center forward


: someone who plays in the middle of the front line of players in field hockey, soccer, and other sports

Examples of center forward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That should be good news for Napoli center forward Victor Osimhen, who is due to return against Barcelona after helping Nigeria reach the Africa Cup of Nations final. Andrew Dampf, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 England’s roster is still deep, though, featuring D Lucy Bronze, M Keira Walsh and the trio of Alessia Russo, Rachel Daly and Beth England at center forward. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 With the Spirit, Rodman plays in the center forward spot. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 27 June 2023 Boli, a 29-year-old center forward from Ivory Coast, has scored 42 goals and made 11 assists in 126 appearances with Ferencváros, which plays in Hungary’s top league. Joel Odom, oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Center forward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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