Marta's career began at Vasco de Gama when she was just 14 years old, but the team's women's program was disbanded in 2001.
Debuting internationally at a mere 16 years old in 2002, Marta was part of the squad for the 2003 World Cup.
she secured the Female Player of the Year award for five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010.
In February 2021, Marta acquired a U.S. green card, granting her permanent residency status and qualifying her as a domestic player for NWSL roster purposes.
In January 2021, after being in a relationship for several years, Marta revealed her engagement to Orlando Pride teammate Toni Pressley.