A footballer is a person who plays in various games known as "football" – especially association football, although the term is also used to refer to participants in Australian rules football, Gaelic football and Rugby football in some regions.

In North America, one who plays American and Canadian football is called a "football player" while one who participates in association football is usually referred to as a "soccer player".

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*Lists of footballers

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  • footballer — n. an athlete who plays football. Syn: football player. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • footballer — UK [ˈfʊtˌbɔːlə(r)] / US [ˈfʊtˌbɔlər] noun [countable] Word forms footballer : singular footballer plural footballers British someone who plays football, especially as their job …   English dictionary

  • footballer — noun (BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, good, skilful, talented, top, top class ▪ famous ▪ keen …   Collocations dictionary

  • footballer — [[t]f ʊtbɔːlə(r)[/t]] footballers N COUNT A footballer is a person who plays football, especially as a profession. [BRIT] (in AM, use soccer player) …   English dictionary

  • footballer — football ► NOUN 1) any of a number of forms of team game involving kicking a ball, in particular (in the UK) soccer or (in the US) American football. 2) a large inflated ball used in such a game. DERIVATIVES footballer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • footballer — noun see football …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • footballer — /foot baw leuhr/, n. 1. a football player, esp. a member of a college or professional team. 2. Chiefly Brit. a soccer player. [1875 80; FOOTBALL + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • footballer — noun A person who plays football …   Wiktionary

  • footballer — foot|bal|ler [ˈfutbo:lə US bo:lər] n BrE someone who plays football, especially a professional player American Equivalent: soccer player …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • footballer — n. (British) person who plays soccer …   English contemporary dictionary

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