAC Milan191.98
MarceloReal Madrid201.97
Seamus ColemanEverton211.96
DaniloMan City221.95
Alberto MorenoLiverpool231.93
WendellBayer Leverkusen241.93
Sead KolasinacArsenal251.89

Interceptions

PlayerClubRankingInterception Score
Benjamin HenrichsBayer Leverkusen14.12
WendellBayer Leverkusen23.38
Gael ClichyBaşakşehir33.34
Nacho MonrealArsenal43.28
Hugo MalloCelta de Vigo53.28
Stefan RaduLazio62.94
Daley BlindMan United72.88
Baba RahmanChelsea82.82
Martin MontoyaValencia92.68
RafinhaBayern Munich102.68
Kieran GibbsWest Brom112.68
Alex SandroJuventus122.65
DaniloMan City132.60
Layvin KurzawaPSG142.55
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia Dortmund152.54
Joao CanceloInter Milan162.46
Luca AntonelliAC Milan172.45
Ignazio AbateAC Milan182.44
Sergi RobertoBarcelona192.44
David AlabaBayern Munich202.42
Oscar WendtMonchengladbach212.39
Pablo ZabaletaWest Ham222.39
Juan BernatBayern Munich232.39
Calum ChambersArsenal242.38
Daniel CarvajalReal Madrid252.38
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Clearances and Blocks

PlayerClubRankingClearance and Block Score
Charlie DanielsBournemouth18.65
Aaron CresswellWest Ham28.46
Bacary SagnaUnattached38.40
Gael ClichyBaşakşehir48.18
Kieran TrippierTottenham57.68
Glen JohnsonStoke City66.13
Calum ChambersArsenal76.04
Patrick van AanholtCrystal Palace95.85
Nacho MonrealArsenal85.67
Daley BlindMan United75.54
Cedric SoaresSouthampton105.43
Nathaniel ClyneLiverpool115.24
Danny SimpsonLeicester City125.16
Hector BellerinMan City135.05
Jonas HectorPSG144.78
Kyle NaughtonSwansea City154.77
Leighton BainesEverton164.58
Aleksandar KolarovRoma174.44
Luca AntonelliAC Milan184.34
Mario GasparVillarreal194.32
Seamus ColemanEverton204.26
Kieran GibbsWest Brom214.06
Kyle WalkerMan City224.05
Elseid HysajNapoli234.04
Oscar WendtMonchengladbach253.95