UWCL: Brazil’s FORMIGA Becomes The Oldest Player To Score In The Uefa Women’s Champions League At Age 41

At 41, midfielder Formiga continues to break brands in women’s football. This Thursday, the Brazilian became the oldest player to swing the nets for the Women’s Champions League . She scored one of the goals in Paris Saint-Germain’s beating victory over Portugal’s Braga 7-0 . The match was played at Braga Municipal Stadium. 

Miraildes Maciel Mota made the historic goal to 41min of the first half , a free kick, increasing the lead to 3 0. PSG still made the room before the break and three more in the final stage. The Brazilian reached the mark at 41 years and 193 days , becoming the oldest player by swinging the nets for the main European club competition . 

In the official profile of the Brazilian Women’s National Team on Instagram, CBF praised the feat of Formiga and paid tribute in message form. “Tired of making history? Never! Ant and its records. Today in the opening match of the Women’s Champions League, the Brazilian defensive midfielder became the oldest athlete to score in an edition of the competition. At 41 years and 193 days, Formiga scored one of the goals of Paris Saint-Germain’s 7-0 win over Braga. “

With impressive vitality, the ‘endless’ Formiga played all the time in the match against Braga. The midfielder broke the record with the national team by playing the World Cup in France last June. It was the seventh world player, made unprecedented between men and women in football – participated in the editions of 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. 

A native of Salvador, Ant has two silver medals with Brazil in the curriculum at the Olympic Games: in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). She was also runner-up of the 2007 World Cup in China, and took bronze in the United States in 1999. She has also won gold in three editions of the Pan American Games – Santo Domingo (2003), Rio de Janeiro (2007) and Toronto (2015). 

The veteran has a silver won at the 2011 Pan in Guadalajara. Ant has 160 matches for the Brazilian National Team and scored 23 goals. She has defended the national team since 1995 and has already signaled that she will play the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo – Brazil has a guaranteed presence. 

The steering wheel has stints at several clubs, including Sao Paulo, Portuguese, Santos, US teams, Malmo, Sweden, and arrived at PSG in 2017. The veteran has been working as a professional since 1993.

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