association football position

A midfielder in football is a player who usually plays in the centre of the field. There are usually a number of midfielders in each team of football, and are normally split into three: attacking; central; and defending.

Darren Fletcher, a Scottish midfielder, who plays for Manchester United.

The midfielders are always the middle parts of the formation numbers, for example:

Position of midfieldersEdit

Attacking MidfielderEdit

An 'attacking midfielder' is a midfielder who is often positioned between the central midfielders and the forwards. They often have a primarily offensive role.[1] 'Playmakers' are a type of attacking midfielders.

Some famous Attacking Midfielders include Kaká, Diego Maradona, Zico, and Zinedine Zidane.


A 'winger' is a type of midfielder. They often join the strikers when the team creates attacks.'Wide Midfielders' are a variation of a winger.

Some famous Wingers include Neymar, Arjen Robben, Ronaldinho, and Lionel Messi


  1. "Positions in football". talkfootball.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2008.