Suffice it to say Brazil has had a rollercoaster couple of years. With highs such as the Summer Olympics, to lows with the impeachment of its President and Zika virus. Yet, irrespective of these ups and downs it steadfastly celebrates its independence this week. So we steadfastly celebrate some of the Brasileiras we love.

Érika Cristiano dos Santos

This footballer from Sao Paulo currently plays for French club Paris-Saint Germain and of course the Brazilian National Team. She’s repped Brazil in 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Besides being easy on the eyes, we bet she can probably whip you and your boys on those Sunday pick up games in the park.


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