Lady Footballer & Sport Liberation Educator, Dania Cabello
In honor of International Women's Day 2017 and the #BeBoldForChange campaign, we are featuring profiles of lady footballers in our community.
Please meet, Dania Cabello.
Who is she?
Dania Cabello is a futbol artist whose participation with the beautiful game continues to grow and deepen with time.
What's her position on the pitch?
While she used to play attacking midfield/forward she is now most comfortable playing non-competitive, freestlyle soccer to the sounds of her favorite music.
When did it all begin?
Dania began playing at the age of five for Oakland's Rockridge 49'ers.
What teams did she play for?
Dania is currently playing with Left Wing Futbol Club and Oakland Street Stylers. But check out her history!
UC Berkeley 2002-2005
Santos FC do Brasil 2006
Bay Area Breeze 2011
Who's her favorite player?
Growing up, Dania's favorite player was USWNT member Staci Wilson.
What are her greatest moments as a player?
When Dania was eight years old, her dad came to one of her games and told her, before the start of the match, to score two goals ....and she did. At halftime he told her to score three more....and she did. Dania shared with a chuckle, "That was the only time in my career I would score five goals in one game."
FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE is a documentary about teens in Oakland, California, who campaign to transform their barren playground into a soccer field.