Giovana Maia joins Empoli from the Brazilian side, Red Bull Bragantino.
The 24-year-old played mostly in Brazil, apart from one season that she spent in Madeira, Portugal, playing for Maritimo. After a spell in Europe, Maia returned to Brazil to Ponte Preta. In 2020, the Brazilian defender, who also holds a Portuguese passport, joined Red Bull Bragantino for whom she played 17 matches in the current season.
“Being here is an important step in my career, this is a great club. I’m happy to be able to return to play in Europe, I consider it a new challenge. I can’t wait to make my debut and help my teammates, I want to repay the trust the club has shown me,” said Maia.