Marta Vieira da Silva (born February 19, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas), commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian women's football forward who plays for the Western New York Flash of Women's Professional Soccer. She is also a member of the Brazil women's national football team.
She is a five time winner of the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) award, and was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010). She was a member of the Brazilian National Teams that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics 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.