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
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
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
In traditional soccer history, the role of a defender was simple enough – keep the ball away from your goal.
It didn’t matter much whether you were a center back or a fullback, your first and single most important duty was to defend your goal.
Every other thing was secondary.
Then came the players who revolutionized the defensive roles.Continue reading
In modern soccer, attackers are more important than ever.
They are often the match winners, the ones who can turn a game upside down with a goal, and the ones who sell the highest number of shirts at the club store.
This is not a stain on the pedigree of players in other positions.Continue reading