Érika

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Érika
Érika 2012 Olympics.jpg
Personal information
Full name Érika Cristiano dos Santos
Date of birth (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Santos
2009 FC Gold Pride 7 (0)
2009–2011 Santos 5 (6)
National team
Brazil U-20
Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:20, 21 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:20, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Érika Cristiano dos Santos (born 4 February 1988 in São Paulo), commonly known as Érika, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for Santos and the Brazilian Women's National Team.

Before being drafted by FC Gold Pride in the 2008 WPS International Draft, Érika was a member of Santos FC. Despite appearing in 7 games for FC Gold Pride, Érika was deemed surplus to requirements at season's close by Albertin Montoya.[1]

Érika has represented Brazil at both the U-20 and senior international levels.

Controversy[edit]

As part of the 2011 Brazilian world cup team, Erika was involved in a controversial play near the end of Brazil's game with the United States. At 115th minute of the game, with only a few minutes left in the game, Erika suddenly dropped to the field in apparent agony from a back spasm. After being attended to and being removed from the field on a stretcher, she suddenly jumped up and began running, clutching her back. This created controversy among sports analysts regarding the validity of her injury, with some assuming the injury was "faked" to quench a US rally. As a result of the delay, the referee, Jacqui Melksham, gave Erika a yellow card and added 3 minutes to the game as additional time, during which the US scored the game-tying goal, and went on to win the game on penalty kicks.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Total
Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists
Total
FC Gold Pride 2009 WPS 7 5 423 0 0 7 5 423 0 0
Total 7 5 423 0 0 7 5 423 0 0
Santos 2009 Copa do Brasil 5 6 5 6
Total 5 6 5 6
Career Total 12 5 423 6 0 12 5 423 6 0

International goals[edit]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 June 2008 Suwon Civil Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Italy 1–0 2–1 2008 Peace Queen Cup
2. 13 December 2009 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Mexico 2–0 3–2 2009 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
3. 20 December 2009 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Mexico 3–1 5–2 2009 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
4. 19 November 2010 Estadio La Cocha, Latacunga, Ecuador  Colombia 1–0 5–0 2010 South American Women's Football Championship
5. 6 July 2011 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany  Equatorial Guinea 1–0 3–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
6. 8 December 2011 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Italy 1–0 5–1 2011 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
7. 11 December 2011 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Chile 1–0 4–0 2011 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
8. 18 December 2011 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Denmark 1–1 2–1 2011 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
9. 18 December 2011 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Denmark 2–1 2–1 2011 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
10. 16 December 2012 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Denmark 1–0 2–1 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pride Makes More Offseason Moves". FC Gold Pride. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Longman, Jeré (11 July 2011). "At the Women's World Cup, Drama Without All the Dramatics". The New York Times. 

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