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Outside forward

Outside forward

Outside forward is a position in football which refers to a footballer who plays as an advanced forward on the right or left wing - as an outside right or outside left. Typically as part of a 2-3-5 formation or one of its variants. As football tactics have developed, and wingers have dropped back to become midfielders, the terminology has changed and "outside forward" has become a historical term.

Famous players who played outside right include Jimmy Johnstone, Stanley Matthews, Eddie Chapman, Tom Finney, while famous outside lefts include Eric Brook and Cliff Bastin.

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