Monica Hickmann Alves
Monica Hickmann Alves (born 21 April 1987), commonly known as Mônica, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish Primera División club Madrid CFF and the Brazil national team. She participated in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Mônica at the 2014 Copa América Femenina
|Full name||Monica Hickmann Alves|
|Date of birth||21 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|2016–2017||→ Adelaide United (loan)||9||(1)|
|2017–2018||→ Atlético Madrid (loan)||11||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2015
Between 2007 and 2012 Mônica played club football in Austria for SV Neulengbach, the dominant team in the ÖFB-Frauenliga. Upon returning to Brazil, she had a short spell with Botucatu Futebol Clube, then joined Ferroviária ahead of the 2013 season.
She then joined the new expansion side, the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League for the 2016 season, complimented by loan spells with Adelaide United and Atlético Madrid in the 2016 and 2017 offseasons respectively. On February 18, 2019, after three seasons with Orlando she announced she was leaving the club.
At the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, Mônica was part of the Brazilian team which finished third. She made her senior Brazil women's national football team debut on 11 June 2014, a 0–0 friendly draw with France staged in Guyana. She scored her first national team goal in Brazil's 7–1 win over Ecuador at the 2015 Pan American Games. Controversial own goal by Monica against Australia at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup saw Brazil lose its first Group Stage Match in 24 years.
- Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.
|1.||15 July 2015||Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario||Ecuador||2015 Pan American Games|
|2.||21 October 2015||CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington||United States||Friendly|
|3.||20 December 2015||Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil||Canada||Torneio Internacional Natal 2015|
|4.||20 December 2015||Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil||Canada||Torneio Internacional Natal 2015|
|5.||4 August 2016||Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||China PR||Olympics 2016|
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- "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 8 June 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Confederação Brasileira de Futebol súmula on-line – CBF, jogo 61" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Orlando Pride Signs Monica Hickmann Alves". Orlando City Soccer Club.
- "Brazilian international Monica joins Adelaide United". The Women's Game. 25 October 2016.
- "Corinthians contrata zagueira da Seleção, com passagem pelos EUA" (in Portuguese). Lance!. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "MONICA HICKMANN ya es del Madrid CFF". Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino (in Spanish). 25 August 2019.
- Leme de Arruda, Marcelo; do Nascimento Pereira, André (28 August 2014). "SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA SUB-20 FEMININA (WOMENS' U-20 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM) 2002–2014". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Monica". FIFA. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Women's World Cup: Brazil Lose First Group Stage Match in 24 Years". News 18. Retrieved 14 June 2019.