Definition of right-footed in US English:



  • 1(of a person) using the right foot more naturally than the left.

    ‘a right-footed player’
    • ‘Carragher is essentially a resilient centre-back and a right-footed player, but he was seldom under any kind of pressure on the left and predictably coped well enough.’
    • ‘Play a right-footed player on the left and his first movement is to come inside with the ball, which starts to crowd the space of other players.’
    • ‘By her junior year she was playing outside back on the left side - despite being naturally right-footed - before moving to the right as a senior.’
    • ‘However the inadequacies of his squad meant that his only alternative was to put two right-footed players on the left flank.’
    • ‘Asked to play at left wing-back, a right-footed Maley, signed from Sunderland, never looked comfortable, fit or remotely like a former England Schoolboy captain.’
    • ‘They like to put their right foot forward, because most are right-footed as well.’
    • ‘Others, though, noting not just the speed and manner of his break, but that he was naturally left-handed and right-footed, felt that he had been destined from the womb for the scrum-half berth.’
    • ‘Ben Muirhead has been given the job but he is right-footed.’
    • ‘He can manoeuvre the ball that well you couldn't tell he was a right-footed player operating on the left wing.’
    • ‘But footballers are much more evenly balanced and have a higher rate of mixing where the left eye might be the strongest but the player is right-handed and right-footed when kicking the ball.’
    • ‘Although he is right-footed, Gallardo will play on the left side of Monaco's midfield in their 4-4 - 2 at Ibrox.’
    • ‘If you tend to turn counter clockwise, you're right-footed; if you prefer clockwise, you're left-footed.’
    • ‘Thompson, naturally right-footed, had done little wrong but Potter, a left-footer, immediately gave City greater balance and more impetus going forward.’
    • ‘At that age, it's a good idea to play right-footed players on the left side, to force them to use their left foot more.’
    • ‘Robert Pires causes havoc from that starting point and he's right-footed as well so Scholes knows what can be done.’
    1. 1.1 (of a kick) done with the right foot.
      ‘a beautifully controlled right-footed volley’
      • ‘Midfielder Joey Veale tried his luck with a well struck right-footed shot from long range but he was very unlucky when seeing his effort flash inches wide of the target with Celtic keeper Brian Sweeney beaten.’
      • ‘The deadlock was broken after 65 minutes when Barrow combined with Wilson on the left, and Ilkley's top scorer weaved inside Hall and surprisingly curled a right-footed shot past Gilmartin and into the far corner of the net.’
      • ‘James Kennedy, who signed for Hibs from Waterford Crystal saw his 25-yard right-footed free kick brilliantly tipped around the post by the veteran Falconer.’
      • ‘The only other chance of the opening thirty minutes arrived after 27 minutes but Philip Walsh was just off target with a well struck right-footed free kick from the edge of the penalty area.’
      • ‘Then on 35 minutes, Jim Bowes equalised from a 45-yard free kick with a powerful right-footed shot.’
      • ‘A quick break down the left led to Warren Feeney flicking the ball into the path of his strike partner, who stroked home a glorious right-footed drive into the roof of the net from 25 yards.’
      • ‘Brendan Whelan tried his luck with a right-footed dipping volley but his effort just went wide of the target without causing keeper Derek Hearne any real problems.’
      • ‘An incisive ball from Al Hasan Al Yami is latched on to by Al Temyat but his right-footed strike goes a foot wide of Alioum's right-hand post.’
      • ‘A rare right-footed ball low in to the area from Stewart fell perfectly for Andy Bishop on 27 minutes, who gathered it at the second attempt, looked up and whipped it past Andy Woodman.’
      • ‘The home side were awarded a free kick from referee Tony Walsh, which Walsh took but his curling right-footed effort from 25 yards went inches wide of the target with Samphiries keeper O'Connor beaten.’
      • ‘He chested it down and sent a dipping right-footed volley into the top corner.’
      • ‘However, the second half was only four minutes old when Anthony Barden gave the Kilmac keeper Darren Mulhearne no chance whatsoever with a well struck right-footed edge of the area free kick.’
      • ‘In the last spasms of injury time, burly striker Carlton Cole, who had only just come on, raced on to a perfect long ball from the irrepressible Bowyer and strode on alone to drive his right-footed diagonal shot inside the left-hand post.’
      • ‘Overall yesterday, Beckham played a confidently mature, controlled game, even though on this occasion he did not have the opportunity to drive in one of his extraordinary right-footed free kicks.’
      • ‘It was David, who proved to be the match hero as the midfielder struck with a brilliant right-footed strike following a superb corner kick from his brother, Patrick Kennedy.’
      • ‘Former Waterford United player John Power tried his luck with a fine right-footed shot from the edge of the area but his effort was deflected around the post by defender Pat Dobbyn.’
      • ‘With one swift motion, Dave spun back around, and with a clean right-footed roundhouse kick, he disarmed the agent of both weapons.’
      • ‘Dean O'Shea was once again involved in the action as he played a perfect pass to Peter Oliver and the Hibs player scored a cracking goal when he found the net with an excellent right-footed strike from 25 yards.’
      • ‘Eugene Doherty tried his luck with a well-struck free kick from 20 yards but his right-footed effort went wide of the target and hit the side netting.’
      • ‘Shortly before Chelsea's first goal, Essien and Robben had set up Frank Lampard, who, perhaps unleashing all the frustration he felt after Belfast, walloped a tremendous right-footed shot against the bar.’