midfielder

[mid-feel-der, -feel-]
noun
a player active in the midfield, as in soccer, often playing both offensively and defensively.

Origin:
midfield + -er1

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midfielder (ˌmɪdˈfiːldə)
 
n
soccer a player who plays in the midfield

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Example sentences
His offensive moves, however, aren't those of a forward or a midfielder.
Every game, he draws the opposing team's top offensive midfielder.
As a doctor and ex-midfielder, he knew he should not have done it.
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