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Catarina Macario reinforces Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais announced their new signing, the USA international midfielder Catarina Macario, from the Stanford University team.

21-year-old offensive player scored 63 goals in just 68 appearances with Stanford University. Brazilian that also possesses US passport, also won MAC Hermann Trophy for the best university footballer of the year for two consecutive times. Only 4 players managed to do that since the trophy was first presented in 1988.

“OL represent victories, titles, trophies.”

– Catarina Macario

Catarina Macario led her University team to two titles in 2017 and 2019. Her work was recently recognized by national team coach Vlatko Andonovski who called her up for a training camp with the A team.

“It is a pleasure to start my professional career at OL and to find myself surrounded by the best players in the world. OL represent victories, titles, trophies and I can’t wait to arrive in Lyon and be part of this team. I know a lot of American players have worn this jersey before me. It is a great pride to be able to perpetuate this heritage and to be able to contribute to the success of the team. I hope I can progress to become a better player,” Catarina said after the signing.

She signed with a Lyon for two and a half seasons, until June 30, 2023.

You can see some of Catarina best plays below.


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