mid·field·er | \ -ˌfēl-dər , -ˈfēl- \

Definition of midfielder 

: a member of a midfield

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Ivan Perisic has become a key piece of Internazionale's side, and there's a solid argument for Real Madrid's Luka Modric being the game's best midfielder. SI.com, "Pride and Passion: Croatia's Unrelenting Fighting Spirit Continues to Carry National Hope," 12 July 2018 Kane plays in a similar position as Ronaldo, and would theoretically make more sense than Hazard, who is more of a playmaker and an attacking midfielder. Tales Azzoni, chicagotribune.com, "Real Madrid prepare for life without Ronaldo," 11 July 2018 England will still fancy their chances, especially if the pace of Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and others can stretch the game and pressure Croatian midfielders and defenders into mistakes. Jamie Spencer, Pro Soccer USA, "World Cup preview Croatia vs England: Head to Head, Team News, Prediction & More," 11 July 2018 Nine minutes after entering the field, Marouane Fellaini, a skyscraper-like midfielder with Manchester United, powered an unstoppable header off a cross from Hazard to tie the game. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "World Cup 2018: Belgium Shocks Japan With Stunning Rally," 4 July 2018 Division II Player of the Year Henry Schertzinger, Summit Country Day - Schertzinger was named both the OHSCLA midfielder of the year, as well as All-Region First Team. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Announcing 2017-18 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high school Spring All-Stars," 29 June 2018 The Croats played with five midfielders and seemed to close down any possible space. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "Lionel Messi, Argentina beaten at World Cup, Croatia advances," 21 June 2018 The Croats played with five midfielders and seemed to close down any possible space. Stephen Wade, Fox News, "Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances," 21 June 2018 One was the Peruvian midfielder who to this day is the only South American player to score five goals in multiple World Cups. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Catching up with the World Cup legends who shared a career's winter in Fort Lauderdale," 20 June 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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