| Andressa Cavalari Machry|
(1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 20)
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sociedade Esportiva Tiradentes
Andressa Cavalari Machry Wikipedia
Andressa Cavalari Machry (born 1 May 1995), commonly known as Andressa or Andressinha, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club Houston Dash and the Brazilian national team. She participated at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
In 2010 Andressa joined Kindermann of Santa Catarina, after spending the previous season with Pelotas Phoenix. On 27 July 2015 Andressa joined the Houston Dash, wearing No. 2. She started all her seven games for the Dash but scored no goals.
Andressa played for Brazil at the 2010 and 2012 editions of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. At the latter tournament she was the captain and playmaker of the Brazilian team who narrowly lost to Germany in the quarter-finals. Tournament organizers FIFA compared her potential to that of Marta.
She made her senior debut in December 2012, against Denmark at the 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino.
Andressa scored her first goal for Brazil in December 2014, a free-kick in a 4–1 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino win over China. She was playing alongside the experienced Formiga as a holding midfielder and was praised by the team coach Vadão, who said: "whenever I am asked about the future of women's football, I speak of Andressinha."
In February 2015 Andressa was included in an 18-month residency programme intended to prepare the national team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Andressa played in all three matches as Brazil qualified from their group without conceding a goal. She was named FIFA's Player of the Match in the final group game, a 1–0 win over Costa Rica. In Brazil's 1–0 second round defeat by Australia, Andressa played the full 90 minutes. She remained in Canada as part of the Brazilian selection for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.