Wing half

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2-3-5 formation: the wing-halves (yellow) flank the centre half
WM formation: the wing-halves (yellow) occupy a more defensive position supporting the inside forwards

In football, the position of wing half was given to midfielders who played near the side of the pitch. It became obsolete as full-backs have tended to become more a part of the defence.[1]


  1. ^ "Football Glossary, Letter W". Football Bible. Retrieved 5 September 2012.