FC Barcelona Femeni announced last friday, the signing of Giovana Queiroz, from CFF Madrid. The forward’s contract with the club runs until June 2023. ‘Gio’ is a versatile forward who has a mix of power, speed, and technique. Her assiduity in the final third makes her a valuable asset.
Despite her young age, she already has experience in the Primera Iberdrola, where she debuted at the age of just 15 years.
☑️ [FCB] | Madrid CFF and FC Barcelona Femení have reached an agreement for the transfer of Giovana Queiroz. The 17-year-old promise will play for Barça until June 30, 2023 and will already carry out first-team dynamics this season. pic.twitter.com/HsJ8ISR374
— BarçaTimes Femení (@BTFemeni) July 17, 2020
Giovanna Queiroz was born in Brazil, lived in the United States and in the last three seasons, she played for the Spanish club, CFF Madrid.
Gio mostly plays as a right-winger for Madrid CFF. When she debuted for Madrid CFF against Barça at the Ciutat Esportiva in 2018, she did out past our left-back couple of times with her trajectory speed and skill, which was just a glimpse of her true potential.
— Madrid CFF 🤍 (@MadridCFF) December 9, 2018
In the previous edition of Primera Iberdrola, Gio entered the field on 13 occasions for Madrid CFF. Though her only goal and assist this season came against Deportivo Abanca, she did manage to make an impact for her team with her runs in the right wing.
Move to Barça
After signing the contract with Barcelona, Giovana Queiroz didn’t hide her emotions of playing for Barcelona Femeni.
“It’s a dream for me to play for Barça, because it’s a very good opportunity for me to continue growing and to be successful. I hope to win everything and, above all, contribute a lot to the team”.
About the new phase of her career, Giovanna Queiroz said that she hopes to learn at Barcelona and revealed who she idolise in football.
“Training with people who have a lot of experience will help me grow and improve. My idol is the Brazilian, Marta. I have been following her for many years, and I really like the way she plays”.
Giovanna Queiroz has played for lower categories of Brazil, USA and Spain. She also has dual citizenship. She is currently a part of the Spanish U-17 team. She stood out in a match against the United States by scoring a hat-trick in September 2019. Now, it looks like she is settling in Spain with her club career-focused in Barcelona.
What to expect?
‘Gio’ is a bet for the future of Barcelona Femeni team, and could also be a sporadic participator in Barca B team. With Candela Andujar already on loan to Valencia and Claudia Pina and Carla Armengol have also made a similar move to Sevilla, Giovana could be Barcelona’s much needed ‘back-up forward.’ A promising attacker, whose future seems quite bright.