Known as “the ant” due to her tenacious attitude and the amount of ground she manages to cover every game, Formiga, a name she adopted as her own, is a Brazilian footballing icon. “The Ant” is on course to become a record breaker this summer by becoming the first footballer, male or female, to play at 7 World Cups. Yes, 7. 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 - be sure to watch on the 9th June when Brazil play Jamaica, with Formiga set to make history.
Illustration by Phil Galloway