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ARRIERE AILE [1 record]

Record 1 2014-05-15


Subject field(s)
  • Soccer (Europe: Football)

Defensive player charged with marking the winger.


A wingback is a member of a football, i.e. soccer team. They play on the left or right wing (that's one or other side of the pitch only), and combine 2 roles. They act as defenders, but also seek to move forward to attack where possible. However, moving forward can create a gap in defence ... when the team the wingback is pressing against launches a speedy counter-attack on the break, and gets behind the wingback.

Key term(s)
  • wing back


  • Soccer (Europe : football)

Un de deux joueurs de défense jouant très près de leur gardien; chacun est chargé de surveiller un ailier.


Formation 4-3-3; les deux anciens arrières classiques deviennent défenseurs centraux, encadrés par les deux arrières latéraux.


Presque toujours désignés au pluriel : défenseurs latéraux (Canada), arrières latéraux (Europe). Quand ce n'est pas le cas, on précise habituellement «défenseur/arrière latéral droit» ou «gauche».


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fútbol

Jugador de características fundamentalmente defensivas ubicado en la banda y cuya misión principal es tapar las subidas del extremo rival y desdoblar al centrocampista de su banda en algunos ataques.


En cada equipo hay dos laterales: lateral izquierdo y lateral derecho.


defensa lateral; lateral: posiciones de defensa.

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