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Position: Midfielder Birthdate: 3/3/1978
Hometown: Belém, Brazil Nationality: Brazil

 Bio:
Name: Miraildes Maciel Mota . . . Longtime member of the Brazil Women’s National Team . . . Played with Brazil in the 1995, 1999, and 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cups and the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics . . . Stepped into the international scene at the World Cup in 1995 making two appearances as a reserve . . . Started all five games at the 1996 Olympics as Brazil finished fourth . . . Led Brazil to a third-place finish at the 1999 World Cup coming off the bench in all three opening round games before starting all three games in the knockout phase . . . Buried the winning penalty kick in the sixth round of the shootout as Brazil topped Norway 0-0 (5-4) in the consolation match . . . Scored twice in four games as Brazil finished in second place at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup . . . At the 2000 Olympics, appeared in all five matches with four starts as Brazil finished fourth . . . Scored twice in three games as Brazil finished first at the 2002 South American Championship to qualify for the 2003 FIFA World Cup . . . At the 2003 Pan Am Games, helped Brazil to the gold medal scoring three times in four games including a goal in the final as Brazil topped Canada 2-1 . . . Played in three of four games at the World Cup in 2003 as Brazil reached the quarterfinals . . . Started all six matches as Brazil captured the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics . . . Connected for two goals in a 5-0 win over Mexico in the quarterfinals . . . Finished 12th in the FIFA World Player of the Year voting in 2004 . . . Played for the Brazilian clubs São Paulo (1993-1997, 1999), Portuguesa (1998), Santa Isabel (2000-2001), Santos (2002), and Independente (2003) . . . Joined Malmö DFF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan late in 2004 and scored three times . . . Played with Malmö in 2005 scoring four goals to help the club to an 18-2-2 record and second place in the Damallsvenskan
UPDATED: 5/5/2006
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