Brazil’s football legend marta to retire from international play.

Marta, Brazil’s iconic football striker and record-breaker in both men’s and women’s football, has announced her retirement from international competition this year, marking the end of an illustrious career. The 38-year-old, who currently plays for Orlando Pride in the United States, aims to cap off her international journey with a sixth appearance at the upcoming Paris Olympics.

In an interview with CNN, Marta expressed her intention to savor every moment if selected for the Olympics, emphasizing that regardless of her participation, this year marks her final chapter with the national team. With a sense of calmness, Marta looks ahead with optimism, acknowledging the emergence of young athletes and the positive trajectory of Brazilian football.

Affectionately referred to as “Queen Marta,” she holds the record as Brazil’s all-time leading goal scorer, with an impressive tally of 116 goals in 175 matches. Marta’s legacy extends to the global stage, where she holds the record for the most goals scored in Women’s World Cup history, with 17 goals. Her international accolades include three Copa America Femenina titles and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.

Marta’s illustrious club career spans across various continents, beginning with Vasco da Gama in Brazil and featuring stints at renowned Swedish clubs such as Umea IK, Tyreso FF, and Rosengard. In the United States, she has showcased her talent for teams like Los Angeles Sol, Western New York Flash, and Gold Pride.

As Marta prepares to bid farewell to the international stage, her extraordinary contributions to Brazilian football will forever be celebrated, leaving an indelible mark on the sport’s history.