Catarina Macario is a Brazilian-born college soccer player for the Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team in Stanford, California. In 2017, Macario was selected “Freshman of the Year” by TopDrawerSoccer.com and “ESPNW Player of the Year” by ESPNW. In 2018, she won the Hermann Trophy, was voted ESPNW Player of the Year and was awarded TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year.
Catarina still needs to put in a lot of effort to build her name in the soccer world. Even though her spectacular entrance into the international scene came bang in the Tokyo Olympic Games. She is a professional soccer player with an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.
On October 4, 1999, Macario was born in So Luis, Maranhao, Brazil. Macario began playing football at the age of four, following in the footsteps of her older brother Steve. Flamengo, a local football team in So Luis, is where she got her start. She was only there for around 6 months before heading to the Cruzeiro football school. She and her family moved to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital when she was seven years old. Catarina was a part of the Brasilia Santos football club until December 2011, when she moved to the United States.
Catarina had always played for men’s teams in Brazil and just started playing for women’s teams after relocating to the US. When Macario was 12 years old and spoke no English, she went to San Diego, California, with her father and brother to pursue her passion of playing soccer. Her mother, a doctor, remained in Brazil to support the family financially. While playing with the San Diego Surf as a young player, she broke the ECNL’s all-time goalscoring record with 165 goals.
On February 1, 2017, Macario committed to Stanford University to play collegiately. As a freshman in 2017, she appeared in 25 games, scoring 17 goals and earning 16 assists. As a result of her performance this year, she was named “ESPNW Player of the Year,” “TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman of the Year,” “Pac-12 Forward of the Year,” and “Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.” Macario has 14 goals and 8 assists in 19 games in her second season.
On December 11, 2018, she was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year. On January 4, 2019, Macario was awarded the MAC Hermann Trophy, which is granted to the finest female and male players in the country. She was named “ESPN Player of the Year” and “Pac-12 Forward of the Year” for the second year in a row. In her sophomore year, Macario received the Honda Sports Award, which is given to the finest female collegiate soccer player in the country.
|Real Name||Catarina Cantanhede Melônio Macário|
|Birth Date||4 October 1999|
|Age (as of 2022)||21 Years|
|Birth Place||São Luís, State of Maranhão, Brazil|
She is currently single and has not committed to any relationship. We don’t know anything about her previous relationships or engagements. She wants to focus on her career first, thus she is only concerned with her objectives and dreams.
On January 8, 2021, Macario announced that she would forego her senior year at Stanford to pursue a professional career. Lyon signed Macario to a two-and-a-half-year contract on January 12, 2021. She made her debut for Lyon in Division 1 Féminine on February 6, 2021, replacing Amandine Henry in the 37th minute against Montpellier. Macario is qualified to represent both Brazil and the United States on the international stage. She was chosen to represent the United States of America at several junior levels.
Despite being approached on many occasions by the Brazilian Football Confederation, Macario declared that she wanted to represent the United States at the senior level. On October 8, 2020, Macario was called up to represent the United States at the senior level for the first time, albeit she couldn’t play until FIFA cleared her. Later that day, she declared her American citizenship on Twitter. According to U.S. Soccer, FIFA gave Macario permission to represent the United States internationally on January 13, 2021.
On January 18, 2021, Macario made her debut for the United States at halftime of a friendly match against Colombia, becoming the first converted American to play for the US senior women’s team. She made her first international appearance on January 22, 2021, in another friendly against Colombia, scoring her first international goal. Macario was named to the United States’ roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place on June 23, 2021.
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 52 kg – in Pounds – 114 lbs|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hips Size||34 Inches|
|Shoe Size||6 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|