Catarina Macario is a college soccer player for the Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team in Stanford, California, and was born in Brazil. TopDrawerSoccer.com named Macario “Freshman of the Year” and ESPNW Player of the Year in 2017. She was named the Hermann Trophy winner, ESPNW Player of the Year, and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year in 2018.
Macario was born in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil, on October 4, 1999. Macario began playing football at the age of four, following in her older brother Steve’s steps. Flamengo, a local football team in São Luís, was where she first started playing. She only stayed for about 6 months before going to the Cruzeiro football school. She relocated to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, along with her family when she was 7. Catarina was a member of the Santos football team in Brasilia until December 2011, until she relocated to the United States.
Catarina always had played for men’s teams in Brazil and only began playing for women’s teams after moving to the United States. Macario moved to San Diego, California, with her father and brother when she was 12 years old and spoke no English, to pursue her passion of playing soccer. Her mother, a doctor, stayed in Brazil to help maintain the family financially. She broke the ECNL’s all-time goalscoring record with 165 goals while playing for the San Diego Surf as a young player.
Education: Stanford University
Macario committed to Stanford University on February 1, 2017, to play collegiately. She played 25 games as a freshman in 2017, scoring 17 goals and grabbing 16 assists. 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” as a result of her performance this year. In her second year in 2018, Macario scored 14 goals and added 8 assists in 19 games.
She was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year on December 11, 2018. Macario won MAC Hermann Trophy on January 4, 2019, which is given to the best female and male players in the country. For the second year in a row, she was awarded “espnW Player of the Year” along with “Pac-12 Forward of the Year.” Macario won the Honda Sports Award in her sophomore year, which is presented to the best female collegiate soccer player in the country.
Catarina Macario Career
Macario stated on January 8, 2021, that she would skip her senior year at Stanford to pursue her professional career. Lyon signed Macario on a 2.5-year contract on January 12, 2021. On February 6, 2021, she made her first appearance for Lyon in Division 1 Féminine, replacing Amandine Henry in the 37th minute against Montpellier. Macario is eligible to represent both Brazil and the United States at the international level. She was selected to represent the United States of America at several junior levels.
Macario stated that she wanted to represent the United States at the senior level, despite being approached by the Brazilian Football Confederation on multiple occasions. Macario was called up to represent the United States at the senior level for the first time on October 8, 2020, albeit she couldn’t play until FIFA cleared her. She proclaimed her American citizenship on Twitter later the same day. Macario was granted permission to represent the United States internationally by FIFA on January 13, 2021, according to U.S. Soccer.
Macario made her debut for the United States on January 18, 2021, at halftime of a friendly match against Colombia, and became the first converted American to play for the US senior women’s team. On January 22, 2021, she made her maiden international appearance in another friendly against Colombia, scoring her first international goal. Macario was selected to the United States’ squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics on June 23, 2021.
Catarina Macario Biography
|Real Name||Catarina Cantanhede Melônio Macário|
|Birth Date||4 October 1999|
|Age (as of 2021)||21 Years|
|Birth Place||São Luís, State of Maranhão, Brazil|
|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|
|Mother||Ana Maria Macario|
|School||Torrey Pines High School|
She is currently single and doesn’t; commit to any relationship as of yet. We don’t know much about her previous relationships or any previous engagements. She wants to build her career first so only focusing on her goals and dreams.
Catarina Macario Net Worth
Catarina still needs lots of hard work in order to establish her reputation in the soccer world. Although she announced her grand entry in the international scene was bang in the Tokyo Olympic Games. She is a professional soccer player with a net worth of approximately $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2021.
- She was also given the MAC Hermann Trophy, making her the sixth woman to win the honor twice since its inception in 1988.
- In her freshman and junior years, Stanford won the NCAA Women’s College Cup.
- She claimed to be a Marta fan also Macario said that her favorite soccer player is former American striker Mia Hamm.
- Catarina Macario has a total favorite count of 10400 on her Twitter account and according to the most recent Twitter stats she has 8.8 thousand followers.