midfielder

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

Definition of midfielder 

: a member of a midfield

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Modric and Ivan Rakitic are two of the best midfielders in the world and have steered Croatia to some of the finest performances of the tournament, not least its 3-0 thumping of Argentina in the group stage. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Croatia taunts England over World Cup exit," 12 July 2018 The 34-year-old Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and almost won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev. Graham Dunbar, BostonGlobe.com, "Russia shockingly eliminates Spain from World Cup in a shootout," 1 July 2018 The veteran Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and almost won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev. Fox News, "Russia stuns Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarterfinals," 1 July 2018 The 34-year-old Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and almost won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev. Washington Post, "Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain," 1 July 2018 Six Croatia players picked up yellow cards in first two matches, including Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic. Derek Gatopoulos, The Seattle Times, "Iceland coach turns off cellphone to focus on Croatia," 25 June 2018 The Real Madrid midfielder is one of the finest passers in the world, and has helped his club side win three consecutive Champions League trophies. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "What to know about the World Cup title match," 14 July 2018 For the first time this season, Will Johnson is the defensive midfielder alongside Yoshi Yotun in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City goalkeeper Joe Bendik benched, lineup changes for Lions," 14 July 2018 Paul Pogba, a midfielder with Manchester United and the France national team, dedicated Tuesday’s French victory over Belgium in the World Cup semifinals to the boys. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Manchester United invites Thai soccer team to visit them in UK this coming season," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of midfielder

1932, in the meaning defined above

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