George Friend has been named as one of the best uncapped players across Europe's top five leagues. 

A report from the CIES football observatory, a research group who specialise in the statistical analysis of football, names the Boro man as the sixth-best player in his position yet to receive an international call.

That's across La Liga, Ligue Un, the Bundesliga and Serie A as well as the Premier League.

Friend has made 15 appearances for Boro this season, keeping five clean sheets and recording one assist.

Top of the list in Friend's position is Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, while the report suggests Liverpool's James Milner has been the second-best capped player in his new-look left-back role this campaign.