Technical Defensive Forward
A Technical Defensive Forward, commonly abbreviated TDF, is a forward with technical speciality who is played defensively. The technical specialty significantly increases the contribution of his passing skill to the attack.
The thinking behind this is to help simulate the real-world option of the withdrawn forward (a central player between midfielders and forwards) who uses his sensitive foot to deliver great passes (from editorials).
Depending on the skill levels of the player, a TDF may produce more attack when played defensively than when played normal.
See: Defensive Forward