89. Camila

Turning up as a relative unknown in the NWSL earlier this year after Orlando Pride manager Tom Sermanni brought her in from Brazil, Camila was one of the unsung heroes as Pride continued to establish themselves as a solid side in the USA.

Four goals and five assists during the season ensured she’d made a more than worthwhile contribution to her new side and established herself as a regular with the Brazil national team.

Despite Brazil’s disappointing Tournament of Nations campaign, Camila scored Brazil’s goal against Japan in a 1-1 draw and their only goal in a 6-1 defeat to Australia.

A solid first season in the US which was unfortunately ended prematurely by an ACL injury before the play-offs.

Tom Sermanni, Orlando Pride manager says:

“She’s a game changer, she has the ability to dribble and beat players. I think that’s the biggest asset she has. As soon as somebody’s got the ability to beat players then things start to get created. So she’s got the soccer IQ to be able to create after she beats player and then have an end product. Again, technically very sound, comfortable on the ball and a great awareness of players around about her. She’s got this great quality of being able to protect the ball and see what’s coming next.”

 

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