MIAMI – With every transfer window in women’s football, players from all over the world look for opportunities to grow their game and get experience in different leagues from different countries. This is the case of Paulina “Pulga” Munoz, the Mexican midfielder who signed for Spanish team Real Oviedo until the end of the season.
The 23-year-old started her professional journey at the same time as the Liga MX Femenil was born, in 2017, meaning she is part of the first generation of players that performed at the highest level in Mexico. Club Leon was her home, helping her shape her skills while developing the style she has at present, playing more than 30 matches with La Fiera before changing colors.
After five years of wearing the white and emerald green, in June of 2022 she landed in one of the most prestigious clubs in the Liga MX Femenil, Club Pachucha. With Las Tuzas she aimed to keep working and proving herself on the field next to some of the best players in the league, ones that had international experience. She reached 100 games in the first division of Mexico while at Pachuca, a milestone that helped her be seen in Mexico and abroad.
Within the first month of 2023, she shook the Liga MX Femenil by announcing that, thanks to former clubs Club Leon and Pachuca, she had the opportunity to take the leap and go play in Europe, landing in the Primera Federacion, the second tier division in Spain, to play for the Real Oviedo.
Fighting to rise up the table, the Asturias side is looking for international talent that will help them compete with other clubs in their quest to reach the Liga F, the first division of women’s football in Spain. The last time Real Oviedo took the pitch was just mere days after Munoz arrived, against Osasuna, the match ending in a draw in their second game of 2023.
Known for being a versatile player that can cover different positions on the field, Munoz will be ready to take on the pitch alongside her teammates, adapting to a new style of play, a new culture, but bringing the same passion and eagerness that she showed in her former clubs back in Mexico.