Formiga extends her Paris Saint-Germain contract to 2021
Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce Formiga's contract extension. The Brazilian midfielder is now tied to the club until 30 June, 2021. The Paris Saint-Germain vice-captain is set for her 27th professional campaign in 2020-21.
The 42-year-old, whose full name is Miraildes Maciel Mota, is a women's football legend. Since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain in January 2017, the Salvador de Bahia-born star has played 77 competitive games with the Rouge-et-Bleu, scoring four goals and winning the 2018 Coupe de France.
This season, thanks to her goal in the Women's Champions League Last 32 tie against Braga (7-0), she became the oldest player to score a goal in the history of European competition at 41 years, 193 days.
At the World Cup in Canada in 2015, Formiga - at 37 years, three months and six days - she became the oldest player to score in a World Cup final tournament. She beat another record by playing at last summer's global showpiece in France, her seventh World Cup, 24 years after picking up the first of her 195 caps (29 goals).
Formiga – 'the ant' in Portuguese - also won the last women's Copa America in 2018, and has played in six Olympics between 1996 and 2016, and hopes to bring an end to her incredible international journey at yet another Games in Tokyo in 2021.