Marta Vieira Da Silva Research Paper

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Northeastern Brazil Brooke Howell Throughout the Northeast, there is so much culture and history within this region. However, Marta Vieira da Silva is the real inspiration in my eyes. She is truly a reason for the development of the women’s game throughout the world. Marta Vieira da Silva was born on February 19, 1986. She was born in Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil. Marta developed her love and skills for the game by playing on the streets with the other neighborhood kids mostly boys. She played with deflated soccer balls that had been abandoned by other people. She also used would make a soccer ball from grocery bags she found within her small, poor town. Marta was never rich, but she developed her love for the game without the help…show more content…
Although her first professional team was discontinued due to the lack of money, she went to Santa Cruz futbol club for a short period of time. However, at the age of seventeen, she moved to Sweden to join Umeå IK. Here in Sweden is where Marta really found her home. However, Marta signed a three-year deal with a United States Women’s Professional Soccer League team called Los Angeles Sol in 2009. Until, this team had many major problems with financial aspects of their team forcing Marta to play for FC Gold Pride and then the Western New York Flash for the remainder of her three-year deal. Throughout the difficulties faced she won the MVP honors in 2009 and 2010, when she lead the Gold Pride and Flash to the WPS championships. While taking them to the championship, she also lead the league in goals all of her three seasons. In 2011, Marta returned to Brazil to play for Santos FC during the WPS’s offseason and also rejoined the Brazilian Women’s National Team for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Although Brazil’s run was ended unexpectedly in the Quarterfinals, Marta scored four goals and added to her total which was, fourteen. Marta’s fourteen goals ties for the all-time lead with a player for Germany’s National team. Marta returned to her home in Sweden in 2012, which is where see resides
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