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Wide player roles include all player roles in wide playing positions*.

The information provided for each role is explained in the Player Roles and Duties guide and the associated tactical theory* guides that it links to.

1. Full Back (FB Defend)

1.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, safe-passing, deep-crossing and fairly cautious full back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 1.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - providing attacking cover; playing safe.
  • Specialist responsibilities - providing cover.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; creating chances.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - stretching play.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Withdrawn wide player
  • Restricted wide player

2. Full Back (FB Support)

2.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Supporting, deep-crossing and fairly cautious full back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.75

Role specialisation:

  • Supported responsibilities - providing attacking cover; stretching play; playing safe.
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing cover; providing defensive cover; creating chances.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.

Focus level: 0.5

Role categories:

  • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Withdrawn wide player
  • Restricted wide player

3. Full Back (FB Attack)

3.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive and fairly cautious full back crosser

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 2.0

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

4. Wing Back (FB Defend)

4.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, safe-passing, deep-crossing and fairly cautious full back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 1.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - providing attacking cover; playing safe.
  • Specialist responsibilities - providing cover.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; creating chances.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - stretching play.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Withdrawn wide player
  • Restricted wide player

5. Wing Back (FB Support)

5.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive and fairly cautious full back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Focus level:

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play.
  • Supported responsibilities - playing safe; creating chances.
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 1.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide creator
  • Restricted wide player

6. Wing Back (FB Attack)

6.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious full back crosser

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play.
  • Specialist responsibilities - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 3.0

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

7. Defensive Full Back (FB Defend)

7.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, restricted-dribbling, safe-passing, restricted-crossing, restricted-shooting, disciplined and cautious full back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 1.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - providing attacking cover; providing defensive cover.
  • Specialist responsibilities - providing cover; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; stretching play; creating chances.

Focus level: 5.0

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Withdrawn wide player
  • Restricted wide player

8. Complete Wing Back (FB Support)

8.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, roaming, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious full back crosser

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

9. Complete Wing Back (FB Attack)

9.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, roaming, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious full back crosser

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

10. Inverted Wing Back (FB Support)

10.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Narrow, supporting, roaming, dribbling, inverted, ball-playing, restricted-crossing, creative and fairly cautious full back
  • Narrow full back => positional auxiliary wide, supporting, roaming, dribbling, ball-playing, creative and fairly cautious off-centre centre back
  • Narrow and supporting full back => attacking phase auxiliary wide, sitting, roaming, dribbling, ball-playing, creative and fairly cautious off-centre defensive midfielder

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.75

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities
    • In central defence - creating chances.
    • In central midfield - creating chances
  • Supported responsibilities
    • Atypical in central midfield - taking chances (sitting player).
  • Supplementary responsibilities - creating chances; providing defensive cover.
    • In central defence - providing defensive cover; stretching play.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; stretching play.
    • In central defence - applying defensive pressure.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.
    • In central defence - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.
    • In central midfield - providing attacking cover; playing safe.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary protecting central defender
  • Auxiliary running central defender
  • Auxiliary skilled central defender
  • Auxiliary central midfield creator
  • Auxiliary central midfield goal-scorer (atypical)

11. Wing Back (WB Defend)

11.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, safe-passing, deep-crossing and fairly cautious wing back

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.75

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - providing attacking cover; playing safe.
  • Specialist responsibilities - providing cover.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; creating chances.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - stretching play.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Withdrawn wide player
  • Restricted wide player

12. Wing Back (WB Support)

12.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive and fairly cautious wing back

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play.
  • Supported responsibilities - playing safe; creating chances.
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 1.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide creator
  • Restricted wide player

13. Wing Back (WB Attack)

13.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious wing back crosser

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play.
  • Specialist responsibilities - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 3.0

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

14. Complete Wing Back (WB Support)

14.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, roaming, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious wing back crosser

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

15. Complete Wing Back (WB Attack)

15.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, roaming, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly cautious wing back crosser

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

16. Inverted Wing Back (WB Support)

16.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Narrow, supporting, roaming, dribbling, inverted, ball-playing, restricted-crossing, creative and fairly cautious wing back
  • Narrow wing back => positional auxiliary wide, supporting, roaming, dribbling, ball-playing, creative and fairly cautious off-centre defensive midfielder

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities
    • In central midfield - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
    • In central midfield - taking chances.
  • Supplementary responsibilities - providing defensive cover; creating chances.
    • In central midfield - providing defensive cover; stretching play.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; stretching play.
    • In central midfield - applying defensive pressure.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.
    • In central midfield - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.

Focus level: 4.5

Role categories:

  • Shielding wide player
    • Protecting wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary luxury central midfielder
    • Auxiliary protecting central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
    • Auxiliary central midfield creator
  • Auxiliary free role central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
    • Auxiliary central midfield creator
  • Auxiliary central midfield goal-scorer

17. Wide Midfielder (WM Defend)

17.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, safe-passing, deep-crossing and fairly aggressive wing midfielder

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - providing attacking cover; playing safe.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-designated responsibilities - providing cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover; creating chances.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - stretching play.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Ball-winning wide player
    • Pressuring wide player
      • Pressing wide player
    • Withdrawn wide player
    • Restricted wide player

18. Wide Midfielder (WM Support)

18.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Supporting and fairly aggressive wing midfielder

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Supported responsibilities - providing attacking cover; stretching play; playing safe; creating chances.
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing cover; providing defensive cover.

Focus level: 0.5

Role categories:

  • Ball-winning wide player
    • Pressuring wide player
      • Pressing wide player
    • Withdrawn wide player
    • Restricted wide player
  • Wide runner
  • Wide creator

19. Wide Midfielder (WM Attack)

19.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Offensive, ball-playing and fairly aggressive wing midfielder

Penetration score: 0.50

Solidity score: 0.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

20. Winger (WM Support)

20.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, supporting, dribbling, flank-dribbling and fairly aggressive wing midfield crosser

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; stretching play.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; providing defensive cover; playing safe.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Wide runner
  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

21. Winger (WM Attack)

21.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly aggressive wing midfield crosser

Penetration score: 0.50

Solidity score: 0.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 3.5

Role categories:

  • Attacking wide player
    • Wide runner
  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

22. Defensive Winger (WM Defend)

22.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Holding, dribbling and hard-tackling wing midfield aggressor
  • Wing midfield aggressor => defensive phase auxiliary wide and hard-tackling off-centre centre midfielder

Penetration score: 0.00

Solidity score: 0.50

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
    • Atypical - providing attacking cover (dribbling player).
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - creating chances.
    • In central midfield - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-designated responsibilities - providing cover.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing defensive cover; stretching play.

Focus level: 3.5

Role categories:

  • Ball-winning wide player (atypical; system-specific)
    • Pressuring wide player
      • Pressing wide player
    • Withdrawn wide player (atypical)
    • Restricted wide player (system-specific - defensive wide player)
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary pressing central midfielder

Role category implementations:

23. Defensive Winger (WM Support)

23.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Supporting, dribbling and hard-tackling wing midfield aggressor
  • Wing midfield aggressor => defensive phase auxiliary wide and hard-tackling off-centre centre midfielder

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Supported responsibilities - stretching play.
    • Atypical - providing attacking cover (dribbling player).
  • Supplementary responsibilities - creating chances.
    • In central midfield - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing cover; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing defensive cover.

Focus level: 2.0

Role categories:

  • Ball-winning wide player (atypical; system-specific)
    • Pressuring wide player
      • Pressing wide player
    • Withdrawn wide player (atypical)
    • Restricted wide player (system-specific - defensive wide player)
  • Wide runner
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary pressing central midfielder

Role category implementations:

24. Wide Playmaker (WM Support)

24.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Narrow, supporting, roaming, inverted, restricted-crossing, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive wing midfielder
  • Narrow wing midfielder => positional auxiliary wide, supporting, roaming, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive off-centre centre midfielder
  • Narrow and supporting wing midfielder => attacking phase auxiliary wide, sitting, roaming, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive off-centre attacking midfielder

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.25

Role specialisation:

  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; creating chances.
    • In central midfield - applying defensive pressure; stretching play; creating chances.
    • In central attack - creating chances.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover; stretching play; playing safe.
    • In central midfield - providing defensive cover; playing safe.
    • In central attack - playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover
    • In central midfield - providing cover; providing attacking cover; taking chances.
    • In central attack - providing attacking cover; taking chances.

Focus level: 4.0

Role categories:

  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary central midfield dynamo
    • Auxiliary pressing central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
  • Auxiliary free role central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
    • Auxiliary central midfield creator
  • Auxiliary central attack creator

25. Wide Playmaker (WM Attack)

25.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Narrow, supporting, roaming, dribbling, inverted, ball-playing, restricted-crossing, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive wing midfielder
  • Narrow wing midfielder => positional auxiliary wide, supporting, roaming, dribbling, ball-playing, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive off-centre centre midfielder
  • Narrow and supporting wing midfielder => attacking phase auxiliary wide, sitting, roaming, dribbling, ball-playing, restricted-shooting, creative and fairly aggressive off-centre attacking midfielder

Penetration score: 0.25

Solidity score: 0.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities
    • In central midfield - creating chances.
    • In central attack - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; creating chances.
    • In central midfield - applying defensive pressure; stretching play.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover; stretching play.
    • In central midfield - providing defensive cover
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe.
    • In central midfield - providing cover; providing attacking cover; playing safe; taking chances.
    • In central attack - providing attacking cover; playing safe; taking chances.

Focus level: 5.5

Role categories:

  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator
  • Auxiliary central midfield dynamo
    • Auxiliary pressing central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
  • Auxiliary free role central midfielder
    • Auxiliary number-eight central midfielder
    • Auxiliary central midfield creator
  • Auxiliary number-ten central attacker
    • Auxiliary central attack creator

26. Winger (WF Support)

26.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, supporting, dribbling, flank-dribbling and fairly aggressive wing forward crosser

Penetration score: 0.50

Solidity score: 0.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure; stretching play.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover; providing defensive cover; playing safe.

Focus level: 2.5

Role categories:

  • Wide runner
  • Pressuring wide player
    • Pressing wide player
  • Wide ball-supplier
    • Wide creator

27. Winger (WF Attack)

27.1. Analysis

Description:

  • Line-hugging, offensive, dribbling, flank-dribbling, byline-crossing and fairly aggressive wing forward crosser

Penetration score: 0.75

Solidity score: 0.00

Role specialisation:

  • Designated responsibilities
  • Specialist responsibilities - stretching play; creating chances.
  • Supported responsibilities
  • Supplementary responsibilities - applying defensive pressure.
  • Weak-supported responsibilities - providing defensive cover; playing safe.
  • Non-contributive responsibilities - providing cover; providing attacking cover.

Focus level: 3.5

Role categories: