mid·​field·​er | \ ˈmid-ˌfēl-dər How to pronounce midfielder (audio) , ˌmid-ˈfēl- \

Definition of midfielder

: a member of a midfield

Examples of midfielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The midfielder will be available for selection against Angel City. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 7 May 2022 The midfielder was third on the team in goals, behind Nani and Daryl Dike, showing his ability to get forward from the middle of the pitch. Austin David, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Feb. 2022 On that salary, the midfielder simply wasn't a good value for FCC. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 18 Jan. 2022 The midfielder has been a key cog for the Blue Raiders in their four-game winning streak. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The senior midfielder was instrumental in two wins last week that catapulted the Grizzlies (8-1) to the top of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference standings with a 6-0 league mark. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, 11 Oct. 2021 The central midfielder will be 29 come the start of next season and will be in a position to garner one more enormous contract that will be at the peak of his powers. Liam Canning, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The starting midfielder was a blue-eyed, blonde-haired girl from Tennessee named Kendyl. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2021 Since failure was not an option against Hinsdale Central, the New Trier senior defensive midfielder corralled a perfect draw from Kennedy Meier. Gregg Voss, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of midfielder

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Midfielder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midfielder. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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