Andressa Cavalari Machry

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Andressinha
Andressa - Midfielder, Houston Dash (20867100808).jpg
Personal information
Full name Andressa Cavalari Machry
Date of birth (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Roque Gonzales,
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil[1]
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns FC
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 E.C. Pelotas/Phoenix
2010–2015 Kindermann 13 (6)
2015–2017 Houston Dash 42 (3)
2015Tiradentes (loan)[3] 8 (2)
2018– Portland Thorns FC 21 (1)
National team
2012– Brazil 43 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:52, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 October 2017

Andressa Cavalari Machry (born 1 May 1995), commonly known as Andressa or Andressinha, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club Portland Thorns FC and the Brazilian national team. She participated at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Andressinha was born in Roque Gonzales in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.[4] She played futsal as she grew up. She started playing football at young age and had the support of her father Elizeu Machry, Who used to take her to training and games.[5]

Club career[edit]

Andressinha started her football career at Esporte Clube Pelotas in Nova Esperança do Sul after the club conduct an open tryout in 2009.[6] The following year, she joined Kindermann of Santa Catarina, and remained with the team until 2014,[6] when she was called to the Brazilian national team. Andressa helped the team win League titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013,[7][8] and reach the Brazilian Women's Soccer League finals in 2014.[9]

In league and cup competitions from 2012–14, Andressa appeared in 28 matches (26 starts) and scored 10 goals, and she led the team in goals in 2011 and 2013.[10][9]

Houston Dash[edit]

On 27 July 2015 Andressa joined the Houston Dash, wearing No. 2.[10] with the arrival of Andressinha, it was necessary to open a vacancy and for that the defender Carleigh Williams has been waived to make room on the 20-player roster.[10]

Andressinha made her debut for Houston against FC Kansas City on 29 July 2015.[11] She started all her seven games for the Dash that season but scored no goals.[12] At the end of 2015 season, she was named Young Player of the Year.[13]

2016[edit]

Andressinha appeared in all of Houston Dash's pre-season games,[14] where she scored her first goal for her new club from a free-kick in a 3–0 win against Oregon State Beavers at Providence Park.[15] Andressinha ended the season having scored one goal, and made 15 appearances for the dash in NWSL regular reason.[16] Her goal came against Orlando Pride on 24 April 2016, which was the first match between the two expansion clubs.[17]

2017[edit]

During that season, Andressinha played 21 games and scored 2 goals for the Texas club.

Portland Thorns[edit]

After three seasons in Houston, Andressa was traded to the Portland Thorns FC in January 2018.[18] She missed all of Portland's pre-season games as she was playing for Brazil at the 2018 Copa América Femenina in Chile. Andressinha made her debut for Portland Thorns against Utah Royals FC on 28 April 2018, where she came on as a 64th-minute substitute for Celeste Boureille.[19]

International career[edit]

Andressa played for Brazil at the 2010 and 2012 editions of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. At the latter tournament she was the captain and playmaker of the Brazilian team who narrowly lost to Germany in the quarter-finals.[20] Tournament organizers FIFA compared her potential to that of Marta.[21]

She made her senior debut in December 2012, against Denmark at the 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino.[22]

Andressa scored her first goal for Brazil in December 2014, a free-kick in a 4–1 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino win over China.[23] She was playing alongside the experienced Formiga as a holding midfielder and was praised by the team coach Vadão, who said: "whenever I am asked about the future of women's football, I speak of Andressinha."[24]

In February 2015 Andressa was included in an 18-month residency programme intended to prepare the national team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the 2016 Rio Olympics.[25] At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Andressa played in all three matches as Brazil qualified from their group without conceding a goal. She was named FIFA's Player of the Match in the final group game, a 1–0 win over Costa Rica.[26] In Brazil's 1–0 second round defeat by Australia, Andressa played the full 90 minutes. She remained in Canada as part of the Brazilian selection for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

International goals[edit]


Goal
Date
Location Opponent # Score Result Competition
1 2014-12-18 Brasília, Brazil  China 1.1

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–1

Torneio Internacional 2014
2 2016-12-7 Manaus, Brazil  Costa Rica 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 6–0

Torneio Internacional 2016
3 2016-12-14 Manaus, Brazil  Italy 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 3–1

Torneio Internacional 2016
4 2016-12-18 Manaus, Brazil  Italy 2.1

5250.02005 3–2

5450.04005 5–3

Torneio Internacional 2016
5 2.2

5350.03005 4–2

6 2017-07-31 San Diego, United States  United States 1.1

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 3–4

2017 Tournament of Nations
7 1.2

5350.03005 3–1

8 7 April 2018 Coquimbo, Chile  Ecuador 8–0 2018 Copa América Femenina
9 13 April 2018  Bolivia 7–0
10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andressinha foi eleita pela FIFA a melhor em campo no jogo contra a Costa Rica" (in Portuguese). Mais FM. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 8 June 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Draft Feminino: confira a distribuição das atletas" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Andressinha interview: The verses in waiting for Brazil's young artista at work". Beats & Rhymes FC. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Andressinha: quase 10 anos de Seleção Brasileira – Seleção Brasileira". Seleção Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b Silva, Renan (31 August 2012). "Ex-Pelotas, Andressinha é destaque em site da FIFA" (in Portuguese). Rede Esportiva. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Kindermann é tri do Catarinense". Portal Caçador Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Kindermann se prepara rumo à Copa do Brasil". Portal Caçador Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Ferroviária bate o Kindermann por 5 a 3 e é campeã do Brasileiro Feminino – Confederação Brasileira de Futebol". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Dash signs Andressa". Houston Dash. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Match Recap: Houston Dash 3, FC Kansas City 2". Houstondynamo. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  12. ^ "National Women's Soccer League". elements.demosphere.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Houston Dash announce 2015 team awards". Houstondynamo. 8 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Houston Dash announce updated preseason roster". Houstondynamo. 29 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Houston Dash Defeat Oregon State 3–0". www.prostamerika.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Houston Dash (2016)". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Pride defeat Dash 3–1 in Orlando's home opener". 24 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Report: Dash trade Andressinha to Portland for Savannah Jordan". chron.com. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  19. ^ Ltd, Simplestream. "Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC". www.nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Andressa: Brazil can be happy". FIFA. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Has Brazil found their next Marta?". FIFA. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  22. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (5 March 2014). "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Women's Team) 2011–2013" (in Portuguese). Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Após golaço, Andressinha é a dona da bola parada na Seleção feminina" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Andressinha, a dona da bola parada na Seleção Feminina" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 19 December 2014. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  25. ^ Kennedy, Paul (26 May 2015). "Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time". Soccer America. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  26. ^ "Costa Rica 0 – 1 Brazil". FIFA. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.

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