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’s an honor to have signed with such a fantastic club. I can’t wait to get started and to continue to build on its legacy of success. Allez l’OL! 🔴🔵 #TeamOL @ol pic.twitter.com/YdSn3SPi5E
— Catarina Macario (@catarinamacario) January 12, 2021
“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.
L’Olympique Lyonnais est très heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée de la milieu de terrain internationale américaine @catarinamacario, en provenance de l’équipe universitaire de Stanford, pour 2 saisons et demie, soit jusqu’au 30 juin 2023. 🔴🔵#BienvenueCatarina pic.twitter.com/rlUdmgwajQ
— OL Féminin (@OLfeminin) January 12, 2021