Simone Jatobá

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Simone
Personal information
Full name Simone Gomes Jatobá
Date of birth (1981-02-10) February 10, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Maringá, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder and Defender
Club information
Current team
N/A
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ponte Preta
Santos
Saad
2004–05 Rayo Vallecano
2005–10 Olympique Lyonnais 61 (5)
Novo Mundo
2012– Energiya Voronezh 9 (3)
National team
2002– Brazil 57 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 15, 2008

Simone Gomes Jatobá, or simply Simone (born February 10, 1981 in Maringá, Paraná) is a Brazilian women's soccer player. She is a defensive midfielder, but she can also play as a defender.

Career[edit]

Simone began her career in Campeonato Brasileiro's Ponte Preta, Santos FC and Saad EC. In 2004, she moved to Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish Superliga, and next year she signed for Olympique Lyonnais, where she played for the next five years.[1] She was a solid contributor to the squads that won the league in 2007 and 2008, as well as the squad that won the Challenge de France in 2008. In 2010, she returned to Brazil, playing for Novo Mundo FC, but two years later she signed for Energiya Voronezh in the Russian Championship.[2]

International career[edit]

Gomes has been a part of two World Cup squads. She was a part of the squad from 2003 that finished as quarter-finalists and the squad that finished in second place in China. She also participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics, again helping Brazil finish one spot short in second place.[3]

She usually plays as a right winger for the Brazilian National Team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile in footofeminin.fr
  2. ^ Profile in Energiya's website
  3. ^ "Simone Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
Olympic medal record
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games – Women's Football
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team Competition