The 30 Most Dominant Female Athletes Today

29. Marta, Soccer

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Wearing No. 10 on the pitch is a prestigious honor, and few deserve it more than Brazil’s Marta. Nicknamed “Pele in skirts” by Pele himself, Marta has been the glue that has kept the Brazilian Women’s National team together for the last decade. Her international career began with a bang, helping guide Brazil to a win over the United States U-20 team in the 2007 Pan American Games.

Marta made her FIFA World Cup debut later that year, winning the “Golden Ball” award as Brazil fell to Germany in the final. In 154 total caps, Marta has scored an astonishing 108 times. With six FIFA World Player of the Year trophies to her name, Marta is considered one of the best women’s players of all-time.