Miraildes Maciel Mota

Miraildes Maciel Mota
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Personal information
Full name Miraildes Maciel Mota
Date of birth 3 March 1978 (1978-03-03) (age 33)
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
* 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.[1]

Before FC Gold Pride, she had most recently played for Saad in her homeland of Brazil;[2] 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.


  1. ^ Elliot, Almond (3 February 2009). "FC Gold Pride signs No. 1 pick Formiga". San Jose Mercury News. http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_11618270. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  2. ^ (Portuguese) Formiga profile at UOL Esporte – Pan 2007

External links

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