Defender

Association football position played near the player's team's own goal
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defenseman
football defender
soccer defender
defender (association football)
female form of label
Abwehrspielerin (german)
verdedigster (dutch)
défenseuse (french)
defesa (portuguese)
zagueira (brazilian portuguese)
مُدَافِعَة (arabic)
branilka (slovenian)
obránkyně (czech)
Defenseuse (luxembourgish)
Verdeedegerin (luxembourgish)
Ofwierspillerin (luxembourgish)
защитница (russian)
male form of label
Defenseur (luxembourgish)
Verdeedeger (luxembourgish)
Ofwierspiller (luxembourgish)
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Commons category
Association football defenders
Wikipedia creation date
5/12/2004
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Wikipedia opening text
In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary roles is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. Centre backs are usually are in pairs, with 2 full-backs to their left and right, but can come in threes with no full backs There are four types of defenders: centre-back, sweeper, full-back, and wing-back. The centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialized for certain formations.
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Wingback (soccer)
Defender (soccer)
Centre back
Centre half
Left back
Right back
Football defender
Central back
Back (soccer)
Central defender
Centre-back
Right-back
Center back
Sweeper (football)
Rightback
Defence (football)
Leftback
Full back (association football)
Centre-half
Libero (soccer)
Sweeper (soccer)
Libero (football)
Left-back
Left-Back
Centre Back
Left defender
Right defender
Right Defender (football)
Defender (football)
Full-back (association football)
Sweeper (association football)
Right Wing Back
Defender,Second striker (association football)
Central Defender
Fullback (association football)
Leftwingback
Left Back
Sweeper (football position)
Rightwingback
Center-back
Right wingback
Left wingback
Defender, Midfielder
Defender (Association football)
Wingback (association football)
Right back (association football)
Full-back (football)
Defender (Football)
Right Back (association football)
Centre Back (association football)
Centre back (association football)
Right full back
Centerback
Left back (association football)
Right wing back
Wing-back (association football)
Left full back
Right wing-back (association football)
Left wing-back
Right wing-back
Stopper (association football)
Attacking full-back
Central Defender (association football)
Inverted full-back
Inverted fullback
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