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Marta repeats as women's soccer's top player
December 18th, 2007 7AM

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Brazilian star Marta has repeated as the FIFA Women's World Player, earning 988 points to beat Birgit Prinz of Germany with 507 and fellow Brazilian Cristiane with 150.

Marta's 2007 award comes on the heels of a standout performance at the 2007 Women's World Cup in China, where she scored two goals against the USA in Brazil's 4-0 win in the semifinals.

Brazil finished second to Prinz's Germany at the Women's World Cup, where Marta was the MVP and leading scorer with seven goals. Brazil also won the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Marta scored twice in a 5-0 win over the USA in the final played at the Maracana Stadium.

Marta recently re-signed with Swedish club Uema, for which she scored 25 goals in 2007.

She has finished on the FIFA Women's World Player podium each of the last four years. She finished third in 2004 and second in 2005 -- behind Prinz both years.

The FIFA Women's Player of the Year award was introduced in 2001. Mia Hamm won the award the first two years. Prinz captured the first of three awards in 2003 when she led Germany to its first Women's World Cup title.

 



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