What does No. 10 mean in soccer?

Usually the team's most creative individual player. In South America and European continental countries, this tends to mean an attacking midfielder. Traditionally in England and Commonwealth countries, the No. 10 has been worn by a second striker. See also enganche, trequartista and playmaker.

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