What is Total Football?
Total Football meaning a philosophy (system, style, organization) of play popularized by the Dutch in the 1970’s that allows any player to attack or defend, with others moving around to cover vacated areas. Total Football requires players to be highly fit and above average in intelligence. (Also, see “Liberdade” and “Whirl”.)
reference: SoccerCoachingInternational’s Glossary of Soccer Terms