Soccer Positions

By: Mirsad Hasic

Ever get overwhelmed by all soccer positions. What do actually midfielder, forward or sweeper means? Well you are not alone, believe me. The positions of soccer players are often misunderstand, especially if you are pretty new to soccer.

When I started to play soccer it took me one year to learn what every position actually means and how to play on it. So what soccer positions are there actually In this article we will take look at the most common positions in soccer. Lets start...

The Sweeper
The position of sweeper requires good understanding for the game of soccer. As a sweeper you will be responsible for controlling your defense. You need also to pose good heading abilities.

Center Fullback
Your task as the center fullback is to stop your opponent forwards from scoring. To accomplish this you will need to be fast and pose good heading abilities. You need also to start offensive attacks by playing the ball safely to your midfielder.

Left or Right Fullback
As a right or left fullback you will need to be fast, react quickly and pose good technique abilities.

Left or Right Midfielder
Good passing and fast running abilities are crucial if you want to perform well on this position. As the left/right midfielder you will have more time and room comparing to the center midfielder. This gives you more time to receive the ball and figure out what to do with it without having an opponent chasing you all time.

Defensive Midfielder
Your main task is to act in front of your defenders. Having good passing abilities is a requirement on this position. You should always try to play safe and to provide your defending line with support.

Central midfielder
As a central midfielder you will need to have good ball skills. Beside that you need to support your defensive midfielder during the attacks of your opponent's.

Forward and Striker
The forward and striker are two similar positions where scoring is only thing that counts. Your job as forward or striker is to score goals and you must try to do it on every chance you get in front of your opponents goal.

The Soccer Goalkeeper
Your main mission as soccer goalkeeper is to prevent your opponents from scoring. Beside that you will also need to encourage your teammates.

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