footballer


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foot·ball·er

 (fo͝ot′bô′lər)
n. Chiefly British
One who plays soccer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footballer - an athlete who plays American footballfootballer - an athlete who plays American football
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
ball carrier, runner - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
blocker - a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play
cornerback - a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
football hero - a football player who has achieved a reputation for success
kicker - a player who kicks the football
line backer, linebacker - a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
lineman - one of the players on the line of scrimmage
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
pass catcher, pass receiver, receiver - a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass
tackler - a football player who tackles the ball carrier
Translations
fotbalista
fodboldspiller
jalkapalloilija
nogometašnogometašica
focistafutballistafutballjátékoslabdarúgó
フットボール選手
축구 선수
nogometaš
nogometašnogometašica
fotbollsspelare
นักฟุตบอล
cầu thủ bóng đá

footballer

[ˈfʊtbɔːləʳ] N (Brit) → futbolista mf

footballer

[ˈfʊtbɔːlər] n (British) = football playerfootball ground nterrain m de footballfootball hooligan n (British)hooligan m

footballer

n
(Brit) → Fußball(spiel)er(in) m(f)
(in American football) → Footballspieler m

footballer

[ˈfʊtˌbɔːləʳ] n (Brit) → calciatore/trice

footballer

لاعِبُ كُرَةِ قدم fotbalista fodboldspiller Fußballer ποδοσφαιριστής futbolista jalkapalloilija footballeur nogometaš calciatore フットボール選手 축구 선수 voetballer fotballspiller piłkarz futebolista футболист fotbollsspelare นักฟุตบอล futbolcu cầu thủ bóng đá 足球运动员
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