A midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a strictly-defined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders.
The midfielder position in association football (Volante means defensive midfielder in Brazilian language but midfielder elsewhere in Latin America)
The Segundo Volante literally means (as per Google Translate), “Second Steering Wheel” or “Second Balance”.
A Segundo Volante, a role first introduced to Football Manager in FM18, refers to a defensive midfielder who when in possession bombs up the pitch similar to a box to box midfielder to offer passing options, and also take long shots when the opportunity presents itself but when the team losses possession, he drops back ...
The regista is a creative player who operates in front of the defence, almost always in a central position, and looks to get on the ball as often as possible. They are responsible for providing the link between defence and attack, and controlling the tempo of the game through their passing.
Carrilero is a term used to describe a variant of a wide central midfielder; playing on either side of a central center midfielder. The carrilero can be compared to a traditional box to box (B2B) midfielder, with less of a focus on attack. Instead, their role is to protect the wide areas of the midfield.
The Mezzala is essentially a central/half-winger, who likes to do his defending slightly further up the field, although he generally have less defensive responsibility. The Mezzala is available with both Support and Attacking duties.
Trequartista literally translates to "three quarters" from Italian. That gives you some idea of where this player is likely to be found, and true enough, the trequartista takes up a position between the central midfielders and strikers. It's a tough role to play and differs from game to game.
A term that has caught the eyes of the footballing world since a few years is 'Raumdeuter. ' The term itself is German and roughly translates to 'the space interpreter' and was popularised by German footballer, Thomas Muller, who used it to self-label his style of play.
FM22 describes the enganche as the side's prime creator, a hook that joins the midfield and attack and operates behind the strikers, and a playmaker who sticks to his position and becomes a pivot to his team as they move around him.
When do I pick a Segundo Volante? Pick a Segundo Volante if you decide to play with two defensive midfielders in the centre of the pitch, for example a 4-2-3-1 formation. He is only available in one of the two side positions on the DM position and you will need a second DM for this role.
The Short Chassis Volante (also known as the Short Wheel Base (SWB) Volante) was the first Aston Martin to be called an Aston Martin Volante, 'Volante' meaning 'Flying' in Italian.
Goalkeeper is the most defensive position in football. The goalkeeper's main job is to stop the other team from scoring by catching, palming or punching the ball from shots, headers and crosses. Unlike their teammates, goalkeepers typically remain in and around their own penalty area for most of the game.
Definition of volant
1 : having the wings extended as if in flight —used of a heraldic bird. 2 : flying or capable of flying.
Rangnick the architect of modern pressing Ralf Rangnick surprised the German football establishment when he first set out on television in 1998 his ideals of “gegenpressing” — the intense style of football in which sides press high and use counterpressing to win the ball back as soon as possible after losing it.
A versatile player, Müller plays as a midfielder or forward, and has been deployed in a variety of attacking roles – as an attacking midfielder, second striker, centre forward and on either wing.
What is this? Often in Barcelona's attack, Messi has acted as Barcelona's trequartista, dropping deep to receive the ball before playing in the mere mortals he calls team-mates.
(also poacher) (especially in football (soccer)) a player who waits near the opposite team's goal in order to try to score if they get the ball.
A false nine is a centre-forward who repeatedly moves towards the ball in deeper positions from a high starting position, often dropping to receive centrally. The main intention is to get on the ball away from the opposition centre-backs – and, in doing so, to draw players out of position and disrupt the defence.
The term “mezzala” comes from “mezzo ala” which means half winger. Paul Pogba is high profile example of a mezzala. Picking up the ball from deep and driving through the midfield, he will often take the ball out wide. This then encourages the wide player in front to push further forward.
The mezzala position in midfield has been represented by some of the best football players of their respective generations. Spanish midfield maestro Andres Iniesta used to play as a mezzala at times for both Spain and Barcleona alongside another midfield legend Xavi Hernandez.
An inverted winger is a modern tactical development of the traditional winger position. Most wingers are assigned to either side of the field based on their footedness, with right-footed players on the right and left-footed players on the left.
The Enganche is an Argentinian footballing term, which is used to describe a traditional playmaker/attacking midfielder; a no,10. A predominant role within South America, the Enganche is usually deployed in the 'hole'; the space between the midfield and attack.
A carrilero in football manager is a central midfielder, who occupies the wide areas of the midfield in tactics that have no natural wingers.