Help requested from native Spanish speaker and football fan
I am trying to translate an article on Sergio Busquets in the immersion section. It lists his position as "pivote". Would this be the same as midfield or halfback? Also, there is a line that reads:
I suspect that refers to the number of his international appearances, what we would call "caps" in English. Is that right? But was is "Part." an abbreviation of?
Muchas gracias por su ayuda.
A pivot is the deepest midfielder who occupies the space between the defence and midfield lines. His job is to pick up the ball and distribute it along the pitch.
Some teams play 4-5-1 with 1 pivot, with two more forward midfielders ahead of him. The pivot breaks up play and controls possession, while the other two are tasked with getting forward and attacking. One of them perhaps given more license to attack. This is usually how Barcelona play. Busquets behind Xabi and Iniesta/Fabregas.