Leah Fortune

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Leah
Personal information
Full name Leah Lynn Gabriela Fortune
Date of birth (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charlotte Lady Eagles
Number 11
Youth career
1994–2005 Brasilia LFC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Brasilia LFC 248 (9)
2009– Team Chicago LFC 35 (6)
2010– Texas Longhorns
2012- Charlotte Lady Eagles 7 (6)
Total 290 (21)
National team
2006–2009 Brazil U18 37 (5)
2009– Brazil U20 19 (8)
2010– Brazil 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leah Lynn Gabriela Fortune is an American-association footballer for the University of Texas and the Brazil under-20 women's national team. She was born in São Paulo to missionary parents and grew up in Illinois.[1][2] FIFA.com describes her as "one of the more unusual players" in the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup, and describes her style of taking throw-ins as "a remarkable long throw, the prelude of which is a spectacular forward flip to help her launch the ball a long way into the area".[3]

In November 2010, Leah was called up to the Brazil Senior Squad. However, this dream turned into a nightmare, as she tore her anterior cruciate ligament, leaving her out of football for months in recovery.[4]

By virtue of her dual nationality, she could have had the opportunity to play at the senior international level for either Brazil or the United States.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Leah Fortune". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Fortune stars for Brazil U-20s". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leah and Brazil hoping to make amends". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Marta talks Tyresö and WPS, while Leah Fortune makes a comeback". Retrieved 31 July 2012.