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 At age 17, the midfielder who's aimed at a career in Europe became the youngest player in league history to score a goal in each of his first two MLS games. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Minnesota United seeks elite prospects to groom in new MLS youth league system," 5 Feb. 2021 The midfielder has made seven appearances with the USMNT. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "RSL agrees to terms with Rubio Rubín," 31 Dec. 2020 When América keeper Guillermo Ochoa leaned over him, craning his neck to get into Atuesta’s face, the midfielder lashed out. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, "LAFC beats Club América to reach CCL final in Orlando," 20 Dec. 2020 Trapp spent the 2020 season with Inter Miami after the club traded $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and an international roster slot to the Columbus Crew SC in late January in exchange for the 27-year-old defensive midfielder. Khobi Price, sun-sentinel.com, "Inter Miami’s Wil Trapp reportedly drawing interest from Minnesota United ahead of MLS free agency," 9 Dec. 2020 Things could’ve gotten worse in the 67th minute, with Santos putting his cleat into the face of Jan Gregus after the two got tangled up, but the referee chose not to put the FCD midfielder in the book, appearing to rule the contact was accidental. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "FC Dallas suffers ‘deflating’ regular season finale loss to Minnesota, loses chance to host playoff game," 8 Nov. 2020 Expansion club Austin FC chose Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira No. 1 overall. oregonlive, "Portland Timbers select Notre Dame midfielder Dawson McCartney with their first selection in the MLS draft," 21 Jan. 2021 Player of the week Hector Quistiano, Southwest: freshman, forward/midfielder — Recorded five goals and three assists in the Dragons’ victories against South San, Laredo St. Augustine and Churchill. David Hinojosa, ExpressNews.com, "Boys soccer: Southwest’s Hector Quistiano selected as Player of the Week," 11 Jan. 2021 City manager Pep Guardiola fielded a strong team — including star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne — and was rewarded with a 3-0 win over second-tier Birmingham, with Bernardo Silva scoring the first two goals. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Spurs show no mercy to 8th-tier Marine, Crawley stuns Leeds," 10 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of midfielder

1932, in the meaning defined above

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16 Feb 2021

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“Midfielder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midfielder. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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