Soccer Outside Back

What is an outside back in soccer?

An outside back is a defender who patrols the outer edges of the pitch near the touchlines, usually in a formation with three primary defenders. When there are three main defenders in a formation, teams often look for a player built like a centerback, but with more mobility to cover the outer edges of a pitch. Like a center back, they'll often stay back in the attack, with the primary goal to defend at all times.

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