Brazil forward Marta wants to use her record-breaking status to “push for more equality and women’s empowerment”.
|World Cup top scorers||Goals||Matches|
|Marta (five World Cups)||17||19|
|Miroslav Klose (four World Cups)||16||24|
|Ronaldo (three World Cups)||15||19|
The six-time world player of the year, who won the World Cup golden ball as top scorer at the 2007 tournament, has also been a runner-up in the annual global player awards five times.
She won Olympic silver medals with her country in 2004 and 2008, as well as reaching four European finals at club level.
The Brazil skipper became the first player to score in five separate World Cups in their defeat by Australia last Thursday, before netting her second goal of this summer’s event against Italy, and now has 106 senior international goals.
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