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Post by Lupi Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:12 pm

Ala: The wingers.
Attacante(i): The forwards or strikers.
Calciatore: Soccer player or footballer. This word is very close to cacciatore, which means "hunter."
Capitano: The team captain who wears the armband. The captain of the present Azzurri team is Gigi Buffon of Juventus FC.
Capocannonieri: This is the leading goalscorer in the Serie A. For the 2010-2011 season, it was Antonio Di Natale of Udinese.
Centroavanti: The classic center forward (#9) such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Centrocampista: Midfielder. The midfield is referred to as the "centrocampo." The word "campo" means the "field or pitch." "Pista" means racetrack. Literally, the one who runs around the midfield.
Difensore: Defender.
Fantasista: A cross between a classic #10 and a creative visionary. Roberto Baggio best exemplified this position.
Giocatore: Player. Derived from the verb, giocare.
La Regista: The literal meaning is "movie director." Some would call this type of player a deeper lying playmaker - think: Andrea Pirlo.
Lo Stopper: One or both of the two central defenders.
Portiere: Goalkeeper.
Terzino: Fullback.
Trequartista: This is a position that hangs behind the attackers and acts as a bridge between them and the midfielders. Some would call this player a "number 10" - think: Francesco Totti. - See more at:
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Post by Eivindo Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:15 pm

Yeah I gotta start using these.
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