Fanta (footballer)

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Full name Rosilane Camargo Motta
Date of birth (1966-09-14) 14 September 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
EC Radar
CR Vasco da Gama
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:52, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:52, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Rosilane Camargo Motta (born 14 September 1966), commonly known as Fanta, is a Brazilian former football player. She was a "volante" (defensive midfielder) for the Brazil women's national football team. Her nickname is derived from her predilection for Fanta, an orange–flavored carbonated beverage manufactured by Coca-Cola.[2][note 1]

Fanta was part of the EC Radar club team who represented Brazil at the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament in Guangdong and finished in third place.[3]

In the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, Fanta played the full 80 minutes in all three group games as Brazil went out in the first round.[4]

The Brazilian women's national team did not play another match for over three years, until a sponsorship from Maizena corn starch allowed them to play in the 1995 South American Women's Football Championship. Fanta, by then playing her club football with Vasco, was recalled to the squad.[5] In the subsequent 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, Fanta was ever–present again—this time over three 90 minute matches—as Brazil made another group stage exit from the competition.

Due to 1995 World Cup quarter finalists England renouncing their place at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Brazil qualified and selected Fanta for their run to the semi finals.[6] Brazil and Fanta also reached the semi finals at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.[7]


  1. ^ In June 1995 Andrew Longmore of The Times suggested an abbreviation of Fantasma ("the ghost") as an alternative explanation.


  1. ^ "Fanta". Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Shepard, Michael P. (5 June 1999). "What's in a name?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Fernandes, Andréa Karl. "A história do futebol feminino" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sindicato dos Treinsdores de Futebol Profissional do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup China '91 - Technical Report & Statistics" (PDF). FIFA. p. 79. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Garin, Erik; Pierrend, José Luis (28 January 2001). "South-American Women's Championship 1995". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Women's Olympic Rosters Soccer America, 18 July 1996
  7. ^ "USA 1999: Brazil". 1999. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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