Look, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. At one point or another, we were all newcomers to the game of soccer, ignorant of its ways. There was a time when, if you asked us what someone meant when saying that a #6 passed to a #10, who then slotted a #9 through to goal, we would have been able to explain it about as well as we could the plot of a vintage French film noir.
No one can explain the plot of a vintage French film noir.
Those days are behind us, and they can now be behind you, too. Or at least, made more infrequent, because the good folks at Major League Soccer have put together a handy video that explains what different jersey numbers – #10, #9, #8, and, yes, even #6 – mean when it comes to soccer positions.
The18 would like to take this moment in time to formally state that it does not know, has not become acquainted with, and/or does not associate with any person or persons not in possession of the knowledge of what the terms “#6, #8, #9,” and/or “#10” refer to in relation to the game of association football. To suggest otherwise is hereby slander, and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Now that we've cleared that up, here you go.
Oh, so that’s what a #6 is.