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Poliana Barbosa Medeiros (born 6 February 1991), known as Poliana, is a Brazilian football defender who plays for Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino side São José and the Brazil women's national football team.

Poliana
Poliana Barbosa Medeiros in 2018.jpg
Poliana playing for Orlando Pride on June 23, 2018
Personal information
Full name Poliana Barbosa Medeiros[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Ituiutaba, Brazil
Height 174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
São José
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
América/Juventude
2009 Santos
2010–2014 São José 12 (3)
2015 Stjarnan 5 (3)
2016–2017 Houston Dash 37 (5)
2018 Orlando Pride 10 (0)
2019– São José
National team
2012– Brazil 34 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2015

Club careerEdit

Poliana signed for Santos in 2009, after a successful trial period.[2] After moving on to São José, Poliana won the Copa Libertadores Femenina on three occasions; in 2011, 2013 and 2014. She scored two goals in the 2014 final.[3]

In December 2014 Poliana played for São José in the 2014 International Women's Club Championship, which they won by thrashing English wild card entrant Arsenal Ladies 2–0 in the final. Later that month she agreed a transfer to the United States, with National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team Houston Dash.[4]

Before Poliana could play for Houston she was included in an 18-month residency programme intended to prepare Brazil's national team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the 2016 Rio Olympics.[5]

In July 2015 Poliana agreed to play for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild club Stjarnan in their UEFA Women's Champions League qualifiers the following month.[6]

On 6 February 2018 Poliana was traded by the Dash to the Orlando Pride for a second-round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[7] She was waived at the end of the season having made 10 appearances.

International careerEdit

 
Poliana representing Brazil in a match against Sweden

After representing Brazil at the 2010 edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, Poliana made her senior debut at the 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino.[8]

International goalsEdit


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

5250.02005 4–0

5450.04005 5–0

South American Games 2014
2 2014-03-16 Santiago, Chile   Venezuela 1.1

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 2–0

South American Games 2014
3 2015-09-19 Le Havre, France   France 1.1

5250.02005 1–2

5450.04005 1–2

Friendly game
4 2015-12-01 Cuiabá, Brazil   New Zealand 1.1

5250.02005 1–1

5450.04005 5–1

Friendly game
5 2015-12-13 Natal, Brazil   Mexico 1.1

5250.02005 6–0

5450.04005 6–0

Torneio Internacional Natal 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 6 July 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ Marquesi, Sidnei (13 February 2009). "Sou santista desde criancinha" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Pontal. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ Vilela, Carolina (19 November 2014). "Tijucana Poliana é destaque no Tricampeonato do São José na Copa Libertadores" (in Portuguese). Uipi!. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (12 December 2014). "Houston Dash sign Brazilians Rosana, Poliana". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ Kennedy, Paul (26 May 2015). "Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time". Soccer America. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  6. ^ Einarsson, Alexander Freyr (29 July 2015). "Stjarnan fær landsliðskonu sem var á HM (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). Fótbolti.net. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  7. ^ Citro, Michael (6 February 2018). "Orlando Pride Acquire Defender Poliana from Houston Dash". themaneland.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (5 March 2014). "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 2011–2013" (in Portuguese). Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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