Francielle Manoel Alberto (born 18 October 1989, in São Paulo), commonly known as Francielle or Fran, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Brazil women's national football team. At club level she most recently played for Norwegian Toppserien club Avaldsnes IL. She previously played for Corinthians, São José and Santos in Brazil, as well as for Saint Louis Athletica and Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).
|Full name||Francielle Manoel Alberto|
|Date of birth||18 October 1989|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Forward|
|2009||Saint Louis Athletica||6||(0)|
|2009||Sky Blue FC||4||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:30, 25 April 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:30, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
On June 26, 2009, St. Louis Athletica traded Francielle and Kerri Hanks to Sky Blue FC for Sarah Walsh. She scored the game-winning goal in the first round of the WPS playoffs at the Washington Freedom. Sky Blue later defeated Francielle's former team, the Athletica, and the Los Angeles Sol to win the 2009 WPS title.
November 10, 2014 the Boston Breakers signed Francielle for the 2015 NWSL season. Ultimately she never joined the Breakers as she was instead called into Brazil's residency camp for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
After spending 2016 back in Brazil with Corinthians Audax, Francielle joined a Brazilian contingent at Avaldsnes IL. She helped the team win the 2017 Norwegian Women's Cup, before departing during the 2018 Toppserien season.
Francielle appeared in all four of Brazil's matches at the 2011 Women's World Cup, and converted a penalty kick in the overtime shootout of the quarterfinal match versus the United States. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Francielle appeared in five of Brazil's six matches, winning a silver medal. Francielle's first goal in a major international tournament came at the 2012 London Olympics versus Cameroon, where she played in all four of Brazil's matches.
In October 2017 Francielle 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.
|1.||5 April 2012||Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan||Japan||2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup|
|2.||25 July 2012||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom||Cameroon||2012 Summer Olympics|
|3.||9 April 2017||Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil||Bolivia||Friendly match|
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