A big jump up for Debinha to the edge of the top 20 and she’s probably a bit unlucky not to be higher. The star attacker in all-star North Carolina Courage team says a lot for her ability but it was the consistency she needed, and she added that in abundance in 2019. Her year got off to a quiet start as she split duties between club and country and her World Cup was a quiet one, but it was after that her year truly came alive. With skill, movement, pace and ability, Debinha went on a stunning run of form to lead the Courage to another NWSL championship. Nine goals after the World Cup, including goals in both the NWSL semi-final and final marked her importance, while she also took the lead for Brazil with both goals in a friendly win against England. She’ll rank even higher next year if she repeats that sort of form.
Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage:
“Debinha is a dynamic, intelligent and creative player whose game continues to evolve and develop. Her pace, high soccer IQ and work ethic both sides of the ball has made her the most dangerous midfielder in the NWSL. She was a huge part of our 2019 campaign and her influence on our style of play has been massive.”
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