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Cristiane Rozeira

Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva (born 15 May 1985), known as Cristiane [kɾis.ˈt͡ʃjɐ.ni], is a Brazilian footballer who plays for São Paulo FC and the Brazilian women's national team. A prolific forward, she was part of Brazil's silver medal-winning teams at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic football tournaments. In total she has participated in five FIFA Women's World Cups and four Olympics.

Cristiane
Cristiane Rozeira 2016.jpg
Cristiane at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva[1]
Date of birth (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
São Bernardo
Clube Atlético Juventus
2005–2006 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 30 (17)
2006–2007 VfL Wolfsburg 20 (7)
2008 Linköpings FC 14 (6)
2008 Corinthians
2009–2010 Chicago Red Stars 42 (10)
2009–2011 Santos (27)
2011–2012 Rossiyanka 10 (10)
2012 São José
2013 Icheon Daekyo
2013–2015 Centro Olímpico 13 (15)
2015–2017 Paris Saint-Germain 63 (50)
2017–2019 Changchun Zhuoyue 12 (5)
2019– São Paulo
National team
2002–2004 Brazil U-19
2003– Brazil 142[3] (94)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:17, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

At club level, Cristiane has played professionally in France, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Russia and South Korea, as well as in her native Brazil.

CareerEdit

Early beginningsEdit

Cristiane started her career at the local football clubs São Bernardo and Clube Atlético Juventus in São Paulo. At the age of 15, she debuted for the Brazil Under-19 team and took part in both the 2002 U-19 Women's World Championship in Canada and the 2004 U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand; Brazil finished fourth in both tournaments.[4] In 2003, Cristiane scored one goal during one appearance as a substitute, when Brazil successfully defended their title at the Sudamericano Femenino.[5] She was also part of the squad for the 2003 Women's World Cup, appearing as a substitute in all four of Brazil's matches.[4]

BreakthroughEdit

Cristiane had her international breakthrough at the Olympic football tournament in Athens 2004.[6] Brazil reached the final, which they lost to the United States, but still achieved their biggest international success until then, by winning the Olympic silver medal. With five goals, Cristiane was honored as the tournament's top scorer along with Germany's Birgit Prinz.[4]

In February 2005, Cristiane transferred from Atlético Juventus to the German women's Bundesliga club 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam.[4] During the 2005–06 season she won the Bundesliga title and the German cup competition with Potsdam, although she was often used as a substitute and had difficulties to adjust to the physical play in Germany. In the following season she was transferred to the league rival VfL Wolfsburg, where she scored seven goals during the 2006–07 season,[7] but her problems to adapt to the style of play in Germany continued.[4] In August 2007, Cristiane did not renew her contract in Wolfsburg and returned to Brazil to support the newly created Brazilian cup competition, the Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.[8]

 
Cristiane during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

Cristiane was the top scorer at the 2006 Sudamericano Femenino with 12 goals, even though Brazil competed with a weakened team and only finished second behind Argentina for the first time after four consecutive title defenses.[4] In 2007, she scored eight goals at the Pan American Games, hosted by Brazil. In the final, the Brazilian national team defeated the United States Under-20 squad before a crowd of 68,000 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.[9]

At the 2007 Women's World Cup Cristiane was voted the third-best player of the tournament. She scored five goals and she was the second best scorer of her team next to her strike partner, Marta.[4] She was involved in a collision that resulted in a controversial red card for Shannon Boxx of the United States in the semifinal. Brazil reached the Women's World Cup final for the first time which they lost to defending champions Germany. Cristiane came in third for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year award.[10]

In February 2008, she signed a five-month contract until the Summer Olympics with the Swedish Damallsvenskan club Linköpings FC.[11]

On 21 August 2008 in the Beijing Olympics, Cristiane was substituted in what looked like a repeat of the 2004 Olympics Women's Football final in that Brazil once again lost to the USA team in the final to end up with the silver. The match ended 1–0 after extra time. For the second straight Olympics, she scored 5 goals and was the tournament's leading scorer; unlike the 2004 tournament, Cristiane was the outright leading scorer.

On 28 August 2008, Cristiane joined Corinthians to play in Campeonato Paulista.[12] On 30 August 2008, during her debut as a Corinthians player, she scored her first goal for the club, helping her team beat São José 3–1 in the Campeonato Paulista.[13]

To the United StatesEdit

On 24 September 2008, the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) rights to Cristiane were acquired by the Chicago Red Stars at the inaugural International Draft.[14] Cristiane completed her move to the Red Stars on 27 February 2009.[15] On 12 July 2009, Cristiane scored the first hat-trick in WPS history, leading the Chicago Red Stars to a 3–1 victory against FC Gold Pride.[16] She finished as the team top scorer with seven goals and was named to the league All-Star team.

She returned to Chicago for the 2010 season, but showed less impressive form and was made a free agent after only scoring three goals in 24 appearances.[17] Chicago Red Stars suspended operations shortly afterwards and Cristiane decided to play the 2011 season in Brazil.[18]

2009–presentEdit

Cristiane signed a three-month loan contract with Santos on 14 August 2009 to play in the Copa Libertadores.[19] She helped her club win both competitions, and scored a goal in the Copa do Brasil final.[20]

In September 2011 she joined Russian Champions League contestant WFC Rossiyanka. A year later she moved to São José Esporte Clube of São José dos Campos, Brazil. Early in 2013 it was announced that Cristiane would join the Icheon Daekyo WFC (Daekyo Kangaroos) in South Korea´s WK-League. She quit South Korea shortly afterwards, in order to join Centro Olímpico in Brazil.

In August 2015 Cristiane and compatriot Érika made a double transfer to French UEFA Women's Champions League contenders Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Paris coach Farid Benstiti already knew Cristiane, having been her boss at Rossiyanka.[21]

In July 2017, Cristiane joined Changchun Zhuoyue on a transfer from Paris Saint-Germain Féminines.[22]

In October 2017 Cristiane was one of five Brazil players to quit international football, disgruntled at pay and conditions, and the Brazilian Football Confederation's sacking of head coach Emily Lima.[23] She soon relented and indicated a willingness to return to the national team in February 2018, ahead of the 2018 Copa América Femenina.[24]

International goalsEdit

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

Goal in match Goal of total goals by the player in the match
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
# NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match
Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament
NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player


Goal
Date
Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 April 2003 Lima, Peru   Colombia

5250.02005 10–0

5450.04005 12–0

Copa America 2003
2 20 July 2003 Ottawa, Canada   Haiti

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 1–2

Friendly match
3 8 August 2003 San Cristóbal, Dominican Rep.   Canada

5250.02005 2–1

5450.04005 2–1

2003 Pan American Games
4 17 August 2004 Patras, Greece   Greece

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 7–0

Olympics 2004
5

5350.03005 4–0

6

5350.03005 7–0

7 20 August 2004 Heraklio, Greece   Mexico

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 5–0

Olympics 2004
8

5350.03005 3–0

9 11 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Paraguay

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 4–1

Copa America 2006
10

5350.03005 3–0

11 13 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Peru

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 2–0

Copa America 2006
12 17 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Bolivia

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 6–1

Copa America 203
13

5350.03005 4–0

14

5350.03005 6–1

15 19 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Venezuela

5250.02005 5–0

5450.04005 6–0

Copa America 2006
16 22 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Uruguay

5250.02005 5–0

5450.04005 6–0

Copa America 2006
17 24 November 2006 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Paraguay

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 6–0

Copa America 203
18

5350.03005 2–0

19

5350.03005 4–0

20

5350.03005 5–0

21 12 July 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Uruguay

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

2007 Pan American Games
22 14 July 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Jamaica

5250.02005 5–0

5450.04005 5–0

2007 Pan American Games
23 18 July 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Ecuador

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 10–0

Copa America 203
24

5350.03005 3–0

25

5350.03005 4–0

26

5350.03005 6–0

27 26 July 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   United States

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 5–0

2007 Pan American Games
28

5350.03005 3–0

29 2 September 2007 Chiba, Japan   Japan

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 1–2

Friendly match
30 12 September 2007 Wuhan, China   New Zealand

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 5–0

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
31 15 September 2007 Wuhan, China   China PR

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 4–0

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
32

5350.03005 3–0

33 23 September 2007 Tianjin, China   Australia

5250.02005 3–2

5550.05005 3–2

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
34 27 September 2007 Hangzhou, China   United States

5250.02005 3–0

5550.05005 4–0

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
35 19 April 2008 Beijing, China   Ghana

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 5–1

Inter-continental play-off
36

5350.03005 4–0

37 12 August 2008 Beijing, China   Nigeria

5250.02005 1–1

5550.05005 3–1

Olympics 2008
38

5350.03005 2–1

39

5350.03005 3–1

40 18 September 2008 Shanghai, China   Germany

5250.02005 2–1

5550.05005 4–1

2008 Olympics
41

5350.03005 4–1

42 25 April 2009 Gothenburg, Sweden   Sweden

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 1–3

Friendly match
43 9 December 2009 São Paulo, Brazil   Chile

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 3–1

Torneio Internacional 2009
44

5350.03005 3–1

45 13 December 2009 São Paulo, Brazil   Mexico

5250.02005 3–1

5550.05005 3–2

Torneio Internacional 2009
46 24 October 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Haiti

5250.02005 4–0

5550.05005 7–0

Friendly match
47

5350.03005 5–0

48

5350.03005 6–0

49 5 November 2010 Loja, Ecuador   Venezuela

5250.02005 3–0

5550.05005 4–0

Copa America 2010
50 7 November 2010 Loja, Ecuador   Uruguay

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 4–0

Copa America 2010
51

5350.03005 3–0

52 11 November 2010 Cuenca, Ecuador   Colombia

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 2–1

Copa America 2010
53 13 November 2010 Cuenca, Ecuador   Paraguay

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 3–0

Copa America 2010
54

5350.03005 2–0

55 17 November 2010 Latacunga, Ecuador   Argentina

5250.02005 4–0

5550.05005 4–0

Copa America 2010
56 19 November 2010 Latacunga, Ecuador   Colombia

5250.02005 5–0

5550.05005 5–0

Copa America 2010
57 9 December 2010 São Paulo, Brazil   Mexico

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 3–0

Torneio Internacional 2010
58 6 July 2011 Frankfurt, Germany   Equatorial Guinea

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 3–0

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
59

5350.03005 3–0

60 8 December 2011 São Paulo, Brazil   Italy

5250.02005 3–1

5550.05005 5–1

Torneio Internacional 2011
61 25 July 2012 Cardiff, Wales   Cameroon

5250.02005 4–0

5550.05005 5–0

Olympics 2012
62 28 July 2012 Cardiff, Wales   New Zealand

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 1–0

Olympics 2012
63 9 December 2012 São Paulo, Brazil   Portugal

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 4–0

Torneio Internacional 2012
64 22 December 2013 Brasilia, Brazil   Chile

5250.02005 4–0

5550.05005 5–0

Torneio Internacional 2013
65 10 March 2014 Santiago, Chile   Venezuela

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 5–0

Football at the 2014 South American Games
66

5350.03005 5–0

67 16 June 2014 Auckland, New Zealand   New Zealand

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 1–1

Friendly match
68 14 September 2014 Loja, Ecuador   Paraguay

5250.02005 2–1

5550.05005 4–1

2014 Copa América Femenina
69

5350.03005 3–1

70 18 September 2014 Loja, Ecuador   Chile

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 2–0

2014 Copa América Femenina
71 24 September 2014 Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 4–0

2014 Copa América Femenina
72

5350.03005 2–0

73 26 September 2014 Quito, Ecuador   Argentina

5250.02005 1–0

5550.05005 6–0

2014 Copa América Femenina
74 15 July 2015 Toronto, Canada   Ecuador

5250.02005 2–1

5550.05005 7–1

2015 Pan American Games
75

5350.03005 3–1

76

5350.03005 4–1

77

5350.03005 5–1

78

5350.03005 6–1

79 19 July 2015 Toronto, Canada   Canada

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 2–0

2015 Pan American Games
80 22 July 2015 Toronto, Canada   Mexico

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 4–2

2015 Pan American Games
81 25 October 2015 Orlando, United States   United States

5250.02005 1–1

5450.04005 3–1

Friendly game
82 4 March 2016 Santo António, Portugal   Portugal

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 3–1

Algarve Cup 2016
83 9 March 2016 Parchal, Portugal   Canada

5250.02005 1–2

5450.04005 1–2

Algarve Cup 2016
84 4 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   China PR

5250.02005 3–0

5450.04005 3–0

Olympics 2016
85 6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Sweden

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 5–1

Olympics 2016
86 9 April 2017 Manaus, Brazil   Bolivia

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 6–0

Friendly match
87 5 April 2018 Coquimbo, Chile   Argentina

5250.02005 2–1

5450.04005 3–1

2018 Copa América Femenina
88 7 April 2018 Coquimbo, Chile   Ecuador

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 8–0

2018 Copa América Femenina
89

5250.02005 8–0

90 19 April 2018 La Serena, Chile   Argentina

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 3–0

2018 Copa América Femenina
91 9 June 2019 Grenoble, France   Jamaica

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 3–0

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
92

5250.02005 2–0

93

5250.02005 3–0

94 13 June 2019 Montpellier, France   Australia

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 2–3

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

HonoursEdit

 
Cristiane lifting the 2014 Copa America top scorer trophy

Club footballEdit

Santos
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

National teamEdit

IndividualEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Cristiane is openly lesbian, having a relationship with Ana, a lawyer, since February 2019.[27]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 8 June 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
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  4. ^ a b c d e f g Cristiane: Power and commitment. FIFA.com. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
  5. ^ Sudamericano Femenino – 2003 Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Conmebol.com. 27 April 2003. Retrieved 20 February 2008.
  6. ^ Cristiane, the angel who came off the bench. FIFA.com. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
  7. ^ Gelingt der Anschluss an die Spitzengruppe? Archived 25 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine. VfL Wolfsburg. Retrieved 19 February 2008. (in German)
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  10. ^ "King Kaka and Marta crowned". FIFA.com. December 17, 2007. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
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  14. ^ Red Stars draft 4; will they sign?
  15. ^ "Chicago Red Stars Sign Brazilian Sensation Cristiane". Chicago Red Stars. 27 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  16. ^ Kennedy, Paul (13 July 2009). "Cristiane's hat trick is a first". Soccer America. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
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  18. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (16 February 2011). "Report: Cristiane signs with Santos". The Equalizer. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Santos contrata Cristiane para jogar ao lado de Marta" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  20. ^ "Santos bate Botucatu e conquista a Copa do Brasil feminina" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  21. ^ "Erika and Cristiane sign for Paris". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  22. ^ "Clube chinês anuncia acerto com Cristiane | Blog Dona do Campinho". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Ex-jogadoras de futebol feminino lançam manifesto contra a CBF" (in Portuguese). Portal Vermelho. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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  27. ^ msn.com

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