Footballer facts for kids
A footballer is the athlete who - with amatorial or professional interests - plays football.
Footballers sign a contract with clubs, playing for them until their expire date. At this point, a footballer can make another contract or move to another club.
During a game, each team uses 11 players with the compulsory presences of a goalkeeper and a captain. Roles are as follows: goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker. Each of these have more positions, for example:
- Full-back, centre-back or sweeper (defenders)
- Half-back, central or playmaker (midfielders)
- Centre-forward, winger or striker (attackers)
Despite each role requests different skills and moves, every footballer has a common objective: scoring goals.
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