- Miraildes Maciel Mota
Formiga Personal information Full name Miraildes Maciel Mota Date of birth 3 March 1978 Place of birth Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) Playing position Midfielder Club information Current club Unattached Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1993–1997 São Paulo 1998 Portuguesa 1999 São Paulo 2000–2001 Santa Isabel 2002 Santos 2003 Independente 2004–2005 Malmö FF Dam 2006 New Jersey Wildcats 12 (13) 2007 Jersey Sky Blue 6 (1) 2007 Saad 2008 Botucatu 2009 FC Gold Pride 16 (0) National team‡ Brazil * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:52, 30 September 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:52, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Miraildes Maciel Mota (born 3 March 1978, in Salvador, Bahia), commonly known as Formiga (Portuguese for ant), is a Brazilian footballer who played midfielder who last played for FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer and is a member of the Brazil women's national football team.
Formiga was acquired by FC Gold Pride in the 2008 WPS International Draft as the first overall draft pick, ahead of Kelly Smith and Marta. She will ply her trade in Santa Clara for the league's inaugural season in 2009.
Before FC Gold Pride, she had most recently played for Saad in her homeland of Brazil; her club previous to this was Malmö FF Dam in the Swedish women's first division which she joined in 2004. She currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in Women's Professional Soccer.
Formiga played for the Brazilian women's national team in the 1995, 1999, and 2003 World Cups, and in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics where Brazil won the silver medal. She also helped Brazil win the gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games.
- Miraildes Maciel Mota – FIFA competition record
- FC Gold Pride player profile
- New Jersey Wildcats player profile
- Saad player profile (Portuguese)
Brazil squad – 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Brazil squad – 1996 Summer Olympics (Women's Football) Brazil squad – 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Third Place Brazil squad – 2000 Summer Olympics (Women's Football) Brazil squad – 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Brazil squad – 2004 Summer Olympics (Women's Football) - Silver Medal Brazil squad – 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Runner-Ups Brazil squad – 2008 Summer Olympics (Women's Football) - Silver Medal Brazil squad – Andréia • 2 Marina • 3 Aline (c.) • 4 Renata Costa • 5 Ester • 6 Rosana • 7 Joicinha • 8 Formiga • 9 Grazielle • 10 Marta • 11 Cristiane • 12 Thaís • 13 Andreia Rosa • 14 Vânia • 15 Stephane • 16 Gabriela • 17 Fabiana • 18 Dai • 19 Daniele • 20 Érika • 21 Francielle • 22 Thaís G. • Coach: Lima
Brazil squad – 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
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