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Shirley Cruz Traña

Shirley Cruz Traña

National team: Costa Rica

Which player most inspired you and why? Steven Gerrard, because he always tries to do his best for the team and never gives up.

Which coach most inspired you? Karla Alemán (former Costa Rica coach), because she was a really good player and she taught me a lot about football and to be strong in every life situation.

What was the best advice they gave you? Don't forget who you are and where you were born.

Best player you’ve played with? Camille Abily

Toughest opponent? Marta and Amandine Henry

What are your memories of your first club as a child? Sharing time with amazing soccer players, and when I won my first trophy.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Never give up because when we work really hard, we will be rewarded.

Last updated: 07/09/14 19.35CET

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