footballer

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English[edit]

A Romanian footballer

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football +‎ -er

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footballer (plural footballers)

  1. (soccer, Britain) One who plays association football.
    • 2004, George Best, Scoring At Half-Time: Adventures On and Off the Pitch, →ISBN, page 259:
      It is footballers though, rather than commentators, presenters or pundits, who when interviewed have provided some of the best Colemanballs.
  2. (Australia) Any fish in the kyphosid subfamily Microcanthinae, so named for the resemblance of their stripes to football uniforms.

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