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When you play football, what position do you play?

When you play football, what position do you play?

We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans tell us which position they play on the football pitch. What position do you play? Watch the video and complete the activities.

 

Learn Different Football Positions

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some football positions. Can you match the football position to its definition?
Match the word to the definition.

Activity 2: This activity tests your memory. Can you remember where each fan plays on the football pitch?
Match the fan to their position

Activity 3: Play this spelling game.Can you match the famous players to their positions?
Can you match the players to their positions?

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Over to you: What position do you play?

 
Are you a goalkeeper, defender, midfielder or an attacker?
What position do you play?
Which is the best position to play?
 
Who is the best goalkeeper, midfielder or attacker in the world?
 
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jsantodo2's picture
jsantodo2
27/03/2022
CO
70
points

Wao!


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jsantodo2
27/03/2022 04:21
Colombia
Chelsea
70

Wao!

Lilo 0410
24/05/2021
BR
89
points

Brazil is fine


Lilo 0410
24/05/2021 19:20
Brazil
Manchester United
89

Brazil is fine

Richard J's picture
Richard J
13/02/2021
EC
2846
points

I'm not very good at playing football despite of that I have played as a defender and as an attacker but most of the time I have played as a goalkeeper I used to do good saves but sometimes I fail in the easy ones :(. I think the best position to play is like an attacker because in that position you have more chances to score and that is the essence of the game, for me the best goalkeeper in this moment in the world is Manuel Neuer and the best attacker is Robert Lewandowski (He deserved the Ballon d'Or 2020 but FIFA didn't give him the award, but if Messi would have won the Ballon d'Or the story had been different, in the lasts years these kind of awards are more marketing than football)


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Richard J
13/02/2021 23:38
Ecuador
Liverpool
2846

I'm not very good at playing football despite of that I have played as a defender and as an attacker but most of the time I have played as a goalkeeper I used to do good saves but sometimes I fail in the easy ones :(. I think the best position to play is like an attacker because in that position you have more chances to score and that is the essence of the game, for me the best goalkeeper in this moment in the world is Manuel Neuer and the best attacker is Robert Lewandowski (He deserved the Ballon d'Or 2020 but FIFA didn't give him the award, but if Messi would have won the Ballon d'Or the story had been different, in the lasts years these kind of awards are more marketing than football)

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mobeckham
13/06/2020
TR
6472
points

Actually I'm a playmaker so sometimes I play as an attacking midfielder and sometimes as a right winger.

David De Gea is the best goalkeeper
Bruno Fernandes is the best midfielder
Marcus Rashford is the best attacker


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mobeckham
13/06/2020 20:09
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Actually I'm a playmaker so sometimes I play as an attacking midfielder and sometimes as a right winger.

David De Gea is the best goalkeeper
Bruno Fernandes is the best midfielder
Marcus Rashford is the best attacker

englishman
25/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

ok


englishman
25/08/2019 18:33
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

ok

Gary7
07/02/2019
ES
109
points

My posición is right winger or attacker . The best goalkeeper in the World is Oblak the Atco Madrid player,Modric is the best midfielder and Messi's the best player of allí times


Gary7
07/02/2019 23:05
Spain
Manchester City
109

My posición is right winger or attacker . The best goalkeeper in the World is Oblak the Atco Madrid player,Modric is the best midfielder and Messi's the best player of allí times

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s184606
08/10/2018
IT
352
points

Correct me.

I changed several positions on my football's career. My skill are the quickness, the ball controlling and the shooting. So, I am able to play like defender on side, midfielder and also attacker. When I was younger I used to be a full-back and after that I went ahead playing like winger. Some years ago I scored 7 goals in the first 13 or 14 matches. I was going on very well, but unfortunately I fall dawn injuried and that was the end of my season. Nowadays I get used to playing at the centre of the field, I am really good to take back ball and to hide the ball to the opponent players. Now I am older than before, so I have learned to play more being at the centre than running across the side of the the pitch. I like this position, but, of course, I loved to play as winger.

My favourite player has always been David Beckham. I used to love watching his feet touch trickly the ball. He was the only one who was able to make a ball's surprising effect. He used to design brilliant cross from the side or the back of the field to the strikers, to shoot memorable free kicks, and to score incredible goals. The best number 7 on the back that I had ever seen, until now. In my opininion, the best footballer of the football history is Cristiano Ronaldo. But he is more a robot than a human being.


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s184606
08/10/2018 17:52
Italy
Brighton and Hove Albion
352

Correct me.

I changed several positions on my football's career. My skill are the quickness, the ball controlling and the shooting. So, I am able to play like defender on side, midfielder and also attacker. When I was younger I used to be a full-back and after that I went ahead playing like winger. Some years ago I scored 7 goals in the first 13 or 14 matches. I was going on very well, but unfortunately I fall dawn injuried and that was the end of my season. Nowadays I get used to playing at the centre of the field, I am really good to take back ball and to hide the ball to the opponent players. Now I am older than before, so I have learned to play more being at the centre than running across the side of the the pitch. I like this position, but, of course, I loved to play as winger.

My favourite player has always been David Beckham. I used to love watching his feet touch trickly the ball. He was the only one who was able to make a ball's surprising effect. He used to design brilliant cross from the side or the back of the field to the strikers, to shoot memorable free kicks, and to score incredible goals. The best number 7 on the back that I had ever seen, until now. In my opininion, the best footballer of the football history is Cristiano Ronaldo. But he is more a robot than a human being.

Rich's picture
Rich
10/10/2018
ES
594
points

Hi s184606,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! I hope you enjoy our website. 

I've made some corrections to your comment below. It's your job to look at my comment and compare it to your original comment.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

I've changed positions several times during my football career. My skills are speed, ball control and the shooting. 
I can play as a full-back, midfielder and also as an attacker. When I was younger I used to be a full-back and after tha,t I became a winger. 

Some years ago I scored 7 goals in the first 13 or 14 matches. I was going very well, but unfortunately, I got injured and that was the end of my season. 
Nowadays I am used to playing in the centre of the pitch, I am really good at tackling and shielding the ball from opponents. 
Now I am older, I have learned to play more in the centre rather than running down the wings. I like this position, but, of course, I loved playing asa winger.

My favourite player has always been David Beckham. I used to love watching his feet touch the ball. He was the best at making the ball swerve and bend. 
He used to do brilliant crosses from the side or the from further back to the strikers, and he scored many memorable free kicks, and score incredible goals. The best number 7 that I have ever seen, until now. In my opinion, the best footballer of the football history is Cristiano Ronaldo. But he is more like a robot than a footballer. He is phenomenal.


Rich's picture
Rich
10/10/2018 08:32
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi s184606,

Welcome to Premier Skills English! I hope you enjoy our website. 

I've made some corrections to your comment below. It's your job to look at my comment and compare it to your original comment.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

I've changed positions several times during my football career. My skills are speed, ball control and the shooting. 
I can play as a full-back, midfielder and also as an attacker. When I was younger I used to be a full-back and after tha,t I became a winger. 

Some years ago I scored 7 goals in the first 13 or 14 matches. I was going very well, but unfortunately, I got injured and that was the end of my season. 
Nowadays I am used to playing in the centre of the pitch, I am really good at tackling and shielding the ball from opponents. 
Now I am older, I have learned to play more in the centre rather than running down the wings. I like this position, but, of course, I loved playing asa winger.

My favourite player has always been David Beckham. I used to love watching his feet touch the ball. He was the best at making the ball swerve and bend. 
He used to do brilliant crosses from the side or the from further back to the strikers, and he scored many memorable free kicks, and score incredible goals. The best number 7 that I have ever seen, until now. In my opinion, the best footballer of the football history is Cristiano Ronaldo. But he is more like a robot than a footballer. He is phenomenal.

s184606's picture
s184606
10/10/2018
IT
352
points

Hi Rich. Thank you very much for your corrections. I think you have created a surprisely and funny useful website. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great job!


s184606's picture
s184606
10/10/2018 09:45
Italy
Brighton and Hove Albion
352

Hi Rich. Thank you very much for your corrections. I think you have created a surprisely and funny useful website. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great job!

jojaemin
03/03/2018
KR
32
points

Quiz is good good soccer players in Quiz like
The quiz is difficult


jojaemin
03/03/2018 02:42
South Korea
Liverpool
32

Quiz is good good soccer players in Quiz like
The quiz is difficult

englishman
21/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

a good sricker


englishman
21/06/2016 16:01
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

a good sricker

Rich's picture
Rich
22/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Englishman

The correct word is 'striker'. Our vocabulary section should help you: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/words/football-vocabulary...

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
22/06/2016 08:00
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Englishman

The correct word is 'striker'. Our vocabulary section should help you: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/words/football-vocabulary...

Best wishes

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

englishman
21/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

stricker


englishman
21/06/2016 15:59
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

stricker

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The best goalkeeper is Buffon, the best midfielder is pirlo and the best striker is Del Piero.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:08
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The best goalkeeper is Buffon, the best midfielder is pirlo and the best striker is Del Piero.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Playing in the goal.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:06
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Playing in the goal.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I play now as a goalkeeper.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 20:05
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I play now as a goalkeeper.

Laczek
22/02/2016
PL
122
points

I'm a defender.I think that the best position to play is midfielder.


Laczek
22/02/2016 17:12
Poland
Manchester City
122

I'm a defender.I think that the best position to play is midfielder.

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aragorn1986
23/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Some players can play on different positions. Remember Del Piero? He used to be a goalkeeper as a child. And some goalkeepers are the best scorers in their leagues. Like Rogerio Ceni from Sao Paulo. Then Rene Higuita who was an outstanding acrobat or Chilavert who was the best free kick taker.


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aragorn1986
23/11/2015 13:42
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Some players can play on different positions. Remember Del Piero? He used to be a goalkeeper as a child. And some goalkeepers are the best scorers in their leagues. Like Rogerio Ceni from Sao Paulo. Then Rene Higuita who was an outstanding acrobat or Chilavert who was the best free kick taker.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I don't play football because I got injury when I was young. My best goalkeeper is Petr Cech,midfielder is Iniesta


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 08:16
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I don't play football because I got injury when I was young. My best goalkeeper is Petr Cech,midfielder is Iniesta

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/02/2016
ME
3557
points

Petr Cech. It sounds like a measure for reliability. What a goalkeeper!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/02/2016 19:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Petr Cech. It sounds like a measure for reliability. What a goalkeeper!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

I am a defender. Best goalkeeper was O.Kahn. Now it is M.Neuer. Midfielder Xavi and S.Gerrard. Striker T.Henry and Z.Zidane.


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aragorn1986
05/11/2015 15:48
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I am a defender. Best goalkeeper was O.Kahn. Now it is M.Neuer. Midfielder Xavi and S.Gerrard. Striker T.Henry and Z.Zidane.

Abdallah
30/09/2015
KW
1814
points

I'm a defender , I have been in it because I loved maldini and Roberto Carlos.
There's no best position because every position has a special character .


Abdallah
30/09/2015 18:35
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I'm a defender , I have been in it because I loved maldini and Roberto Carlos.
There's no best position because every position has a special character .

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Anec
16/06/2014
LK
0
points

I'm not that good at football, so goalkeeper is the best choice for me, :(


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Anec
16/06/2014 14:24
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
0

I'm not that good at football, so goalkeeper is the best choice for me, :(

Mr.adam.mohamed
11/06/2014
0
points

It is hard to say that player is the best goalkeeper, attacker, or even midfielder, but if I were to choose one player for each position, this is how it is going to be:

The best goalkeeper: Cortious from Belgium
The best defender: Thiago Silva from Brazil
The best midfielder: Marco Reus from Germany
The best attacker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden

But there are two more players who are out this list, just because there is no one who could be compared to them in this era, C. Ronaldo, and Leonel Messi.


Mr.adam.mohamed
11/06/2014 09:14


0

It is hard to say that player is the best goalkeeper, attacker, or even midfielder, but if I were to choose one player for each position, this is how it is going to be:

The best goalkeeper: Cortious from Belgium
The best defender: Thiago Silva from Brazil
The best midfielder: Marco Reus from Germany
The best attacker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden

But there are two more players who are out this list, just because there is no one who could be compared to them in this era, C. Ronaldo, and Leonel Messi.

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