The Player Roles shown in Playing Style Blueprint for a given player depend on the payer's position on the pitch. In total, SciSports identified 22 roles which are common in the football industry. However, not each role is applicable to any position. A Centre Forward can show similarities with roles such as Target man, or Shadow Striker, but roles such as Sweeper Keeper or Wing Back are not relevant to him. Below an overview of the relevant Player Roles per position.

Goalkeeper

  • Ball Playing Keeper
  • Line Keeper
  • Sweeper Keeper

Right/Left Back

  • Inverted Wing Back
  • Defensive Back
  • Wing Back

Centre Back

  • Ball Winning Defender
  • Stopper
  • Ball Playing Defender

Defensive Midfielder

  • Box-to-Box Midfielder
  • Ball Winning Midfielder
  • Deep Lying Playmaker
  • Holding Midfielder

Central Midfielder

  • Advanced Playmaker
  • Ball Winning Midfielder
  • Holding Midfielder
  • Deep Lying Playmaker
  • Box-to-Box Midfielder

Attacking Midfielder

  • Mobile Striker
  • Box-to-Box Midfielder
  • Advanced Playmaker
  • Wide Playmaker
  • Shadow Striker

Left/Right Winger

  • Pressing Forward
  • Box-to-Box Midfielder
  • Advanced Playmaker
  • Wide Playmaker
  • Classic Winger
  • Inside Forward
  • Shadow Striker

Centre Forward

  • Pressing Forward
  • Shadow Striker
  • Target Man
  • Poacher
  • Mobile Striker
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