Brazilian soccer star Marta stepped up to receive the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award for the fifth time in a row in Zurich on Monday evening. Such sustained success has been made possible by her elusive dribbling and fearless finishing, qualities that have made her the undisputed number one in the women’s game.
No less tearful than she was on her four previous wins, the elated Brazilian entertainer told FIFA.com how it felt to be on top of the world yet again.
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NOMINEES FOR THE FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
Marta in running for FIFA award–
by WPS – Staff Report–
Marta led WPS in goals in 2010 with 19 while guiding FC Gold Pride to the WPS Championship and regular season title.
Dec. 6, 2010) – Two-time Women’s Professional Soccer MVP Marta is one of three nominees for the 2010 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. The reigning four-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year is joined by Germany’s Fatmire Bajramaj and Birgit Prinz as nominees for the award.
Marta scored a league-leading 19 goals while guiding FC Gold Pride to the 2010 WPS Championship and regular-season title. The Brazilian star was named the MVP of the 2010 WPS Championship presented by Citi after tallying a goal and two assists in a 4-0 victory of the Philadelphia Independence and also won the MVP award at the 2010 WPS All-Star Game presented by U.S. Coast Guard Reserve after scoring a pair of goals to lead Marta XI to a 5-2 win over Abby XI.
Internationally, Marta also helped Brazil qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was the leading goalscorer at the South American qualifying tournament.
The winner of the 2010 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award will be announced on January 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.