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 Corinthians and the Brazil national team. She participated in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Monica Hickmann Alves 2014 (cropped)
Personal information
Full name Monica Hickmann Alves
Date of birth 21 April 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil[1]
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 SV Neulengbach
2012 Botucatu
2013 Foz Cataratas 5 (0)
2013–2014 Ferroviária 10 (0)
2015 Flamengo 6 (0)
2016–2018 Orlando Pride 52 (0)
2016–2017Adelaide United (loan) 9 (1)
2017–2018Atlético Madrid (loan) 11 (1)
2019– Corinthians 0 (0)
National team
2014– Brazil 42 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2015

Club career

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[3] ahead of the 2013 season.[1]

She then joined the new expansion side, the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League for the 2016 season,[4] complimented by loan spells with Adelaide United and Atlético Madrid in the 2016 and 2017 offseasons respectively.[5] On February 18, 2019, after three seasons with Orlando she announced she was leaving the club.

In April 2019 Mônica signed for reigning Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino champions Corinthians.[6]

International career

At the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, Mônica was part of the Brazilian team which finished third.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

International goals

Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.


  1. ^ a b "Guerreiras Grenás apresenta mais dois novos reforços" (in Portuguese). Guerreiras Grenás. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 8 June 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Confederação Brasileira de Futebol súmula on-line – CBF, jogo 61" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Orlando Pride Signs Monica Hickmann Alves". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  5. ^ "Brazilian international Monica joins Adelaide United". The Women's Game. 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Corinthians contrata zagueira da Seleção, com passagem pelos EUA" (in Portuguese). Lance!. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Monica". FIFA. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Women's World Cup: Brazil Lose First Group Stage Match in 24 Years". News 18. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

External links

Monica (given name)

Monica is a female given name with many variant forms, including Mónica (Italian, Spanish and Portuguese), Mônica (Brazilian Portuguese), Monique (French), Monika (German), Mónika (Hungarian).

SV Neulengbach

SV Neulengbach is an Austrian association football club from Neulengbach. The club was founded in 1923, and in 1996 expanded to include a women's football section.

While the men always played in the lower leagues of Austria, the women are a success story. In 1996–97, their first season, they started in the second division and won it. They were then promoted to the ÖFB-Frauenliga, the first division.

In the first season in the Frauenliga they finished 5th out of eight and reached the ÖFB Ladies Cup final. The next seasons they took 2nd, 3rd, 2nd and 2nd.

In 2002–03 they won their first championship title, without losing a game and 120–5 goals, and became a dominating force winning every championship and cup until 2012. In 2004 they achieved a record 12–0 win against FC Südburgenland in the cup-final.

In the 2009–10 Champions League, they reached the round of 16 but lost to Torres Calcio. In 2013–14 the club reached the quarter-final for the first time, losing 8–1 on aggregate to Tyresö FF of Sweden.

Much of SV Neulengbach's success was predicated on the prolific goal-scoring of strikers Nina Burger and Maria Gstöttner. The club also imported Brazil women's national football team players such as Rosana, Monica Hickmann Alves and Darlene de Souza.

Sam Kerr

Samantha May Kerr (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian association football player who plays for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League, and Chicago Red Stars in the United States' National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She is the current captain of the Australia women's national soccer team (the Matildas). As of 2018 season, she is the all-time leading scorer in the NWSL.

Kerr started her career at Perth Glory in 2008 and played there until 2012, when she was transferred to Sydney FC. She got a transfer to head to the United States, where she played in 2013 with Western New York Flash before moving to Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. In 2013, she helped the Flash win the inaugural NWSL Shield. Kerr won her first cap in 2009 and has represented Australia at 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup, 2014 and 2018. On the world stage, she has been in the Australian squad since 2009.

In 2017, she was awarded the Julie Dolan Medal as the best player in Australia. She was named International Player of the Year by the Football Media Association (FMA) in 2013 and 2014. On 25 January 2018, Kerr was named the 2018 Young Australian of the Year.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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
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
Brazil squads


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