1st defender
2nd defender
3rd defender





Most defensive systems work around the concept of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd defenders, and that is how this section is organized:

         1st defender - The player closest to the ball is always the first defender;

         2nd defender - the player supporting the 1st defender and playing behind him is the 2nd defender

         3rd defender - the player supporting the 2nd defender, or playing further away from the ball is the 3rd defender.


1st 2nd and 3rd defenders


A3 has the ball, so D1 is the first defender, D2 is the second defender, and D3 is the third defender.