What is a Right Back in Soccer? (Full Position Guide)

We’ve seen the role of a right back in soccer evolve immensely in recent years.

In the past, fullbacks had a no-frills job that revolved around defending their quadrant and keeping things simple on the ball.

Contrastingly, the modern right back must not only be defensively sound, but they should also be comfortable on the ball and contribute to attacking phases, playing forward passes, and providing occasional assists.

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What is a Striker in Soccer? (Full Position Guide)

Playing the most pressurized position on the pitch, the striker deals in the currency of the game:


Their primary role of putting the ball in the back of the net is crucial to the team’s success.

Without having a talismanic center forward to tuck chances away, virtually any team will struggle to win.

Although goal-poaching strikers are important, the best in the business offer a little bit more.

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What is a Center Back in Soccer? (Full Position Guide)

The “center back” is a central defender whose main duties revolve around preventing the opposition from scoring. Operating as a pair or trio, center backs mainly defend the areas directly in front of goal and do whatever it takes to prevent strikers from scoring. Traditional center backs were “no-nonsense” types, commanding their zone with physicality while keeping […]

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What is a Sweeper in Soccer? (Full Position Guide)

A sweeper in soccer was once a very popular position, even at the highest level.

During the 1960s and 70s, it revolutionized the game – leading the way for more “hybrid positions” to make their way into the game.

Playing just behind the centerbacks, the sweeper has somewhat of a free role in the sense that they don’t mark a specific player.

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