Amorim in 2015
|Full name||Eduarda Idalina Amorim Taleska|
September 23, 1986 |
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||Győri Audi ETO KC|
|–2002||Colégio Barão do Rio Branco|
|2009–||Győri Audi ETO KC|
Encouraged by her older sister, Amorim started to play handball at age 11 in the Colégio Barão do Rio Branco. She moved to Metodista/São Bernardo in 2002, after an invitation of Silvio Rodriguez, who spotted her during the youth games in Recife. She finished runner-up with her new team in that season.
Two years later, by then as a USCS/São Caetano player, Amorim won the São Paulo state junior championship and faced a marathon of matches, as she played parallel for the youth, junior and adult team.
She moved to Europe in February 2006, joining her sister in the Macedonian capital team Kometal Skopje. Eduarda spent three-and-a-half seasons with Kometal, when the club faced heavy financial troubles and let some of their key players go to cut their expenses.
A three times EHF Champions League winner with Győr, Amorim obtained the premier continental club competition title in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Additionally, in an online fans' poll launched by the European Handball Federation she was chosen the best left back of the competition in 2014.
The Brazilian left back has won the gold medal on the 2007 Pan American Games, that was played on home soil. She also participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, where the Brazilian team placed ninth, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Brazil finished sixth. In 2013, she won the World Championship and was elected the Most Valuable Player of the competition.
- EHF Champions League:
- Winner: 2013, 2014, 2017
- Finalist: 2009, 2012, 2016
- Semifinalist: 2010, 2011
- Nemzeti Bajnokság I:
- Winner: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
- Finalist: 2015
- Magyar Kupa:
- Winner: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
- Finalist: 2017
- Brazilian Championship:
- Silver Medalist: 2002
- Macedonian Championship:
- Winner: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Macedonian Cup:
- Winner: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Pan American Championship:
- Winner: 2007, 2011, 2017
- Runners-Up: 2009
- World Championship:
- Winner: 2013
Awards and recognition
- All-Star Left Back of the Junior World Championship: 2005
- MVP of the World Championship: 2013
- All-Star Left Back of the EHF Champions League: 2014
- IHF World Player of the Year: 2014
- Foreign Handballer of the Year in Hungary: 2014
- Best Defender of the EHF Champions League: 2016, 2017
- All-Star Left Back of the Pan American Championship: 2017
Eduarda is the younger sister of Brazilian international handballer Ana Amorim.
- EHF profile
- "Duda Amorim Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
- Karabatic and Amorim – Grundfos World Handball Players of the Year. ihf.info (25 February 2015)
- "XXI Women's World Championship 2013. Team Roster, Brazil" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- "Duda Amorim: Handebol" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Újabb élcsapat hullik szét" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Amorim az ETO-é" (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Női kézi BL: három győri, öt montenegrói az álomcsapatban" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Női kézi-vb: Görbicz az All Star-csapatban, Amorim az MVP" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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