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

Definition of midfielder

: a member of a midfield

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In her debut match at the Under-16s Women's World Cup, the skillful midfielder received the player of the match award. Aimee Lewis And Motez Bishara, CNN, "Giulia Gwinn: Germany teenager scores brilliant winner on Women's World Cup debut," 8 June 2019 The veteran midfielder contributed 33 goals and 23 assists in his final season with the Fighting Owls. Adam Fornwalt, baltimoresun.com, "Harford Community College athletes garner postseason accolades," 4 June 2019 The Timbers have gone 0-11-6 with a negative-21 goal differential in 17 games without the Colombian defensive midfielder dating back to July 2015. Jamie Goldberg, OregonLive.com, "Portland Timbers will face challenge against Kansas City as they try to win without Diego Chara," 7 June 2018 Seven-time back-to-back reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande, who have recently resigned Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Barcelona, are a point behind Jiangsu in fifth place. SI.com, "Inter Forward Eder Completes Permanent Move to Chinese Club Jiangsu Suning," 13 July 2018 De Bruyne, for instance, has evolved into arguably the top midfielder in world soccer under Guardiola. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The Premier League’s World Cup Takeover," 8 July 2018 Moments after subbing back into the contest, the midfielder lofted a shot that dropped perfectly between the hands of Ryg and the crossbar. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State soccer: Sheboygan North shuts out Muskego in Division 1 semifinal," 14 June 2018 Hernandez, a 39-year-old midfielder, currently plays in Qatar. Tales Azzoni, The Seattle Times, "Plenty of politics at play in Venezuela-Catalonia friendly," 24 Mar. 2019 The former Real Madrid attacking midfielder who became the first French player to win the Ballon d’Or back in 1958 died last year at 85. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "APNewsBreak: France Football launches Women’s Ballon d’Or," 24 Sep. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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