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Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper

The goalkeeper position is the most specialised of all positions on the field. Unlike other players, goalkeepers may touch the ball with any part of their body while in their own penalty area. Outside of their penalty area, goalkeepers have the same restrictions as other field players. They are also “protected” from active interference byRead more about Goalkeeper[…]

Winger

Winger

A winger or wide midfielder is a midfielder located on the wing of the midfield. Traditionally, wingers were purely attacking players who hugged the touch line and were not expected to track back and defend. This began to change around the time of the 1966 World Cup, when England manager Alf Ramsey led a teamRead more about Winger[…]

Fullback

Fullback

Full backs take up the wide defensive positions, one on each side of the field. Their main task is to prevent opposition players crossing or cutting the ball back into the penalty area. In some defensive systems, full backs man-mark opponents. Most full backs are also expected to provide an attacking dimension by getting upfield,Read more about Fullback[…]

Defensive Mid

Defensive Mid

A defensive midfielder or a holding midfielder (ball winner) is a central midfielder who is stationed in front of the back defenders for defensive reasons, thus “holding back” the freedom of the opponents to attack. They know their role and perform it extremely well. The responsibilities of defensive midfielders usually include: Screening the defence byRead more about Defensive Mid[…]

Footvolley

Footvolley

Footvolley (Portuguese: Futevôlei) is a sport which combines aspects of beach volleyball and football (soccer). Footvolley combines field rules that are based on those of beach volleyball with ball-touch rules taken from Soccer. Essentially footvolley is beach volleyball except no hands and a soccer ball replaces the volleyball. In recent years, professional soccer players haveRead more about Footvolley[…]