team player


: someone who cares more about helping a group or team to succeed than about his or her individual success

Examples of team player in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During his inaugural season at Red Bull, Pérez carried out a quality not commonly seen among F1 drivers — the ability to truly excel as a team player. Xiomara Gerardo, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Burrow is everything any company or team would want as the face of the franchise – gentleman, team player, community-minded, winner. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 8 Sep. 2023 Frankly, the Bengals are lucky that Burrow is a team player and participated in the first few days of practice. Ben Volin,, 29 July 2023 Kiki Van Zanten was a member of the U.S. U17 national team player pool, but she was not chosen to represent the country after that. Matt Le Cren, Chicago Tribune, 28 Aug. 2023 Colombia women's national soccer team player Jorelyn Carabalí's younger brother Paulo Andrés Carabalí was killed in a nightclub shooting Monday morning, police in Cali, Colombia said, according to multiple news outlets. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 Looking to keep Messi from scoring goals will be Pedro Gallese, a Peru national team player who is one of the league's top goalkeepers. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 Russell was considered the better team player, the winner. Gary Washburn,, 22 July 2023 Lopez originally signed with Milwaukee in the 2018 offseason and under then-head coach Mike Budenholzer, and the center became a two-time all-defensive team player anchoring the team’s drop defense and becoming one of the elite rim protectors in the NBA. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2023 See More

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“Team player.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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