4-5-1 Formation for 11 vs. 11 Soccer Games

This diagram shows the 4-5-1 formation for 11 vs. 11 soccer games. Here are some advantages and disadvantages:


  • Excellent formation for defending against a good attacking team.
  • All areas of the field have coverage for defending.
  • If #7 and #11 are mobile players with getting into the attack, can be very effective in attacking off the counter.


  • With so many players back to help defend, can be difficult to find a rhythm in the attack.
  • #9 can be left without options to play the ball to if your team isn’t quick to support the attack.



Donavon2233 on 3/8/2024

11 vs 11

Mikeo5446 on 9/23/2020


Cadence2 on 3/29/2019

11 v 11 formation for very strong attacking opponent