mid·​field·​er | \ -ˌfēl-dər , -ˈfēl-\

Definition of midfielder

: a member of a midfield

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Style-wise, the legendary Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder's effortless off-duty fit has been a win since the start of his professional career. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria and David Beckham Look Uber Stylish For a Double Date with son Brooklyn Beckham in New York," 25 Jan. 2019 The midfielder was dropped for crucial matches, notably home and away against Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League when United exited in meek fashion. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Pogba’s future at Man United mired in uncertainty," 21 Aug. 2018 Ivan Rakitic has heaped praise on his Croatia teammate and skipper Luka Modric, insisting the Real Madrid midfielder should be awarded the Ballon d'Or following yet another sensational season for club and country. SI.com, "Barcelona Midfielder Insists Real Madrid Star Should Be Awarded Ballon d'Or After Amazing Season," 12 July 2018 Andrew Das: An attacker for defensive-minded midfielder — is a message sub. Andrew Das, New York Times, "England Shakes Its Shootout Curse and Saves Its World Cup," 5 July 2018 In separate three-team arrangement this month, the Dash finally traded Press’ rights and a conditional first-round draft pick to the Chicago Red Stars for midfielders Sofia Huerta and Taylor Comeau. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Newcomers adjusting to life with Dash," 26 June 2018 At the time, the midfielder was established as one of the world's best players and came to symbolize this new, diverse France. Matias Grez, CNN, "France's 'Rainbow Team' look backs at historic World Cup triumph," 8 June 2018 Instead, he got beat by Auro, who sent in a cross for midfielder Ryan Telfer on the left side of the penalty area. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City looks to end skid with home match against Chicago Fire," 25 May 2018 As the debate went on, with Boca reaffirming their refusal to play, Boca midfielder and captain Perez was on his way to hospital with glass in his eye alongside one other player. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "South America’s Soccer Final Postponed After Attack on Boca Juniors Team," 24 Nov. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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