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What does caps mean in soccer?

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Keely Wyman

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โˆ™ 2020-03-04 23:11:55

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A player is "capped" for each international match played. Some "friendly" games also count. A player who has played in 50 international matches has fifty caps.

The origin

It stems from the old days when the players were issued commemorative "caps" for the game; the term has simply continued, although the actual caps are no longer provided to the players.

See related link, "International cap", for a photo of a cap.

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Grace Tillman

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โˆ™ 2021-07-27 18:10:44
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