Sign in to follow this Followers 2 The Libero Jeroenvk94 November 2, 2018 5 replies 1,208 Views Report · Posted November 2, 2018 The Libero is a position that pretty much died out in football. Nowadays we see defenses with 2 central defenders standing next to eachother, forming the defensive central. In most teams, those guys are no nonsense guys, tall and strong. The libero is a player that plays behind a central defender but in front of the keeper. He is literally the last line of defense. Not only did a libero have to be strong and fast. They had a much more important role in transition play. When a team is in attack, the libero moved forward, acting like a playmaker in the lower midfields, directing the play. That's why they usually have an above average ball controll and passing ability. Some great examples of the libero : Franz Beckenbauer Ronald Koeman Franco Baresi Just because it's not used too much in modern football, the libero still exists. They have extraordinary vision, great passing and nice dribbling skills that could easily benefit teams in transition play. A great modern day example of a libero is Mats Hummels. With a great pass and excellent vision he can easily move forward in transition, directing the play, acting more like a '6' when the team is on the offensive. The libero in FMM2019 I believe that in FMM the libero is a great addition to teams with an attacking mindset. It allows you to have your central midfielders more up the pitch, whilst still having someone in the lower midfield with excellent ball controll. The stats you want to look out for : Movement Tackling Strength Dribbling Positioning Leadership Passing I think everyone knows that movement and positioning are extremely important, especially when it comes down to transition play. You need a player that can find the right position both offensively and defensively. Tackling and strength speaks for itself. The libero is essentially a defender. Passing and dribbling is where it gets interesting. Most defenders don't excel in those two, but in order to effectively use a libero, the player needs to have the ability to make intelligent runs with the ball and the ability to switch the play. Leadership is something that is 't essential, but I added it because I like to have the leader of my team, aka my captain, to be the center of the play, involved in any part of the pitch. This makes the libero a great leader. Besides, it's no coincidence that Beckenbauer, Koeman and Baresi were all great leaders in their time. Have you used the libero yet? If you have, let me know what your feelings on it are! Happy playing lads! 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!