Football Guide

Football Glossary, Letter J

Football terms alphabetical index

Jab kick

A technique of passing the soccer ball done with a quick, strong strike from the outside foot


The act of limiting an attacker’s movement without attempting to tackle him or steal the ball from him


A term used to refer to a footballer who has played for many clubs during his career; the most famous example of a journeyman is Lutz Pfannenstiel, who has played for 25 different clubs all over the world; the opposite of a journeyman is a one-club man


The act of keeping the ball off the ground, usually with the use of the head or feet; also called keepie uppie

Jules Rimet Trophy

The first World Cup trophy, named after the FIFA president who started the World Cup competition