BRASIL WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM’S ANDRESSA ALVES
“Since my first steps, I was kicking everything,” says Andressa Alves. And she kept kicking – past bigger kids in São Paulo street games and past neighbors who told her the sport wasn’t for girls. But she didn’t listen. “They kept cursing, and I kept doing things,” she says. Her dedication to the game made her what she is today: the first Brasilian woman to play for FC Barcelona.
Alves is remarkably versatile, moving from defender to attacking midfielder to forward throughout her career. She’ll bring that adaptability and a fierce left foot to the Brasil Women’s National Team as they chase their first world title. She’ll also bring a passion for the team. “The Seleção is Brasil, it’s millions of people cheering, it’s your family,” says Alves.
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