footballist

footballist

(ˈfʊtˌbɔːlɪst)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a (rare) variant form of footballer
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But before the complaints start flying in I'd like to state that I'm not footballist, far from it.
Well, to be honest, you will see more Bentleys, Overfinch Rangies and Ferraris in Wilmslow, although not anywhere near as many bright orange women, the nearest employment for footballists being Reading.
Compared to your average bunch of whingeing footballists, this lot actually seem to enjoy their game.