Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Orlando Pride's Marta awarded her sixth Women's World Player of the Year title

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 11:37 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO CRED: JEREMY REPER
  • Photo cred: Jeremy Reper
On Monday, Orlando Pride standout and Brazilian superstar Marta received the honor of her sixth FIFA Player of the Year award during a ceremony in London, making her the all-time leader in the award.

The Best FIFA Women's Player 2018 award was voted on by fans, media, national team captains and national team coaches based on the players' accomplishments from Aug. 7, 2017 to May 24, 2018. Marta, who won the award consecutively from 2006 to 2010, beat out Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan and Norway's Ada Hegerberg for the 2018 honor.



Marta also finished second in voting in 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016, as well as third in 2004 and 2013.

"I'm really speechless because this is a fantastic moment and people tell me, 'You've been in this position so many times before, and every time you get emotional.' I do this because this means so much to me, since the first moment that I saw that this is the best thing I can do with y life, which is to play soccer, and to practice this fantastic sports," Marta said from the awards ceremony's stage at London's Royal Festival Hall.

Marta joined the Pride in 2017, where she set a Club record with 13 goals through the season, as well as contributing six assists. Earning a playoff appearance, the Pride finished their regular season third overall.

Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 13, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation