In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Sport or sports are all usually forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

Association football was first codified in 1863 in England, although games that involved the kicking of a ball were evident considerably earlier.

Land Rover Defender versus Jeep Wrangler Rubicon by 4xOverland


There are four types of defenders: centre-back, sweeper, full-back, and wing-back.

Land Rover Defender Production by TestDriven


The centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations.


The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations.

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