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[foo t-baw-ler] /ˈfʊtˌbɔ lər/
a football player, especially a member of a college or professional team.
Chiefly British. a soccer player.
Origin of footballer
First recorded in 1875-80; football + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Good cricketer and footballer, I mean, and all that sort of thing.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • The English Cup is probably a bigger attraction to a footballer than any other.

    Association Football John Cameron
  • Why shouldn't a footballer look gallant and present trophies?

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil
  • Nearly every footballer knows that what I say is true, and still the thing grows.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • With the calves of a footballer and the upper limbs of a Sandow, she is a fearful and wonderful example of the female form divine.

    The Awful Australian Valerie Desmond
  • He immediately swerved into it like a footballer making a dodging run, then turned away again.

    Letters from France

    C. E. W. Bean

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