Who is... Marta
Marta, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year, is widely regarded as the best women's soccer player in history. The Brazilian soccer legend Pele has referred to her as "Pele with a skirt."
Although Brazil is fanatical about its soccer, that obsession is mainly focused on the men's game. Growing up, Marta was forced to play with the boys and was often questioned as to why she was even playing.
2004 Olympics, silver
2007 World Cup, runner-up
2008 Olympics, silver
2012 Olympics, 6th
After debuting for Brazil in 2003, Marta scored three goals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens as Brazil won the silver medal.
Marta is a three-time Olympian. She has eight career goals at the Olympics, including two at the London Games.
Off the field
Marta has been heavily involved in advocacy for women's soccer, especially in her home country of Brazil. At the 2014 Men's World Cup in Rio, Marta served as an ambassador for the tournament.