mid·​field·​er ˈmid-ˌfēl-dər How to pronounce midfielder (audio)
: a member of a midfield

Examples of midfielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Captain Nacho is likely to partner right back Nacho or midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in the heart of the back line. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Redondo is known as a deep-lying midfielder with good field vision and excellent passing skills. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 Schmoke was a midfielder and Rubenstein managed the team, Schmoke recalled. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 31 Jan. 2024 She is listed as a midfielder for the Current and can also play along the back line. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 In are midfielder Meggie Dougherty Howard and teenagers Casey Phair, a forward, and Gisele Thompson, a defender, as well as midfielders Felicia Knox and Jessica Garziano and defender Madison Curry, who the team selected in last week’s NWSL draft. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 The Spanish midfielder played alongside Messi, Suarez, Jordi Alba and Busquets at FC Barcelona before his six years at Vissel Kobe. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 Maybe the biggest early example thus far was academy midfielder Darius Randell starting in the exhibition draw against Montreal last month. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, 6 Feb. 2024 And Australia’s slender lead crumbled in the 95th minute following Hwang’s penalty before it was left facing defeat after Son’s unstoppable free kick in the 103rd minute, and midfielder Aidan O’Neill was red carded for a dangerous challenge two minutes later. Issy Ronald, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midfielder was in 1932

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“Midfielder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midfielder. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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