Bruna Benites

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Bruna
Bruna Benites and Nilla Fischer.jpg
Bruna (4) marking Nilla Fischer (5)
Personal information
Full name Bruna Beatriz Benites Soares[1]
Date of birth (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 36)[2]
Place of birth Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Internacional
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2010 Comercial
2011–2012 Foz Cataratas
2013–2016 São José 11 (3)
2016 Foz Cataratas Futebol Clube 6 (0)
2016 Avaldsnes 7 (1)
2017 Houston Dash 14 (0)
2017 Iranduba 0 (0)
2018 Guangdong Huijun ? (?)
2019– Internacional 10 (1)
National team
2012– Brazil 30 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 29 February 2020

Bruna Beatriz Benites Soares (born 16 October 1985), commonly known as Bruna Benites or simply Bruna, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 club SC Internacional and the Brazil women's national team.

Club career[edit]

She played for Foz Cataratas and São José in Brazil.

In July 2016, she signed with Avaldsnes for one season.[3]

On 30 November 2016 she signed with Houston Dash.[4]

On 8 February 2018 she was waived by the Houston Dash.[5]

International career[edit]

Bruna made her debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She received a yellow card against Great Britain and in the Quarter Final defeat to Japan.[6] In May 2015 national team captain Bruna suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which caused her to miss the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[7]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 March 2014 Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida, Santiago, Chile  Venezuela 3–0 5–0 2014 South America Games
2. 12 March 2014  Colombia 2–0 2–1
3. 16 March 2014  Venezuela 1–0 2–0
4. 9 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Germany 1–1 1–3 2015 Algarve Cup
5. 9 April 2017 Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil  Bolivia 4–0 6–0 Friendly
6. 30 July 2017 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  United States 2–1 3–4 2017 Tournament of Nations
7. 19 October 2017 Yongchuan Sports Center, Chongqing, China  Mexico 2–0 3–0 2017 Yongchuan International Tournament
8. 11 June 2021 Estadio Cartagonova, Cartagena, Spain  Russia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
9. 2–0

Personal life[edit]

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[8] She is also has a degree in Physiotherapy having studied at Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco in Campo Grande.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 – Squad list: Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 5 August 2021. p. 2. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Bruna Soares". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  3. ^ Odd Kåre Grøttland (6 July 2016). "Benites kan rekke CL-kvalifiseringen" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Dash sign Brazilian defender Bruna Benites".
  5. ^ "Houston Dash waive defender Bruna Benites".
  6. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - BRUNA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Bruna Benites está fora da Copa do Mundo" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  8. ^ Brown, Brandon. "Mormon athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London - Deseret News".
  9. ^ "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". 23 February 2017. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.