Football player


November 27, 2021

The footballer is an athlete who plays the sport of football.


As explained by the regulation, in point 3, during the match each of the two formations field 11 players: a goalkeeper and 10 outfield players, whose roles are not specified. In addition to the owners, the coach has reserves on the bench: their number varies from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 12. A limit of 3 changes is usually allowed. However, this rule is subject to changes, in particular in international friendlies.Always the regulation establishes the minimum number of players to have on the pitch to continue the match in 7 men: if a team - due to expulsions or injuries - finds itself below of this limit, he suffers defeat at the table.

Roles in the field

The 11 players arrange themselves on the pitch according to the module used: for example a 4-3-3 indicates the presence of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards. While each having a different task based on their position (such as marking for the defender, building the game for the midfielder and finishing for the attacker), the outfield players have the common goal of scoring goals; the goalkeeper, on the other hand, is responsible for protecting the goal. In each formation a captain must be identified, recognizable by the armband worn on his left arm. Furthermore, he is the only player authorized to request information on the referee's decisions.

Membership in society and professionalism

The player is linked to the club to which he belongs by a specific contract, at the expiration or termination of which the athlete is considered released. freelance or worker.


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Referee (football) Football (sport) Football field Soccer team

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External links

Footballer, on Vocabulario Treccani, Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia. Footballer, in - ​​Synonyms and antonyms, Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia. (IT, EN) Wiki project for football, on

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