In soccer, certain squad numbers bear more significance than others.
While players are free to wear whatever number their team offers, some are reserved for the biggest stars in the most important positions.
The number 9 shirt is always one of the most sought-after on any team.Continue reading
Historically, the left back position was one of the least influential on the field.
Apart from occasional outliers, like Roberto Carlos, left backs were quite one-dimensional — defending first and offering attacking support second.
In the past, teams could get away with putting mediocre players in the fullback positions.Continue reading
The wingback in soccer is an elusive position that has had its share of the spotlight in recent years.
Utilizing a wingback can completely transform your lineup for the better.
The position can be difficult to neutralize, creating huge disadvantages for your opponents.Continue reading
As time passes, the roles of soccer players on the pitch continue to evolve.
Playing any position is now more than simply functioning within the zone that the position typically requires.
The result of this fact is that there is an increased need for players to be well-rounded regardless of the position that they play.
Take, for instance, the full-back.
This is technically a defensive position, but modern soccer has shown us that full-backs can be just as important for the team going forward as they are in defense.Continue reading
An attacking midfielder traditionally occupies the space between the midfield and the attack.
They operate in that free role behind the striker/s as a playmaker or a shadow striker.
Originally, attacking midfielders were the number “8” of the team.
However, modern soccer has changed things a little bit, they’re number 10s now.Continue reading