Fátima Leyva

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Fátima Leyva
Personal information
Full name Fátima Leyva Morán
Date of birth (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Laguna de Iztacalco
2005–2009 FC Indiana
2010 Zvezda Perm
2011–2015 Zorkiy Krasnogorsk 14 (6)
2016 Michigan Chill SC 7 (2)
National team
Mexico 62
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fátima Leyva Morán (born 14 February 1980) is a Mexican retired[1] footballer who played for the Mexico women's national football team. She played as a midfielder for the Michigan Chill SC of the WPSL .

Playing career[edit]

During her international career, Leyva participated at numerous tournaments, namely the CONCACAF (1998), Nike Cup (1998, 2000), World Cup (1999), Pan American Games (1999, 2003) and Copa de Oro (2000) tournaments.

Leyva was the captain of FC Indiana in the W-League. In 2010, she signed for Russian champion Zvezda Perm, where she reunited her former coach Shek Borkowski. During her career with Zvezda Perm, Leyva and her team became runners-up in Russia´s professional league. That same season, Zvezda Perm became quarter finalist in the UEFA Champions League.

Leyva´s extraordinary season with Zvezda Perm, drove Russian team FC Zorky Krasnogorsk to sign Leyva for their 2012–2013 season. During that season, FC Zorky becomes Russian League Champions and UEFA Champions League finalist.

In May 2016, Leyva signed with Michigan Chill SC and was named the team captain.[2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

After the Mexico national team failed to qualify for the 2003 women's World Cup, she was hired by Univision as a color commentator for its Cup transmissions.


  1. ^ Schwarze, Dennis (July 17, 2016). "Michigan Chill SC rallies in home finale, earns WPSL playoff berth". Retrieved January 8, 2017. The game was the farewell contest for 36-year-old Fatima Leyva, a former captain of the Mexican women’s national soccer team who is retiring as a player. 
  2. ^ http://www.chillsoccer.com/news_article/show/644609?referrer_id=2413137

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