Vânia Cristina Martins

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Personal information
Full name Vânia Cristina Martins
Date of birth (1980-11-09) November 9, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Embu das Artes, Brazil
Playing position Full back, striker
Club information
Current team
Santa Teresa
Youth career
1997 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Santos
1998 Portuguesa
1999–2001 São Paulo
2001–2004 UniSant'Anna
2005 Salto
2006 São Caetano
2006–2007 Levante
2007 Jaguariúna
2007 America-RJ 7 (2)
2008 Sagrada Cena
2008 Palmeiras CEUNSP Salto[1]
2008–2009 CF Femenino Cáceres
2009 Corinthians
2009–2010 CF Femenino Cáceres
2010 São Caetano UNIP[2]
2011 Hyundai Steel Red Angels
2012 XV de Piracicaba
2012 Juventus/São Caetano/Drummond
2013 Llanos de Olivenza
2013 Centro Olímpico
2014– Santa Teresa
National team
2010 Brazil 1 (0)
2011 Equatorial Guinea B 1 (0)
2011– Equatorial Guinea 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vânia Cristina Martins (born November 9, 1980 in Embu das Artes, São Paulo), known simply as Vânia, is a Brazilian-born naturalized Equatoguinean football midfielder; who plays for Santa Teresa in Spain.


Vânia played for several Brazilian teams, of which highlights Portuguesa, São Paulo and Corinthians.[3]

International career[edit]

She represented Brazil at senior level in the 2010 International Tournament City of São Paulo,[4][5] playing a match against Netherlands.[6][7] FIFA recognizes this competition, so whereby each national team that's involved will have their matches registered in the FIFA calendar. However, the tournament is not official and then Vânia has been able to be naturalized by Equatorial Guinea, an African country that has a bad habit of calling more naturalized players (mainly Afro-Brazilian, as her) that native / descendants. Vânia attended the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and was champion of the 2012 African Women's Championship.


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External links[edit]

VâniaFIFA competition record