midfielder

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mid·field

 (mĭd′fēld′)
n. Sports
1. The section of a playing field midway between goals.
2. Players whose usual positions are in the midfield, behind the forwards.

mid′field′er n.

midfielder

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

midfielder

n (Ftbl) → Mittelfeldspieler(in) m(f)
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Roman Neustadter, a defensive midfielder of the Russian national football team, has signed a one-year contract with Dynamo Moscow FC, the club's press office announced on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.
The defensive midfielder has joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea and the 20-year-old goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's trip to QPR.
Rodri is more of a defensive midfielder than Fernandinho, with whom he will vie for a place in the team - or could even sit alongside for certain games.
Rodri joins for a club record PS63m from Atletico Madrid, and finally solves City's long-term search for a defensive midfielder.
The 23-year-old is one of City manager Pep Guardiola's main transfer targets this season, with City in the market for a successor to their 34-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernandinho.
Henderson has been deployed mainly as a defensive midfielder to shield the back four since Juergen Klopp took charge of the club, but the 28-year-old has impressed since switching to the right of Liverpool's midfield trio.
The defensive midfielder played at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, starting all of Ghana games in both tournaments.
But the Blues want to tie him to a longer-term deal with PSG looking for a defensive midfielder.
England boss Gareth Southgate has warned he only wants to play with one defensive midfielder and Liverpool's Henderson is favourite for the nod.
And given the club are on the look out for a defensive midfielder to come in and slot into Emery's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, recent comments from Arsenal's head coach about Rabiot will be interesting for fans hoping to see the France international arrive this summer.
Mokotjo was originally signed as a defensive midfielder but has been getting forward more often, scoring in the 2-0 win at Sunderland.
The defensive midfielder has been a regular for Bournemouth this season with his continued progress set to be rewarded with the offer of a new contract.