Elaine Estrela Moura
Elaine with Tyresö in 2012
|Full name||Elaine Estrela Moura|
|Date of birth||November 1, 1982|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|2000||Sao Francisco Esporto|
|2010||Saint Louis Athletica||3||(0)|
|2013||→ Älta IF (loan)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 August 2013
Elaine Estrela Moura (November 1, 1982) is a Brazilian footballer. A versatile player that can be used in the defense or midfield, she plays for Swedish club Älta IF and the Brazil women's national football team. She previously played for Tyresö and Umeå IK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan, as well as Saint Louis Athletica in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).
She started playing soccer influenced by her brother, and played for Bahia teams until 2000, but never getting any salary. Three years later, she became professional in Ferroviária. After a game between the Brazilian national team and Umeå IK in 2004, she was contracted by Umeå and played for them in Damallsvenskan from 2005 to 2009, where she joined Marta.
In 2010 she moved to the United States and played for Saint Louis Athletica in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). When the club went bust shortly afterwards, she decided to return to Sweden and joined Tyresö FF of Damallsvenskan, where she's been playing since.
Tyresö won the Damallsvenskan title for the first time in the 2012 season and Elaine collected her fifth Swedish league winner's medal. With competition for places becoming very strong at Tyresö, Elaine moved on loan to nearby Elitettan club Älta IF in July 2013. Ahead of the 2014 season she made her transfer to Älta permanent.
- Cleris, Johannes (3 November 2012). "Tyresö vann SM-guld efter dramatik" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Elaine byter till Älta IF" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Elaine fortsätter i Älta IF" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
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