Catarina Macario joins Olympique Lyonnais
A native of Sao Luis in the Nordeste region of Brazil and only 21 years old, Catarina played on two NCAA title teams in 2017 and 2019. She scored 63 goals and made 47 assists in 68 matches with Stanford, and she has also distinguished herself by winning the last two MAC Hermann Trophies for the best female University footballer of the year. Since this trophy was created in 1988, only four players, including former OL player Morgan Brian, have achieved this feat.
Catarina has since obtained US citizenship and was called up for the first time by national team coach Vlatko Andonovski to train last October with the A team, which won the 2019 Women’s World Cup at Groupama Stadium.
With her impressive individual record, Catarina was highly sought after in Europe and the United States; she chose to join Olympique Lyonnais to advance and grow alongside the world’s best players.
Olympique Lyonnais are delighted to welcome Catarina, who thus becomes the 11th American player to join the seven-time Women’s Champions League winners and current title holders. Her arrival confirms OL’s attractiveness in the United States.
Catarina Macario :
It is a pleasure to begin my professional career at OL and to be surrounded by the world’s best players. OL represents victory, titles and trophies, and I am looking forward to arriving in Lyon and being part of the team. I know that many American players have worn an OL shirt before me, and I am honoured to continue that tradition and to contribute to the team’s success. I hope to advance and become a better player.”