A simple description of a box-to-box midfielder in soccer is a midfield player that can contribute at a high level in both defense and attack.
These players are all-action.
They can drive the ball forward when the team is attacking, but also provide defensive cover for the team.Continue reading
Every team relies on the goalkeeper for one major job – keep the ball out of the net.
More often than not, the keeper’s duties will revolve around the penalty area.
They may, occassionally, have to move forward to close the gap on an attacker or narrow the angle available for shooting.
The job of a sweeper-keeper stretches further than the traditional duties of keeping the ball out of the net and making saves.Continue reading
The number ’10’ is more than just a number when it comes to soccer.
There’s a certain ‘aura’ that comes with it that naturally brings the assumption that the player is one of the best on the team.
This has not always been the case, though…Continue reading
Numbers worn on the backs of players were first introduced in 1911 by Australian teams Sydney Leichardt and HMS Powerful.
They used the numbers to help identify and distinguish the players from one another.
In today’s game, players can choose to wear almost any number they prefer — depending on the rules of their league.Continue reading
The holding midfielder is one of the most important positions out on the pitch.
The role guarantees stability at the back while providing a platform for the forwards to attack with aplomb.
Also known as a defensive midfielder, these players have great influence on the game.Continue reading