The No.10: football tactics explained

No.10 Diego Maradona, one of the most famous to ever wear the shirt
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Is the No.10 football’s most iconic role? It’s hard to argue otherwise.

The number ten is more than a shirt number. For some, those that take on this role put the ‘beautiful’ into ‘the beautiful game’. They are a fine artist painting the perfect picture, not just another outfield slogger.

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Jack Lacey-Hatton
Freelance writer

Jack has worked as a sports reporter full-time since 2021. He previously worked as the Chief Women’s Football Writer at the Mirror, covering the England Women’s national team and the Women’s Super League. Jack has covered a number of major sporting events in recent years including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the ground in Australia.