Marta Vieira da Silva (born February 19, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas), commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian female 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 has been named FIFA World Player of the Year four times (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) and was the inaugural winner of that award's successor, the FIFA Ballon d'Or, in 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. She also tops the all–time Women's World Cup goalscorer list alongside Birgit Prinz. She is widely regarded as one of the best female soccer players of all time.