Soccer Field Positions

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Soccer Field Positions


Soccer Field Positions

Unlike in the game of American football where players frequently move around the field and don't stay in one place, positions are of great importance in soccer.

Whereas a running back, wide receiver, cornerback or linebacker can run wildly depending on play tactics, soccer players are evaluated based on their ability to stick to their positions as opposing coaches are on the constant lookout to take advantage of any gaps or failures to cover assigned field zones.

A strict rule is that when on Defense, "left" side players must stay on the left side of the field, while their compatriots on the "right" do the same on their end. Fullbacks should be closer to their Goalkeeper than their Midfielders are, and Midfielders should be closer to their Goalkeeper than their Forwards are.

This is because most coaches may want their Fullbacks to be conservative and stay in a defensive position in case there is a counterattack by the opponent. These guidelines apply, though not as strictly, when a team is on offense. This is because Offense needs to be more creative and players often need to move to open space or work together and be opportunistic in order to score.

Additionally, numbers are traditionally assigned based on field positions, as numbers #1 are given to Goalkeepers; #2 to # 5 to Defenders; #6, #8, #10 to Midfielders; and #7, #9, #11 to Forwards. In the business for a long time, we at Custom Soccer Uniforms are aware of the importance of numbers.

Whether you want them on individual or team replica shirts - no matter the league or the nation, we have the customized/authentic soccer jerseys and soccer uniforms you are looking for. Fondly in love with your number, we can help you put it on our soccer gear and soccer equipment as well!

Browse through Custom Soccer Uniforms extensive collection of soccer kits.



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Soccer Field Positions