With the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2012 currently taking place in Japan, it is almost ten years to the day since Brazil's Marta first made her mark on the competition in Canada. The then 16-year-old hit six goals in as many games to help her team to a fourth-placed finish.
Two years later, the forward once again displayed her prodigious talent at the finals in Thailand, scoring three times before being voted player of the tournament. Nowadays, Marta is considered as perhaps the most outstanding player in the women's game, despite losing out to Japan's Homare Sawa in the race for the last FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award.
That crown belonged to Marta for five consecutive years between 2006 and 2010 and she has participated in three FIFA Women's World Cups™ as well as three Women's Olympic Football Tournaments. However, a trophy at a major international competition has so far eluded her.
In this latest Video of the Week, FIFA.com takes a closer look at the 26-year-old. In the interview, Marta recalls the start of her career on the streets in her homeland that paved the way for her success with A Seleção.