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.