Formiga is indeed one of the most respected names in the world of football. She is just a dream midfielder for any football manager. Many men’s football fans must not know who this lady is? However, if you know football of females, then things one has to know about the very Brazilian legend. She is not as famous as Martha – but indeed has her own way of making it clear that she is one of the best of all times in women’s football. Hence, football fans around the world do respect her from the bottom of their heart.
Bio of Formiga
Formiga is a Brazilian midfielder who was born on 3 March 1978 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is known as one of the best footballers ever to come from Brazil. It, firstly, tells that her zodiac sign is Pisces. Secondly, it shows her nationality is Brazilian. Representing African roots (origins) and black ethnicity, the legendary Brazilian female football player does follow the words of Lord Jesus from the core of her heart. It shows her devotion and passion for the Christian religion. Her age is 44 years.
Physical Stats of Formiga
Formiga is indeed a very good-looking lady who stands 5 feet and 4 inches tall. Being a sports star, she does take care of her body very well. Hence, she weighs around 65 kg. Black eyes and hair indeed make her look even more stunning. Formiga’s body measurements are 36-27-36 inches. Her feet size is 9 (US). Despite following many modern trends, she is kind of an old-school lady. She does not put great emphasis on making tattoos or doing any cosmetic surgeries. Even she does not like many tattoos as much as other female professional football players do.
Formiga: Childhood, Education, Parents, Siblings
Formiga was born and brought up in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Despite being very famous, she has not shared the names of her father, mother, and siblings. While growing up, she did not have the perfect childhood. From beautiful Salvador, she did her basic education. However, she was never keen on academics as much was playing football. It indeed shows her love and passion for the game.
Formiga: Love Life
Formiga has mostly kept her love life private. She has sacrificed her life to play football. It indeed shows her passion for just one field. Not many can do what she has in her life.
Formiga: Road to Professional Fight
Formiga started playing football at the age of 12. Watching Brazil football legend Dunga at the 1994 FIFA World Cup played a huge role that captivated her to play football despite there was indeed nothing for women in this beautiful game. Her amazing football skilled-led her to join Sao Paulo’s youth academy. She did learn the basics of football for becoming ready for professional football. At that time, she knew that football will lead her to not earning in millions like men do. However, she did it for the love of the game. It makes her a true legend of the game.
Formiga: Club Career
Formiga made her professional debut at the young age of 17 in Sao Paulo in 1993. She then played for several South American football clubs such as Portuguesa, Santos, and Independente before making a key move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. From 2017 to 2021, she played 68 times in the French top-flight for PSG. She ended her career at PSG with Division 1 Feminine. It helped PSG to end Lyon’s long-victorious run in France when it comes to women’s football. It allowed her to make a statement in Europe. In 2021, she again joined her beloved Sao Paulo.
Formiga: International Career
Formiga made her debut for Brazil in 1995. Since then, she has played over 200 times for Brazil and scored 29 times. For the nation, she has won two silver medals at the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008. In 2003, 2007 and 2015, she won Pan American Games gold medals for her nation.
Formiga has represented her nation at the highest level at the FIFA Women’s World Cup many times. However, she did not manage to win the competition for the nation. For Brazil, she is just a great jam to the fans of football.
Style of Play
Formiga is a great midfielder who is famous for her defensive touch. Hence, she does not too score too many goals but does her job very well. For defenders, she is just a dream to have for several people around the world.
The star Brazilian has over 258k followers on Instagram. She does like to share her golden moments related to her professional career and personal life with her fans on Instagram.
Formiga’s net worth is estimated at around USD 2 million. After all the long years, she does have a huge impact financially. The very fact does make every football fan happy.
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