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.
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 18 February 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.
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.
|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|