We are very sad to report that one of the most successful Brazilian women’s team’s, Santos FC have today officially announced they have folded.
The press conference featured President Luis Álvaro Ribeiro and a very emotional attacker for Santos, Érika. Watch the video below.
Santos FC was created in 1997 and has been home to some of the World’s most well known, talented women’s football players including Marta, Christiane and Érika.
Santos FC have made some fantastic club achievements include:
Copa Libertadores Femenina Winners: (2010, 2009)
Copa do Brasil Winners: (2009, 2008)
Liga Nacional Winners: (2007)
Campeonato Paulista Winners: (2011, 2010, 2007) / Runners-up: (2009)
More club achievements can be found here.
According to reports the decision came due to financial reasons. The unfortunately common lack of support that surrounds the women’s game has resulted in another women’s football team casualty which leaves a squad full of passionate, dedicated players without a team to play for. A sad start to the year for Brazilian women’s club football.
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