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The Greatest Female Footballer Of All Time

Marta Vieira da Silva (born 19 February 1986), commonly known as Marta ( [ˈmaɾtɐ] ), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward . With 17 goals, she holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA World Cup tournaments. [2] Moreover, she is the first footballer of either gender to score at five World Cup editions, [3] a feat matched by Christine Sinclair in 2019.  

Marta was discovered by Brazilian female coach Helena Pacheco when she was 14 years old. After playing for the CSA youth team, Marta started her professional career at Vasco da Gama in 2000. After two years, she was transferred to Santa Cruz, a small club in the state of Minas Gerais, [10] where she would play for two more seasons, before joining Umeå IK of Sweden.Marta Viera da Silva is widely regarded as the best female footballer of all-time and she underlined those credentials by setting two new World Cup records. Her 26th minute spot-kick opened the scoring in Brazil's second group game of the 2019 Women's World Cup. It was Marta's 16th goal during the final tournament stage of a World Cup - equalliing the Men's all-time record set by Germany's Miroslav Klose over four World Cup finals: 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

That was not the only record which Marta, a six-time World Player of the Year, set today - she is the only player, male or female, to have scored in five different World Cup finals. 

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