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  Born : Feb 19, 1986  

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Marta Vieira da Silva (born 19 February 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas), commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian football forward who plays for FC Rosengård of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She is also a member of the Brazil women's national football team.

She was named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times between 2006 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 (MVP) 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 all–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.

Marta can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013...

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