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

In some team sports, an attacker is a specific type of player, usually involved in aggressive play. Heavy attackers are, usually, placed up front: their goal is score most possible points for the team.

In association football, attackers are also referred to as strikers.