Marta Vieira da Silva, commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian football forward who plays for the TyresÃ¶ FF of Damallsvenskan. She is also a member of the Brazil women's national football team.
She has been named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was a member of the Brazilian national teams that won the silver medal at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also awarded the Golden Ball at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. In the 2007 Women's World Cup, she won both the Golden Ball award as the best player and the Golden Boot award as the top scorer. She also tops the allâ€“time Women's World Cup goalscorer list alongside Birgit Prinz.
In January 2013 she was named as one of the six Ambassadors of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, others being Amarildo, Bebeto, Carlos Alberto Torres, Ronaldo and Mario Zagallo.