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Glossary of Soccer Terms, Slang & Lingo

This is a list of common soccer lingo and jargon terms.

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3-5-2 Formation
4-4-2 Formation
50-50 Ball
6-Yard Box
18-Yard Box

A.

Academy
Added Time
Armband

Assist

B.

Back-Heel Kick
Back-Pass Rule
Bend
Bicycle Kick
Box-To-Box
Box-To-Box Midfielder
Brace

C.

Cap
Chest Trap
Clear
Corner Kick

Curva

D.

Direct Free Kick
Diving
Dribble

Dribbling
Drop Kick

E.

Equaliser
Extra Time

F.

F.C.
False Nine
First Touch
Flick-On
Fox In The Box
Franchise Player
Free Kick

Friendly

G.

Ghost Goal
Goal Kick

Goal Poacher
Goalkeeper
Group Of Death

H.

Half-Volley
Hand Ball
Hat Trick

Header

Hooligans

Howler

I.

In The Box
Indirect Free Kick

J.

Juggling

K.

Kick And Rush
Keeper
Keepie-Uppie

L.

Loan

M.

Man On
Marking
Midfielder

N.

Nutmeg

O.

Obstruction
Offside
Olympic Goal
One Touch
Open Goal
Own Goal

P.

Panenka
Parking The Bus
Penalty Area

Penalty Kick (PK)
Penalty Shootout
Pressing

Q.

R.

Rabona
Rebound
Red Card
Rejected

S.

Shielding
Shutout
Sliding Tackle
Spot Kick
Square Ball
Stoppage Time
Stopper
Striker
Sweeper

T.

Target Man
Throw-In
Trap
True Freshman

U.

Ultras
Under The Cosh

V.

Vanishing Spray

W.

Wall
Wing
World Cup

X.

Y.

Yellow Card

Z.

Zone Defense

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