Name: Francielle Manoel Alberto
Pronunication: frahn-SEE-el-EEE mahn-oh-ELL al-BEAR-toh
Date of birth: Oct. 18, 1989
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Last club: São José Esporte Clube
How acquired: Signed Nov. 10, 2014
With São José: Won the 2014 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Feminino, 2014 Copa do Brasil Feminino, and the 2013 Copa Libertadores Femenina.
With Santos: Played for one of most successful clubs in Brazil ... won the 2009 Copa Libertadores Femenina.
In WPS: In 2009, appeared in six matches for Saint Louis Athletica in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) before getting traded, along with Kerri Hanks, to Sky Blue FC in exchange for Sarah Walsh ... Appeared in four matches for Sky Blue FC ... Scored one goal with Sky Blue FC, coming off the bench to net the game-winner in the first round of the WPS Playoffs against the Washington Freedom ... Sky Blue FC then beat Saint Louis Athletica in the second round before winning the 2009 WPS Championship by beating the Los Angeles Sol.
International:Played in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, leading Brazil to the quarterfinals. That same year, Francielle and Brazil finished as runners-up at the Pan-American Games ... Won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in China ... Reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympics in London. There, she scored the game-winning goal in a group stage match against Cameroon at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ... At the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Moscow, helped lead Brazil to a win over the U.S. in the third-place match ... In the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Brazil reached quarterfinals where they lost to Germany ... Scored three goals in 10 matches between the two tournaments ... Debuted with Brazil’s senior national team, at the age of 17, on Nov. 13, 2006 in a 2-0 win over Peru at the 2007 at World Cup qualifiers.