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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Marta Vieira da Silva


Marta Vieira da Silva, also known as Marta, is a fantastic female soccer player from Brazil. She’s one of the best female soccer players ever, and she has done amazing things for the sport. Marta serves as a beacon for aspiring women soccer players through her impact on the sport.

Marta was born on February 19, 1986, in Brazil. She loved playing soccer from an early age, even though most people at the time believed girls should not play. Marta didn’t let that stop her though, she played on a team when she was just 14 and quickly showed how skilled she was. From an early age, Marta was competing with boys because very few girls played the sport.

What makes soccer players the proudest is being able to represent their country in international competitions. Marta got the chance to play in lots of major international tournaments, like the Women’s World Cup. She was called up to her first world cup, the 2007 FIFA Womens World Cup, at age 21. Marta has also played in the Olympics and won two silver medals for Brazil in 2004 and 2008. Being the top scorer for women’s Brazilian soccer, she considered the greatest female player of all time by many.

Besides playing for Brazil, Marta has also played for teams in Sweden, Brazil, and the United States. Wherever she plays, she makes a significant impact. Marta isn’t just famous for soccer; she also speaks up for women in sports. She wants everyone to have the same chances to play and succeed, no matter who they are or what background they come from.

Marta’s not done yet, she’s still playing soccer and inspiring lots of people around the world. Marta currently plays for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL (National Womens Soccer League). Her hard work and talent have shown that girls can be amazing soccer players too. Marta’s legacy will last a long time due to her winning the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award five times (Tied for 2nd place for most), which shows how amazing she is.

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Hassan Ibnaouf
Hassan Ibnaouf, staff writer

My name is Hassan Ibnaouf, and this is my first year in journalism. I am a junior at Page and 16 years old.

I wanted to do journalism because I wanted to find more hobbies that could let me be creative. I enjoy watching sports and shows online. When I want to relax I tend to play video games. In the future I plan on going to college.

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