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midfielder (plural midfielders)
- (soccer) A player who operates behind the attackers, in front of the defence.
2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
- The game was engulfed in controversy when Rodwell appeared to win the ball cleanly in a midfield challenge with Suarez. The tackle drew an angry response from Liverpool's players- Lucas in particular as Suarez writhed in agony - but it was an obvious injustice when the England Under-21 midfielder was shown the red card.