Centre Backs

Some articles on centre, back, backs:

Defender (association Football) - Centre-back
... The job of the centre-back (also known as the centre-half, central defender, or stopper) is to stop opposing players, particularly the strikers, from scoring, and to bring the ball out from their ... The position was formerly referred to as centre-half, although the emphasis of the centre-half was more forward thinking in action ... part of the 20th century, when most teams employed the 2–3–5 formation, the two players at the back were called full-backs and the row of three ...

Famous quotes containing the words backs and/or centre:

    Those who work their minds rule; those who work with their backs are ruled.
    —Chinese proverb.


    A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)