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4 Players Who Were Converted From Forwards To Defenders

Sometimes, a player can go years without realising they’re better suited to playing in another position.

These players after bring forced to switch position realised their full potentials at other positions.

Below are list of players who were made to play in defends other than their striking role.

1. Ashley Young

After Louis van Gaal was appointed Manchester United, he converted English player Ashley Young to a full back.

Prior to that, Ashley Young played as a left-wing attacker for Aston Villa and Manchester United when he recently joined the club.

2. Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia was another Manchester United attacking player who was converted to a defender by Louis van Gaal.

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Valencia who previously played as an attacking winger had to adapt in his new position as a wing-back.

3. Victor Moses

Victor Moses was an attacking winger in the previous clubs he played for but after he joined Chelsea, Antonio Conte had to convert him to a wing-back to suit his preferred playing formation which was 3-5-2.

4. Jesus Navas

At Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini deployed Spanish player Jesus Navas as an attacking winger.

But when he made the move back to Spain and rejoined Sevilla, he was converted to a full back.

 

 

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