centre half


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centre half

or

centre back

n
1. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) soccer hockey a defender who plays in the middle of the defence
2. (Soccer) soccer hockey a defender who plays in the middle of the defence
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Translations

centre half

n (Sport) → centromediano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Bill Slater came as an inside forward and half back and was eventually converted to centre half by Stan Cullis.
"What I said to Perry and his agent last time was that I see him as both a right back and centre half, and eventually I see him as a good centre half.
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports that League One Bantams have been put off by Coventry's valuation of the versatile defender, saying Willis 'has been priced out' of the West Yorkshire club's prolonged hunt for a centre half. It says that although Stuart McCall would prefer a more physical type to fill the rightsided gap in the back four, Willis has been a name under consideration at Valley Parade.
Kompany's injury could possibly see him ruled out for the first Manchester derby of the season on September 22, but his manager will have more immediate concerns given the dearth of options he has at centre half.
But it is Arsenal who are leading the chase for the commanding centre half whose absence with injury in the second half of last season was a crucial factor in Birmingham's demise.
Wilson said: "I played a few games at centre half - my first few games for Dundee United - when I was 17 or 18.
I'm on record as saying that there is no better centre half in England than Gary Cahill."
Ramage said: "I am as happy at right-back as centre half because I have played there for 15 games.
The Echo understands City boss Dave Jones has had the 6ft 3in centre half repeatedly scouted this season, although Cardiff are yet to make a firm approach.
Godwin Antwi, 17, played his first match for the Reds in his favoured position of centre half and was excellent alongside Danny O'Donnell.
I think he is a solid and reliable centre half who had a good season at Birmingham last year.
Then, after captain Rhys Day was sent off, Collins converted to centre half to fill the breach and was a big success.

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