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Agentine club signs first transgender player Mara Gomez

Mara Gomez (right)

Argentine women’s club Villa San Carlos has become the first in the league to sign transgender player after they sealed a deal with 22 year old Mara Gomez.

Gomez who is a striker has been signed by the bottom club currently fighting against relegation in apparent move to arrest the situation.

The news came after the club made a post showing a picture of Gomez standing next to another of Villa San Carlos’ newest acquisitions Ludmila Angeli.

The post was captioned: “On the first day of the training camp, footballers Ludmila Angeli and Mara Gomez were presented with the squad and trained alongside the group.

Local media report says the move marks the first time in history a trans woman participates in the Argentine Football Association (AFA) tournament.

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Gomez, who has previously played for Toronto City, spoke with local media and said: “Football helped me change my sexuality and my personality.

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It was a moment of distraction. I have been treated well in every club I have ever played for. We all take part in the same work and I never felt excluded from any of the squads.”

Gomez who was signed from amateur Malvines was the club’s top scorer and a two time league champion.

Villa San Carlos have yet to win a single match after losing their first nine and are bottom of the league with one point after a 2-2 draw against Social Atletico Television on December 8.

Their next match is set to take place on February 9 against Boca Juniors who sit top of the league with 31 points.

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