Formiga, forever: Miraildes Maciel Mota • Brazil

Discussion in 'Women's Fans and More' started by sbahnhof, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    7 Women's World Cups played, 5 South American championships won, 3 Libertadores titles, one of the rare players to score a golaço against New Zealand... What more can you say? Perhaps this: in 1978 when she was born in Bahia, the national military dictatorship still outlawed women's football games. By 2018, she was in the Museu do Futebol and became a popular comic book character. :)

    Brazilian Seleção Feminina: Formiga, mirror for future generations

    - "Formiga set to retire from Brazil", Aug 2016 (WSU)
    (Addendum: She didn't)​

    - "Formiga: I want to emulate Roger Milla", Nov 2018 (Fifa)
    - "Formiga reaches 42 with 'silver anniversary' in the Seleção and 7th Olympics in sight", Mar 2020 (UOL / Archive)

    I guess we...all(?) expected her to wind down her playing career in typical fashion, which she has, if a quiet life is being part of the Paris Saint-Germain team that's going to the Champions League semi-finals.

    - "Formiga: 'The belief that it's possible'", Apr 2021

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