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Footballers Who Became Better After Switching Roles


A football team has 11 players in 11 Postions being paraded on the field of play, football players are being praised for their brilliant display in their various positions but there are some players who switched Postion and could not replicate the performances of former postions in their new positions because the could not adapt to the pressure or other reasons.

However, there are players who became a world beater after switching positions, these player scare their opponents on the field because of their brilliant displays.


Also, some coaches have been praised to have to maximized a player’s talents in the best way. Harry Redknapp, Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson e.t.c.

Can one forget Gareth Bale's evolution from being a left-back at Tottenham to becoming a winger who has won 4 UCL titles at Real Madrid?

Here are some the players who become better after switching role



Thierry Henry


It tells much that Carlo Ancelotti can't stop regarding his failure to realize Henry wasn’t a winger as one of the biggest mistakes of his career.

“My mistakes? I did not want Baggio at Parma and then at Juventus I did not notice that Henry was not a winger,” he told La Republicca in 2014, per Football Italia.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knew the Frenchman would thrive as a center-forward, though, even if Henry wasn’t convinced at first.


“At a certain point, I wanted to go to Wenger and tell him to put me back out wide,” Henry said.


But after failing to score in his first seven Premier League games, Henry quickly found his feet in his new position and the rest is history.



Sergio Ramos

The Real Madrid captained transformed from being a full-back which was his natural position to a Centre back and his without doubt one the greatest Centre back football has witnessed.




3. Gareth Bale


A highly-rated leftback he was when signed from Southampton in 2007, .

His Tottenham career didn't get off to a dream start but in 2010 he was given an opportunity to play on the left-wing, this opportunity changed everything about the Welshman.


The match where ripped Inter Milan’s Maicon apart in October 2010 should be one of his best moment as a footballer, most football fans won't forget this match.


4. Vincent Kompany


Kompany’s ability as a center-back is perhaps even more impressive when you remember that he joined Manchester City as a defensive midfielder.


“My favorite position is in midfield but I can deliver just as good a job from the central defense,” the Belgian said in 2009.


Roberto Mancini was keen to see it and Kompany would go on to become one of the finest center-backs to ever play in the Premier League.


5. Javier Mascherano

When the Argentine Joined Barcelona, It was going to be extremely tough for Mascherano to break into a Barcelona midfield that features Andres Iniesta, Xavi, and Sergio Busquets, so Javier had no choice than to reinvent himself as a center-back.

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