Who is the greatest brazilian full-back from the 2010s: Daniel Alves or Marcelo?

Who is the greatest brazilian full-back from the 2010s


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Alves easily for me. Phenomenal up and down that right wing in his prime.
 

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Alba, perhaps. There's absolutely no way David Alaba was/is a better LB than Marcelo.
No way Alba is better than Marcelo. They're both average defensively and great going forward, but Marcelo is better (and more gifted technically) in that aspect. And Marcelo's general contribution to his team i greater imo.

Alaba is much better than both defensively, and is also quite good offensively (he's also technically gifted enough to play as a midfielder).

Marcelo and Alaba are both better than Alba imo, but i think Marcelo has been the best.
 

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No way Alba is better than Marcelo. They're both average defensively and great going forward, but Marcelo is better (and more gifted technically) in that aspect. And Marcelo's general contribution to his team i greater imo.
Alba is definitely better than Marcelo defensively, there's a bigger gap when it comes to their defending than their attacking imo. He's been bad by his standards for the past year or so but in his best years he'd do the whole flank by himself with no problem.
 

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Alba is definitely better than Marcelo defensively, there's a bigger gap when it comes to their defending than their attacking imo. He's been bad by his standards for the past year or so but in his best years he'd do the whole flank by himself with no problem.
Alba has played for a team who always dominates possession and get the ball back high up the pitch. Whenever he's had to defend, he's always been average imo
 

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Alba & Alaba.
Not even close, Marcelo is the best left back since Roberto Carlos.

But regarding the thread, its not even close, Dani Alves is the best right back I’ve seen, and I hate the little cnut, but there’s no way anyone can deny he was quality in defense and specially in attack.
 

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Who is considered to be better out of Marcelo and Carlos? and Alves and Cafu?

I think there was a debate after the 2018 CL final and many considered Marcelo to have overtaken Carlos. Obviously the timing of the debate may have been a big factor. In saying that, nostalgia tends to favour the older players when in reality, many of the modern stars have been better players.
 

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Who is considered to be better out of Marcelo and Carlos? and Alves and Cafu?

I think there was a debate after the 2018 CL final and many considered Marcelo to have overtaken Carlos. Obviously the timing of the debate may have been a big factor. In saying that, nostalgia tends to favour the older players when in reality, many of the modern stars have been better players.
Marcelo and Roberto Carlos are quite close for people who saw both play. But, from my experience, people who saw Cafu play say that Cafu's football was never that great regardless of how huge and important he was and that, in technical and offensive qualities, Dani Alves is far, far, far, far, far ahead of Cafu.
 
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Marcelo and Roberto Carlos are quite close for people who saw both play. But, from my experience, people who saw Cafu play say that Cafu's football was never that great regardless of how huge he was and that, in technical and offensive qualities, Dani Alves is far, far, far, far, far ahead of Cafu.
Behave dude. you havent watched him play, so why say this? Cafu was originally a winger in santana's sao paulo. he was much more physical than alves and would affect the game in different ways
 
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Alba is definitely better than Marcelo defensively, there's a bigger gap when it comes to their defending than their attacking imo. He's been bad by his standards for the past year or so but in his best years he'd do the whole flank by himself with no problem.
Always confuses me when people make out Marcelo to be a complete defensive liability. Madrid played with Cristiano and Marcelo on that left flank for years, and it wasn't that often you saw them get torn apart down that side and it's well known Cristiano did no defensive work.
 

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Honestly there are some games where I've watched Marcelo and thought itd be impossible to be better than him in anyway. Never thought it was possible for a left back to have that much of an influence on the game like he does. I think his top level was better than Alves but Alves had a much more consistent career.
 

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Always confuses me when people make out Marcelo to be a complete defensive liability. Madrid played with Cristiano and Marcelo on that left flank for years, and it wasn't that often you saw them get torn apart down that side and it's well known Cristiano did no defensive work.
That's why Coentrão played ahead of Marcelo for a long time before injuries got to him. Madrid were pretty bad defensively most of the time, they conceded loads of goals and Marcelo was a big part of that.

Since Pep went to Barca in 2008 Madrid have never gone a season with less goals conceded than Barca.
 

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That's why Coentrão played ahead of Marcelo for a long time before injuries got to him. Madrid were pretty bad defensively most of the time, they conceded loads of goals and Marcelo was a big part of that.

Since Pep went to Barca in 2008 Madrid have never gone a season with less goals conceded than Barca.
Whilst true their style of play has a big impact on the amount of goals Barcelona concede. They dominated possession to such a level that the other team rarely got an opportunity to attack.

During Madrids successful CL runs I don't think anyone was looking at Marcelo as a defensive liability and that is probably around the time of Marcelos peak