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Personal information
Full name Francielle Manoel Alberto[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Santos
2009 Saint Louis Athletica 6 (0)
2009 Sky Blue FC 4 (1)
2009–2010 Santos
2011–2014 São José
2015 Boston Breakers 0 (0)
2015– Stjarnan[2] 7 (6)
National team
Brazil U-20
Brazil U-23
2006– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:09, 30 September 2009 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:09, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Manoel and the second or paternal family name is Alberto.

Francielle Manoel Alberto (born 18 October 1989, in São Paulo), commonly known as Francielle, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Icelandic club Stjarnan and the Brazil women's national football team. She previously played for São José and Santos, as well as Saint Louis Athletica and Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).[3][4]

Playing career[edit]


United States[edit]

Francielle was on the opening day roster for St. Louis Athletica in the inaugural season of the WPS in 2009, and played in 6 matches for them.

On June 26, 2009, St. Louis Athletica traded Francielle and Kerri Hanks to Sky Blue FC for Sarah Walsh. She scored the game-winning goal in the first round of the WPS playoffs at the Washington Freedom. Sky Blue later defeated Francielle's former team, the Athletica, and the Los Angeles Sol to win the 2009 WPS title.[4]


Francielle won the 2009 Copa Libertadores Femenina with Santos.

In 2013 Francielle and São José won the Copa Libertadores. In 2013 and 2014 she and her team also won league and cup titles.[4]

Boston Breakers[edit]

November 10, 2014 the Boston Breakers signed Francielle for the 2015 NWSL season.[4] Ultimately she never joined the Breakers as she was instead called into Brazil's residency camp for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[5]


In summer 2015 Francielle and compatriot Poliana agreed to play for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild club Stjarnan in their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign.[6]


In November 2006 Francielle made her senior international debut in Brazil's 2–0 South American Women's Football Championship win over Peru at Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata.[7]

Francielle appeared in all four of Brazil's matches at the 2011 Women's World Cup, and converted a penalty kick in the overtime shootout of the quarterfinal match versus the United States. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Francielle appeared in five of Brazil's six matches. Francielle's first goal in a major international tournament came at the 2012 London Olympics versus Cameroon, where she played in all four of Brazil's matches.

International goals[edit]

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 April 2012 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan  Japan
2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup
2. 25 July 2012 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom  Cameroon
2012 Summer Olympics
3. 09 April 2017 Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil  Bolivia
Friendly match


  1. ^ a b "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 24 July 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Francielle Manoel Alberto" (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Peixe apresenta novas Sereias: 'Será ótimo jogar ao lado da Marta', diz Cris". Rede Globo (in Portuguese). 3 September 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Breakers sign Brazilian midfielder Francielle". The Equalizer. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Breakers replace Brazilians with Brazilians". The Equalizer. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Einarsson, Alexander Freyr (29 July 2015). "Stjarnan fær landsliðskonu sem var á HM (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). Fó Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (9 December 2012). "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 2006-2007" (in Portuguese). Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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