Year: 1969

Rinus Michels' "Total Football" is such a simple concept that it almost goes without saying at this point that every team strives for it. The idea is a simple one: every player on the field (save for the goalkeeper) should be ready and able to fill the roles of teammates as they move around the field. Each position is a revolving door, with any of the team's 10 field players able to capably fill each spot.

It was pioneered by Michels' highly successful Ajax and Dutch national teams of the 1970s, and in the modern game is used by Barcelona in a more evolved form that emphasizes moving the ball all over the field rather than the players.