- a football player, especially a member of a college or professional team.
- Chiefly British. a soccer player.
Origin of footballer
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Examples from the Web for footballer
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February 14, 2012
The footballer insisted the sex was consensual and was cleared of rape—only to plead guilty to simple assault.Forced to Cheer for Her Attacker
September 15, 2011
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
Why shouldn't a footballer look gallant and present trophies?A Popular Schoolgirl
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