Sónia Matias

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Sónia Matias
Sónia Matias (cropped).jpg
Matias in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sónia Patricia Pereira Matias
Date of birth (1983-05-17) 17 May 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Loures, Portugal
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
S.U. 1º de Dezembro
2007–2010 Prainsa Zaragoza
2010–2014 RCD Espanyol
National team
2005–2012 Portugal 55 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sónia Patricia Pereira Matias (born 17 May 1983) is a Portuguese former football defender who played for Prainsa Zaragoza and RCD Espanyol of Spain's Primera División.[1] She also played for SU 1º Dezembro in Portugal's Campeonato Nacional. With the Portugal national team[2] she won 55 caps between 2005 and 2012, scoring four goals.

She ended her playing career in summer 2014,[3] after Espanyol decided not to renew her contract.[4] She remained in Catalonia and in October 2014 she took a job as women's football co-ordinator at Molins de Rei CF.[5]


  1. ^ Profile in RCD Espanyol's web
  2. ^ Call-up for the 2013 Euro qualifying's October 2011 matches in the FPF's web
  3. ^ "Sónia Matias termina carreira futebolística" (in Portuguese). Futebol Feminino Portugal. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Juarez, Mari Carmen (25 June 2014). "Sonia Matias y Emma Marqués no continuarán en el Espanyol" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sónia Matias é a nova coordenadora do Molins de Rei CF" (in Portuguese). Futeboll Feminino Portugal. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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