Definition of centre back in English:

centre back


  • A defender who plays in the middle of the field.

    ‘he plays at centre back’
    • ‘But they need to learn quickly and they still need a new centre back.’
    • ‘He is a quality centre back whose pace is matched only by his reading of the game.’
    • ‘‘Brian has a good physical presence for a center back,’ says Arena.’
    • ‘His defending ability has been criticised but he is a solid centre back and is excellent on the ball.’
    • ‘The lack of a centre forward who commands that position, stops the centre back and cuts through the middle is a major problem.’


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