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Bruna Beatriz Benites Soares (born 16 October 1985), commonly known as Bruna Benites, is a Brazilian footballer. She plays as a defender for the Brazil women's national football team.

Bruna
Bruna Benites and Nilla Fischer.jpg
Bruna (4) marking Nilla Fischer (5)
Personal information
Full name Bruna Beatriz Benites Soares[1]
Date of birth (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Cuiabá, Brazil
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2010 Comercial
2011–2012 Foz Cataratas
2013–2016 São José 11 (3)
2016 Foz Cataratas Futebol Clube 6 (0)
2016 Avaldsnes 7 (1)
2017 Houston Dash 14 (0)
National team
2012– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2017

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Club careerEdit

She played for Foz Cataratas and São José in Brazil.

In July 2016, she signed with Avaldsnes for one season.[2]

On 30 November 2016 she signed with Houston Dash.[3]

On 8 February 2018 she was waived by the Houston Dash.[4]

International careerEdit

Bruna made her debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She received a yellow card against Great Britain and in the Quarter Final defeat to Japan.[5] In May 2015 national team captain Bruna suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which caused her to miss the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[6]

International goalsEdit


Goal
Date
Location Opponent # Score Result Competition
goal 1 2014-03-10 Santiago, Chile   Venezuela 1.1

5250.02005 3–0

5450.04005 5–0

South American Games 2014
goal 2 2014-03-12 Santiago, Chile   Colombia 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 2–1

South American Games 2014
goal 3 2014-03-16 Santiago, Chile   Venezuela 2.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 2–0

South American Games 2014
goal 4 2015-03-09 Parchal, Portugal   Germany 1.1

5250.02005 1–1

5450.04005 1–3

2015 Algarve Cup
goal 5 2017-04-09 Manaus, Brazil   Bolivia 1.1

5250.02005 4–0

5450.04005 6–0

Friendly match
goal 6 2017-07-31 San Diego, United States   United States 1.1

5250.02005 2–1

5450.04005 3–4

2017 Tournament of Nations
goal 7 2017-10-19 Chongqing, China   Mexico 1.1

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 3–0

2017 Yongchuan International Tournament

Personal lifeEdit

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[7] She is also has a degree in Physiotherapy having studied at Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco in Campo Grande.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bruna Soares". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ Odd Kåre Grøttland (6 July 2016). "Benites kan rekke CL-kvalifiseringen" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Dash sign Brazilian defender Bruna Benites".
  4. ^ "Houston Dash waive defender Bruna Benites".
  5. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - BRUNA". FIFA.com.
  6. ^ "Bruna Benites está fora da Copa do Mundo" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ Brown, Brandon. "Mormon athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London - Deseret News".
  8. ^ "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". 23 February 2017.

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