In Football soccer, a 4-3-3 formation there will be 3 central midfielders and 3 forwards. This also applies for variations such as 3-5-2 and 4-5-1 etc. In this I will be using a standard 4-4-2 layout due to it's common use.
In the goal, there is a goalkeeper. This player has the responsibility of stopping the opposition from getting goals. These players can use their hands inside the 18-yard box only. Good examples are Petr Cech, Iker Casillas, Edwin Van Der Sar and Pepe Reina.
In front of the goalkeeper, there are 2 center backs. These players along with the holding/defensive midfielder are responsible for most of the defensive work in the team. Good examples are John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Jaime Carragher, Puyol and Nemanja Vidic.
To the left and right of the centre backs, there are the right and left fullbacks. They are responsible for stopping opposition wingers and are also relied on to join the attack. Good examples are Bosingwa, Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy, Daniel Alves, Sergio Ramos, Patrice Evra and Bacary Sagna.
In front of the center backs are 2 central midfielders. Usually one of the players is more defensive and one more offensive, one mobile and one a bit more static and one highly creative the other more safe in their play. Good examples are Michael Essien, Michael Ballack, Guti, Fernando Gago, Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Claude Makelele, Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gattuso, Tim Cahill and Frank Lampard.
To the respective left and right of the central midfielders are a left and right midfielder or winger.These players are usually the creative drive in a 4-4-2 set-up and are very fast and skilful and are mainly used to put in crosses and passes for the two strikers. These players also score roughly 5-10 goals a season along giving with 10-20 assists. Good examples include Ashley Young, Joe Cole, Quaresma, Jesus Navas, Joaquin Sanchez. There is a new position blossoming as well with wide strikers now operating in teams. These players score just as many goals as assists. Good examples of these players include Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Florent Malouda and Alessandro Del Piero.
And now to the strikers. These players are typically the most famous players on the pitch because they generally score the most goals. In recent times players like Thierry Henry have revolutionized the position by playing the ball on the ground and drifting deeper in the field so they can dribble the ball, I call these players mobile strikers. More and more of these players are emerging; they are typically fast, good dribblers and excellent finishers. Some of these players are Wayne Rooney, Nicolas Anelka, Torres, Karim Benzema, Samuel Eto'o, Raul and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. These players are now more prevalent then the typical "target-man" of old. Most managers using a 4-4-2 will pair a target man with a mobile striker to capitalize on both the speed of the mobile striker and the power of the target man. Target men are generally 6 foot plus and have very good heading ability, great positioning, good strength and excellent finishing. Good examples include Didier Drogba, Emile Heskey, Dimitar Berbatov, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mark Viduka.
Certain positions change with different tactics and formations and it is completely up to the manager to decide on what the team uses. This is just a general guide and for that reason I used only the most common formation.Sweeper (SW)The sweeper should have a good understanding of the game and be a leader on the field. He controls the defense, always staying behind the fullbacks.
Stopper (ST) The stopper is responsible for marking the center forward or center midfielder of the other team. He also has an important offensive part of distributing the ball to the midfielders.
Left/Right Backs (LB/RB) In the flatback formation, they mark the opponent's forwards and are the only real defenders. These players have to be dependable and willing to give up any kind of offensive play.
Left/Right Defenders (LD/RD) they mark the opponent's forwards. In the flatback version, or in more advanced teams these players are used to carry the ball up the outside with the midfielders, allowing more effective crossing.
Left/Right Midfielders (LM/RM) They are in charge for the crosses in the offense, and they usually carry the ball up the field, since they have more room than the center midfielders.
Left/Right Center midfielders (LC/RC) distribute the ball among the offenders and try to stop or slow down opposing plays before they get to the defensive line. Good passing and ball handling skills are needed to fill this position. Forwards - In these very basic formations, the forwards do no special work. Runs to the corners need to be only occasional, and dropping back to the midfield shouldn't be the primary way of getting the ball. This position is actually self explanatory.
If you are talking about American football then the positions are
Quarter Back: One of the most important players of the team, the ones that throw passes and also the game maker.
Line-Man:Protects or tries to protect the QB
Running Back: The one that runs with the ball usually towards the touchdown line.
Wide Reciever: They are the catchers that catch the QB's passes.
Kicker: They just kick the ball in after the touchdown or when trying to get three points.
THESE ARE ONLY THE MAIN POSITIONS
If you mean the position of the defensive players i can help you out. defensive:right guard, right tackle, left guard, left tackle, noseguard, left linebacker, right linebacker, middle linebacker, safety, and 2 defensive ends. I hope that answers your question.
The answer varies slightly depending on preferred scheme, down & distance, and other fcators, but here's a good starting point referring to the basic positions on a basic first down package. Defensive Tackle - The one or two interior defensive linemen. They are usually the biggest strongest guys on the field. If one is playing directly over the ball, he is called the Nose Tackle. Defensive End - The two outermost defensive linemen. They are also big guys like the tackles, but a bit smaller and more athletic. Linebacker - These are the three or four guys standing just behind the defensive linemen before the snap of the ball. They are balanced players and must be both athletes, but cannot be small. The demands on them change from scheme to scheme. Cornerback - The two guys lined up very wide but near the line of scrimmage. They are the fastest guys on the team usually...on average, even more so than the wide receivers. Their main job is covering the opposing wide receivers. Safeties - Two guys, usually lines up furthest from the line of scrimmage, though often one will sneak down towards the line of scrimmage. Like linebackers they have to support the run defense, yet they are the last line of defense and so must be fast. They are typically halfway between linebackers and corners in size and speed.
Soccer, or Association Football, has a loose system of positions as different teams play different formations.
Common roles are:
Goalkeeper- all teams have one.
Full Back - a fast defender to cover the wings and try to prevent crosses into strikers. Often plays forward into the midfield when the team attacks, sometimes overlapping with wide midfield players to put in a few crosses.
Centre Back - Usually tall players, they will be blocking the path of strikers and attacking midfield players in front of goal. They will be competing in the air for high crosses to forward players.
Sweeper - The last man before the keeper. When all others go forward the Sweeper holds back. This offers a pass back, deeper defence and a greater chance of springing an 'offside trap'. Good sweepers are hard to find as the role requires pace, experience and skill in abundance.
Anchor - In part a midfield role, but charged with breaking up attacks early and supporting the Backs. Also known as the defensive midfielder, but in truth, the Anchor holds back more than a midfielder would.
In the sport of association football, each of the 11 players on a team is assigned to a particular position on the field of play. A team is made up of one goalkeeper and ten outfield players who fill various defensive, midfield, and attacking positions depending on the formation deployed.
Defensive tackle, dfensive end, middle linebacker, outside linebacker (sometimes divided as strong side and weak side linebacker), corner back, free safety, strong safety.
Defensive back and outside linebacker for coverage type deffense.
Defensive linemen and safety for rush defense.
wide reciver,quarterback,lineman,linebacker,cornerback,tight end
Saftey or corner
the main positions in child soccer is goalie forward mid fielder and defender
The soccer positions are forward, mid field, wing, goal keeper, sweeper, bench and back.
for example if you wanted to know about soccer, you would go to google and search soccer positions
Center BackSafetyAnd Line Backer
In traditional soccer numbering, 4 is the central defensive midfielder.
No position in soccer is unique to that sport.
The slogan is Catinaccia
In American football, it means the defensive back.