Academy - Footballizer

Formation

Formation

The formation refers to the positioning of the team's players on the field. The composition of a team determines the squad's playing strategy by displaying each player's position.


The Field of Play

The Field of Play

The field of play (also known as a football field, soccer field or football pitch) refers to the playing surface for football.


Footballizer: How to Play the Game

Footballizer: How to Play the Game

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What is Football?

What is Football?

Football (or soccer) is a sport in which two teams of 11 players attempt to move and put the ball into the opposing team's goal using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms.


Dribbling

Dribbling

Dribbling is the act of carrying the ball with your feet and avoiding defenders' attempts to intercept the ball.


Penalty Kick

Penalty Kick

A penalty kick is a way of beginning play in football in which a player is allowed to take a single shot on goal while the other team's goalkeeper is the only one defending it.


Reactions Explained

Reactions Explained

As a player attribute, reactions refers to a player's acting speed in response to situations that occur around them.


Vision Explained

Vision Explained

As an ability attribute, vision determines a footballer's awareness about his teammates' positioning, for passing the ball to them and performing the tactical strategies on the field.


CB

CB

Short for Centre-back. A centre-back is a defender who plays in front of the goal and is responsible for preventing opposing players from scoring.


RB

RB

Short for Right-back. A right-back is a full-back defender who prefers to play with his right foot.


LB

LB

Short for Left-back. A left-back is a full-back defender who prefers to play with his left foot.


RWB

RWB

Short for Right Wing-back. A right wing-back is a wing-back defender who prefers to play with his or her right foot.


LWB

LWB

Short for Left Wing-back. A left Wing-back is a wing-back defender who prefers to play on the left side of the field.


CM

CM

Short for Central Midfielder. A central midfielder, often known as a centre midfielder (CM), is a midfielder whose job is to play equally in attack and defence while dominating play in the middle of the pitch.


CDM

CDM

Short for Central Defensive Midfielder. A central defensive midfielder is a centre midfielder who is primarily responsible for defending the goal of their side. CDM players may assist their team's defenders in front of the defence or man mark individual opposition attackers.


CAM

CAM

Short for A Central Attacking Midfielder. A central attacking midfielder is a central midfielder who plays predominantly on the offensive side of the field, usually in an advanced midfield position between central midfield and the team's forwards.


RM

RM

Short for Right Midfielder. A right midfielder is a wide midfielder who plays a role that is balanced between attack and defence, similar to that of a central midfielder, but on the right side of the pitch and closer to the touchlines.


LM

LM

Short Left Midfielder. A left midfielder is a wide midfielder who has a role balanced between attack and defence, similar to that of central midfielders, but a left midfielder is positioned on the left side and closer to the touchlines of the pitch.


ST

ST

Short for Striker. A striker is a forward whose primary responsibility is to attack and score goals. A striker, like a CF player, is normally positioned in the centre of the attacking line, but they can peel off opposing defenders and sprint into space via the defender's blind side to receive the ball and score.


CF

CF

Short for Centre Forward. A centre forward is a forward whose primary responsibility is to attack and score goals. The centre of the attacking line is usually occupied by a CF player.


LF

LF

Short for Left Forward. A left forward is an inside forward who plays on the left side of the field closest to the opposing team's goal and is in charge of scoring goals for his or her club.


RF

RF

Short for Right Forward. A right forward is an inside forward who plays on the right side of the field closest to the opposing team's goal and is in charge of scoring goals for his or her club.


RW

RW

Short for Right Winger. A right winger (RW) is a wide attacking player (a Winger) who plays on the right side of the field towards the touchlines.


LW

LW

Short for Left Winger. A left winger (LW) is a wide attacking player (a Winger) who plays on the left side of the field near the touchlines.