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[foo t-baw-ler] /ˈfʊtˌbɔ lər/
a football player, especially a member of a college or professional team.
Chiefly British. a soccer player.
Origin of footballer
1875-80; football + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No one ever accused the former footballer of being especially bright.
  • The resulting pictures were then shown to fans of the footballer's team to see if they could identify him.
  • The footballer does not know math, yet everyone would agree that he is the true innovator.
  • One contributor has commented that a footballer has to be highly innovative when playing and does not use science.
  • While you are reading the text about the footballer, the other student should read about the team.

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