Fatima Moreira de Melo from Rotterdam is one of Holland's best known field hockey players, with hundreds of appearances for the Dutch national team since her debut in 1997. It's been a career full of major titles and achievements, the pinnacle of which came when she played as part of the team that took gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won a bronze medal at the Sydney games in 2000, and silver in 2004 in Athens.
She also helped her nation become World Champions at the Women's Hockey World Cup in 2006, and win the Champions Trophy in 2007. In addition, she was also voted Rotterdam Sportswoman of the Year in 2006.
Away from the hockey field, Fatima is a regular face on Dutch TV shows. She's even a keen singer and has performed at several prestigious sporting events. She also studied for a Masters Degree in Law, graduating in 2006. Fatima is now a member of Team PokerStars SportStars and is looking forward to representing her homeland in the biggest live and online poker events.
Fatima is a member of Team PokerStars SportStars and in recent years has become a permanent fixture on the European poker scene and beyond. She has scored several cash finishes on the European Poker Tour (EPT) and at the Master Classics of Poker, and in November 2013, she notched up a career-best score at the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) event in the Isle of Man, finishing second for $95,750. With results like these, her first major title win looks to be on the horizon.
You can find her playing online using the screen name ‘FatimaDeMelo’ on the PokerStars global site, and as ‘Fatima.fr’ on the French license site.
|UKIPT Isle of Man £1,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||November 2013||2nd||$95,057|
|EPT Barcelona €5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||August 2012||16th||$42,573|
|EPT Madrid €10,000 Grand Final||May 2011||94th||$22,263|
|EPT Berlin €5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||April 2011||105th||$10,674|
|Master Classics of Poker €750 No Limit Hold'em||March 2011||5th||$19,333|
|2010 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout||June 2010||18th||$5,620|
|EPT Snowfest €1,000 No Limit Hold’em||March 2010||3rd||$31,864|
|Master Classics of Poker €6,000 No Limit Hold’em||November 2008||9th||$48,772|
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