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Débora Cristiane de Oliveira no Canadá vs Brasil em futebol feminino, na Rio 2016 (28807772840) (cropped).jpg
Debinha playing for Brazil in Rio 2016
Personal information
Full name Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
Date of birth (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Brasópolis, Brazil
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Lorena
2008–2009 Saad Esporte Clube
2010 Portuguesa
2011 Foz Cataratas
2011–2013 Centro Olímpico
2013–2015 Avaldsnes IL 30 (23)
2014São José (loan)
2016 Dalian Quanjian[1]
2017– North Carolina Courage 41 (10)
National team
Brazil U-20
2011– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:44, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira (born 20 October 1991), known as Debinha, is a Brazilian football forward who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

[2] Debinha became topscorer of 2014 Toppserien.

In the end of 2014 she had a short loan spell between November and December together with Rosana at São José during the club's successful attempt to win both Copa Libertadores Femenina and International Women's Club Championship during that year. She returned to Norway in the beginning of 2015.[3]

From February 2016 to January 2017, she played for Dalian Quanjian in the Chinese Women's Super League.[1]

Debinha signed with the Western New York Flash of the United States-based National Women's Soccer League on January 5, 2017, days before the franchise announced that it had been sold and would be moved from Rochester, New York, to Cary, North Carolina.[4] Debinha reportedly wasn't informed of the franchise's plans to move when she was signed.[5][6] She reported to North Carolina and was made a starting midfielder from the start of their season, and scored the Courage's first goal in their home stadium.[7]

Debinha appeared in every regular season game for the Courage in 2017 and scored 4 goals.[8] She started the semi-final game against the Chicago Red Stars but was forced to leave the game after dislocating her elbow in the 10th minute.[9] This injury would force her to miss the Championship game, which the Courage lost 1-0 to the Portland Thorns.[10]

In 2018, Debinha was named to the NWSL Team of the Month for March.[11]

International career[edit]

After representing Brazil in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, Debinha made her senior debut at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. She was named as an alternate for the Brazil squad at the 2012 London Olympics.[12]

In December 2013 Debinha scored twice in a 3–1 win over Scotland at the 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino.[13]


  1. ^ a b Equipe deve continuar com o 'pé no chão' diz Debinha sobre a seleção brasileira Archived 2017-01-18 at the Wayback Machine., August 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Hoel, Yasmin Sunde (20 August 2013). "Brasil-stjerner strømmer til lille Avaldsnes: Nesten så vi ikke tror på det selv" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "São José gets Debinha and Rosana for Libertadores and Women's Club Championship" (in Portuguese). 3 November 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Forrester, Nick (January 5, 2017). "Western New York Flash sign Brazilian forward Debinha". Excelle Sports. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ @TheDanLauletta (January 6, 2017). "Source tells me Debinha, whose signing with Flash was announced yesterday, had no idea team was about to relocate #NWSL" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  6. ^ DiVeronica, Jeff (January 6, 2017). "WNY Flash moving to North Carolina, report says". USA Today. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Balf, Celia (April 24, 2017). "15 incredible things that happened during the NWSL's second weekend of play". Excelle Sports. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Debinha Player Stata". July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  9. ^ "North Carolina Courage will join Portland Thorns in NWSL final, knock out Chicago". October 7, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ "NWSL Final". October 14, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  11. ^ "THREE NC COURAGE PLAYERS NAMED TO MARCH TEAM OF THE MONTH". June 4, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "FT: Brazil 3–1 Scotland" (in Norwegian). Scottish Football Association. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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