The Brazilian public met, this Monday (6th), the second winner of the Samba Gold Women’s Trophy. It is Debinha. The Brazilian national team athlete played in 2022 for North Carolina Courage and agreed to move in 2023 to Kansas City Current. The attacker overcame the competition of the first winner of the modality: Gio Queiroz (Arsenal).
In the 2022 season, Debinha was champion of the Copa América Feminina and the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) Challenge Cup, was nominated for the NWSL squad and even competed for the best player in the world award. Among the trio of favorites, Debinha was the athlete with the most goals: 27 in total. As well as being the one with the most participation in goals.
Voting for the winner of the 2022 Samba Gold Trophy was close. Debinha won with 15.59% of the votes. The 2nd place was the 2021 champion, Gio Queiroz (Arsenal), who got 10.08%. In 3rd place, was Geyse Ferreira (Madrid CFF / Barcelona).
Debinha’s numbers in 2022
– 42 games;
– 22 wins;
– 9 draws;
– 11 defeats;
– 27 goals;
– 6 assists;
– 33 direct participations in goals;
– 0.78 participation in goals per game.
Debinha in 2022
In the NWSL, Debinha had an incredible year in the North Carolina Courage jersey. After going blank in the first game, she packed a streak of six goals and an assist at the end of the 8th round of the North American competition.
In the fourth game of this series, even, the number 10 was decisive, scoring and assisting in a 3 x 0 over Racing Louisville.
One of Debinha’s main performances in 2022 was when she managed to score a hat-trick (three goals in the same game) against Gotham FC in a 3-0 victory, already in the final stretch of the 2022 season (9/24). Shortly before that, they beat Orlando Pride by 3 x 0, with two goals and an assist from Debinha (on 9/21).
Debinha also won the Copa América Feminina title, where she scored five goals in the competition, being the tournament’s second top scorer, in addition to having scored the title goal, from a penalty, in the final against Colombia.