Formiga signs 1-year extension
Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce the one-year contract extension of midfielder Formiga. The Brazilian is now tied to Les Rouge et Bleu until 2020.
A player since 1993, Formiga is a global superstar of the women's game. At 41 years of age, she has started no less than 58 matches since joining the club in January 2017. Current captain of Les Rouge et Bleu, next season will be her 26th year as a professional footballer.
In 2010, she won the South American championship with the Seleçao alongside future Parisians Cristiane, Rosana and Erika, as well as the legendary Marta. In 2015, at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, she became, at 37 years, three months and six days, the oldest player to score in the tournament's history. This summer, she will take part in a record seventh FIFA Women's World Cup in France, 24 years after her first international cap.
"I am very happy to commit to another year with Paris Saint-Germain," declared Formiga after signing her new contract. "This is a new dream come true. I am delighted to know that the club still believes in me and my football. It really means a lot to me. I want to keep winning trophies and help my teammates with my experience."
"It's an honour for the club to be able to count on Formiga next season," explained Women's team general manager Bruno Cheyrou. "She's a legend of the game, despite her age. She has all the requisite qualities to play for Paris next year. Above and beyond her talent, Formiga is a vastly experienced player both on and off the pitch."