Marta’s excellence continued in subsequent World Cups and Olympic Games, where she consistently rose to the occasion. In the 2011 World Cup, she led Brazil to the quarter-finals, displaying her trademark flair and poise and finishing the tournament with four goals. Despite falling short, Marta’s performances garnered admiration and respect from fellow players and opponents alike.
During her fourth World Cup in 2015, Marta became the all-time top scorer of the women’s tournament with 15 goals. During the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she became the first player, male or female, to score at five FIFA World Cup tournaments when she scored a penalty against Australia in Brazil’s second group game. In the next match, she scored another penalty, this time against Italy, to become the outright leading goal scorer, male or female, at the World Cup with 17 goals in total. A Legacy of Excellence: Marta’s unparalleled achievements have earned her a multitude of accolades, including numerous individual awards and records. Apart from holding the record for the most World Cup goals scored, she has won six FIFA World Player of the Year awards and two Olympic silver medals - a testament to her scoring prowess and longevity at the highest level.