CHECK OUT SOME CURIOSITIES FROM THIS STORY OF RESISTANCE AND LOVE TO SPORT.
Are there women playing with a ball? Yes, sir!
Just like football, the circus as we know it now is an English invention. Before we could even imagine women’s football as we know it today, it was under the colored canvas that women defied the standards of the time and dared to wear shorts, kick a leather ball and play with the most popular sport in Brazil.
Credit: Sandra Köche Collection – All Rights Reserved
Women will not be allowed to play sports that are incompatible to the conditions of their nature
– Art. 54 of Decree Law 3,199 of 1941.
“WOMAN’S FOOT IS NOT MADE TO WEAR FOOTBALL BOOTS!”
– O Imparcial, January 15, 1941.
A woman in charge of the Brazilian National Team.
The first woman to lead the Women’s National Team, Emily Lima also trained the Under-17 and Under-15 teams, as well as Juventus, São José, and currently Santos team. As a player, she played in Brazilian and European clubs, especially in the Portuguese National Team (2007-2009) due to her dual citizenship.
Credit: Márcio Guerra
Should or should not football invade the domain of skirts?
– Diário da Noite newspaper, May 7, 1940.
The “teacher” Sissi.
Member of the first women’s national team, she reigned in the pitches in the 90s. Author of the first Golden Goal in the history of women’s World Cups, she reached the peak of her career in the 1999 World Cup, of which she was the top scorer with 7 goals. The “baiana de Esplanada” is recognized by many as the first great star of the Brazilian National Team and, in this exhibition, is one of our Honored guests.
Crédito: Credit: Photo by Bob Thomas – Getty Images
Let go of everything and come play, my friend!
Pelada, that pick-up match devoutly organized and performed weekly, whether in the artificial turf, in minor leagues or in the futsal pitches, is no longer an exclusively male program, and has become the leisure of many women to: find friends, play football and, why not, make that Brazilian barbecue with beer for the after-match.