Today, the Fan Park Crew brings you part two of the feature on players that switched positions. In today’s list we see the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Thierry Henry.
Former Position: Striker
Current Position: Central Midfielder
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder used to be a striker when played for Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar.
Former Position: Attacking midfielder (Trequartista)
Current Position: Deep lying playmaker
Pirlo made his footballing debut at the age of 16 for Brescia and then played as a Trequartista, but when he moved to Milan, Carlo Ancelotti changed his role and he ended up playing a lot deeper.
Former Position: Winger
Current Position: Centre forward
When Henry was playing for Monaco, he was used as an out-and-out winger. Henry moved to Arsenal a few years later and was turned into a deadly centre forward, thanks to Arsene Wenger.
Former Position: Attacking midfielder
Current Position: Libero centre-back
The German legend was an attacking midfielder most of his life, but after the 1966 World Cup, his role changed and he ended playing as a centre back.
Former Position: Defensive Midfielder
Current Position: Attacking Midfielder/Striker
The big Belgian started off his career in a deep midfield role, but as he has matured, managers have used him higher up the park.