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For the term attacker in computer security, see Hacker (computer security), Adversary (cryptography) and Adversary (online algorithm).
For other meanings of attacker, see Attacker (disambiguation).

In some sports, an attacker is a specific type of player, usually one whose role involves aggressive play. Heavy attackers are usually placed up front so they can score some points for the team.

In football, attackers are also referred to as strikers.