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Centre Forward

A Centre Forward (CF) is a forward who has the main role of attacking and scoring goals. A CF player is usually positioned in center of the attacking line.

CF players are usually able to win long balls and receive passes to score goals or assists other attackers for finishing. CFs usually have quick pace and good movement. In some formations, such as 4-4-1-1, a ST player is positioned in front of a CF player.


Target Man

Target man usually is used to describe a CF or a striker whose role is to win aerial balls in the air either for scoring goal by themselves or creating chances for other members of the team to score.

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