- Marta signs two-year contract with Orlando Pride
- The Brazilian is the five-time Women's Player of the Year and The Best FIFA Women's Player 2016 finalist
- Orlando Pride's first match is on Saturday 15 April at Portland Thorns
One of women’s football’s most recognisable faces, Marta brings a wealth of experience to the Pride. Not only was she honoured women’s world player of the year for five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010, she has appeared in four FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments and the last four editions of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament with Brazil.
Her many individual achievements include winning the adidas Golden Ball as the best player at both the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Thailand 2004 and FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007, as well as the adidas Golden Shoe as the top scorer at China 2007 with seven goals.