a player positioned behind the fullback and in front of the goalie. He has the freedom to play on either side of the field..
In some formations, a single defender that plays between the keeper and the other defenders.
an optional position that is counted as a Defender in the team formation
The lower central defender who does not have a special player to cover, and usually plays behind the other defenders to back them up.
a defender who roams either in front of or behind the defensive line to pick up stray passes.
A back player positioned behind the line of defense who is responsible for providing a back-up to field defenders as well as increased support for the goal keeper.
A back player positioned behind the rest of the defense whos responsible for providing support, balance, and communication to the rest of the defense.
Plays in back of the defender and in front of the goalie. Primary job is to roam in front of the goal and "sweep" away any shot that comes near it.
Aside from the goalie, the last defender.
The defender who plays behind the last line of defenders. The sweeper usually is not assigned to mark anyone but has the responsibility to pick up lose players. The sweeper is also responsible to clear out (or "sweep out") though balls played behind the defense.
A defensive player whose job is to roam behind the other defenders. A sweeper has no specific marking duties and is the last line of defense before the goalkeeper.
The player who plays furthest back on the field (just in front of the keeper) who doesn't have any marking responsibilities and is mainly responsible for helping others out defensively when they have lost their mark
defender who plays behind the back four with no marking assigments; the link who supports both defensive and attacking play; works in unison with his goalkeeper.
A defender that roams around the defensive zone between the fullbacks and the goalie.
A single defender (fullback) who is positioned behind the play in order to cover the full width of the field against breakouts (last line of defense).
a batsman who is skilled at or frequently plays sweep shots. any batsman in the context of playing a sweep shot. a field position in the deep outfield near the boundary, designed to cover a lot of territory and prevent runs when the ball is hit into that area, usually either a deep midwicket or deep cover. a fielder fielding in a sweeper(3) position.
The defender who plays closest to his own goal behind the rest of the defenders; a team's last line of defence in front of the goalkeeper.
A defensive back who is not required to mark anyone but instead is free to roam and take care of loose balls. He or she is usually the last line of defense before the goalkeeper.
Position name; usually applied to a central defender playing behind the stopper and wing fullbacks with responsibility for "sweeping up" loose through balls which are played in behind the other defenders.