The “Michael Jackson”: “free” to play football

Part 2: The regulation of women's football after its legalization.

By The Football Museum

Marileia dos Santos with the squad of Associação Atlética Tupy from the city of Joinville, Santa Catarina. (1983) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

Football Clubs, Titles and lot of goals!

During the 80s, Marileia dos Santos played for 11 teams. The first time she left Radar, in 1983, Michael played for Associação Atlética Tupy, in the city of Joinville, state of Santa Catarina.

Marileia dos Santos and her teammates (1985) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

Marileia dos Santos with her teammates from "Isis Pop" from São Paulo. (1984) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

A year later she went to São Paulo, to play for Isis Pop, alongside her former Radar colleagues, Sukita and Maninha. They were the team that broke the invincibility of Radar.

Marileia dos Santos with her teammates from "Isis Pop" from São Paulo. (1984) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

Marileia dos Santos with the squad of "Isis Pop", São Paulo., Archive Michel Jackson, 1984, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Founded in 1982, by Newton de Castro Ribeiro, former defender for America de Minas Gerais, the Isis Pop team paid its players and technical team fairly. Their coach was former player Cesar Maluco, Palmeiras idol. In 1984, Isis Pop brought in the best players of the time from the teams: Moustache, Panterinhas, Associação Desportiva da Polícia Militar, the last one being the state champion of 1983.

Marileia dos Santos training at Isis Pop, São Paulo., Archive Michel Jackson, 1984, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Isis Pop's motivational speech, São Paulo., Archive Michel Jackson, 1984, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Marileia dos Santos, Isis Pop's player, São Paulo., Archive Michel Jackson, 1984, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Marileia dos Santos playing for Sport Club Internacional from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (1985) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

In the south of Brazil, Marileia dos Santos played for Coritiba Football Club and was three times south champion playing for Internacional de Porto Alegre, in 1985.

Marileia dos Santos with the squad of America Football Club, Rio de Janeiro,. (1986) by Archive Leda MariaThe Football Museum

In the following year, she played briefly for America Football Club, in Rio de Janeiro.

Shirt that Marileia wore when she played for América., Archive Michel Jackson, 1986, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Shirt that Marileia wore when she played for América., Archive Michel Jackson, 1986, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Squad of SAAD team, 2000's. (2000) by Archive Romeu CastroThe Football Museum

In 1987, about 2 thousand female football teams and 40 thousand players were registered in regional and state amateur entities that promoted women's football in the country. Back in Rio's Radar, Michael won her fifth brazilian championship and her sixth Rio's state championship. For Radar, she played on the 1986 Mundialito in Mexico. A tough campaign, drawing with China and losing to the United States. Football was already theirs. In 1989, she returned to São Paulo and won the Metropolitan championship, playing for Sport Club Corinthians.

Shirt that Marileia wore when she played for Santos., Archive Michel Jackson, 1997, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Wearing Santos Futebol Clube's shirt she won the Spring Tournament, in 1997.

Shirt that Marileia wore when she played for Santos., Archive Michel Jackson, 1997, From the collection of: The Football Museum
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Marileia dos Santos playing for Esporte Clube São Bento, Sorocaba, São Paulo. (1998) by Archive Michel JacksonThe Football Museum

On the same year she disputed the State Championship with "burrinho da Central", as the team Esporte Clube de Taubate was called. The following year, in 1998, she wore Esporte clube São Bento's blue jersey.

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Part 3: Reference in the Brazilian National Women's Team and in Torino.
Part 4: The end of her career and the legacy to the next generations.

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First steps on the pitch during the banning of women’s football and the beginning of her career.
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SAO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT
Governor | João Doria
Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo
Secretary | Sérgio Sá Leitão
Assistant Secretary | Claudia Pedrozo
Coordinator of the Museum Heritage Preservation Unit | Antonio Lessa

FOOTBALL MUSEUM
Culture, Education and Sport - social organization of culture
Administrative Council
President | Carlos Antonio Luque
Vice President | Clara of Asunción Azevedo
Executive Director | Eric Klug
Administrative and Financial Director | Victoria Boldrin
Director of Content | Daniela Alfonsi

IMPEDIMENTO MUSEUM
Google Initiative and Museum of Football
Curator Daniela Alfonsi and Camila Aderaldo - Football Museum
Research Assistant Ligia Dona - Football Museum

Virtual exhibition Michael Jackson
Research Aira Bonfim and Cassimano
Text Aira Bonfim and Daniela Alfonsi

Virtual exhibition Lea Campos
Research Aira Bonfim and Cassimano
Text Aira Bonfim and Daniela Alfonsi

Virtual Exhibition Museum of Impediment
Research Aira Bonfim, Ligia Dona and Camila Aderaldo
Text Aira Bonfim and Daniela Alfonsi

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ICASSATTI, Miguel. Um sábado no paraíso do swing e outras reportagens sobre sexo. Ed. Panda Books: São Paulo, 2006.

Goellner, S. V., Santos, M. D., Joras, P. S., & Ramos, S. D. S. (2014). Testimonials from Marileia dos Santos [Michael Jackson].

Goellner, S. V., Belo, R. D., Castro, L., & Lima, E. D. (2015). Testimonials from Roseli de Belo.

ALMEIDA, Caroline Soares de et al. Boas de bola: Um estudo sobre o ser jogadora de futebol no Esporte Clube Radar durante a década de 1980. 2013.

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