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For other uses, 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 to score the most possible points for the team.

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