Andressa Cavalari Machry

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Cavalari and the second or paternal family name is Machry.
Personal information
Full name Andressa Cavalari Machry
Date of birth (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995
Place of birth Roque Gonzales,
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil[1]
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 E.C. Pelotas/Phoenix
2010–2015 Kindermann 13 (6)
2015– Houston Dash 19 (1)
2015Tiradentes (loan)[3] 8 (2)
National team
2012– Brazil 21 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2016

Andressa Cavalari Machry (born 1 May 1995), commonly known as Andressa or Andressinha, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club Houston Dash and the Brazilian national team. She participated at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Club career

In 2010 Andressa joined Kindermann of Santa Catarina, after spending the previous season with Pelotas Phoenix.[4] On 27 July 2015 Andressa joined the Houston Dash, wearing No. 2. She started all her seven games for the Dash but scored no goals.[5]

International career

Andressa played for Brazil at the 2010 and 2012 editions of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. At the latter tournament she was the captain and playmaker of the Brazilian team who narrowly lost to Germany in the quarter-finals.[6] Tournament organizers FIFA compared her potential to that of Marta.[7]

She made her senior debut in December 2012, against Denmark at the 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino.[8]

Andressa scored her first goal for Brazil in December 2014, a free-kick in a 4–1 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino win over China.[9] She was playing alongside the experienced Formiga as a holding midfielder and was praised by the team coach Vadão, who said: "whenever I am asked about the future of women's football, I speak of Andressinha."[10]

In February 2015 Andressa was included in an 18-month residency programme intended to prepare the national team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the 2016 Rio Olympics.[11] At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Andressa played in all three matches as Brazil qualified from their group without conceding a goal. She was named FIFA's Player of the Match in the final group game, a 1–0 win over Costa Rica.[12] In Brazil's 1–0 second round defeat by Australia, Andressa played the full 90 minutes. She remained in Canada as part of the Brazilian selection for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

International goals

Location Opponent # Score Result Competition
1.goal 1 2014-12-18 Brazil São Paulo  China PR 1.1

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–1

Torneio Internacional 2014


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andressa Cavalari Machry.
  1. "Andressinha foi eleita pela FIFA a melhor em campo no jogo contra a Costa Rica" (in Portuguese). Mais FM. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. "List of Players – Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 8 June 2015. p. 2. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. "Draft Feminino: confira a distribuição das atletas" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. Silva, Renan (31 August 2012). "Ex-Pelotas, Andressinha é destaque em site da FIFA" (in Portuguese). Rede Esportiva. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. "Dash signs Andressa". Houston Dash. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  6. "Andressa: Brazil can be happy". FIFA. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. "Has Brazil found their next Marta?". FIFA. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (5 March 2014). "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Women's Team) 2011–2013" (in Portuguese). Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  9. "Após golaço, Andressinha é a dona da bola parada na Seleção feminina" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  10. "Andressinha, a dona da bola parada na Seleção Feminina" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  11. Kennedy, Paul (26 May 2015). "Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time". Soccer America. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  12. "Costa Rica 0 – 1 Brazil". FIFA. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.

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