Marta
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The fact that Marta Vieira da Silva was named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year five times in a row between 2006 and 2010 is an indication of her high standing in the game. During her richly successful career the Brazilian star has also helped take her national team further in international competition than ever before, but without yet going on to claim either Olympic gold or the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. She nevertheless continues to delight fans with her skills, both in her country’s famous yellow jersey and for her Swedish club Tyreso FF.