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  • He is the best soccer player on his team.
  • He is the best soccer player in his team

Are both preposition correct? I learned that when we make superlative expresstion, we usually use preposition in or of. For example, she is the most beautiful girl in the world. So I wonder if it is right to use other perepositions in superlative expresstion.

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    Which do you think is right? And why?
    – AIQ
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 4:06
  • To be clear, you are asking about IN and ON, right? You can edit your post to include more details or make clarifications.
    – Em.
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 4:07
  • Please note: soccer is AmE; BrE uses football.
    – Lambie
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 16:10
  • @Lambie : a good general point, for amusement only : as boy in England, at a Ruby-playing school we referred to soccer and rugger, "soccer" being an abbreviation for Association Football as opposed to to Rugby Football.
    – djna
    Commented Dec 28, 2023 at 8:37
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    @djna Yes, official names for sure. Let's not forget Australian footie. :) My opinion is that if you're gonna play macho, play rugby not the sissy-footed Am football. (I am American by the way).
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 28, 2023 at 15:52

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He is the best Soccer player in his team.

He is the best soccer player on his team.

The link I have provided shows that both are correct.

According to the link Americans usually say on the team and British say in the team

https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/170446-On-the-team-vs-in-the-team

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    Best footballer in the team versus best soccer player on the team.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 19:44

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