People in town used to tell Marta that she wasn’t normal because she was the only girl playing in football tournaments.
“Of course, I’m not normal,” she says.
Now, she’s a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year.
This is the first episode in the three-part series “A Woman’s Game”. Each episode features women from different parts of the world who dedicated their lives to football, a sport dominated by men.
Director: Claudia Jardim
Producers: Irene Caselli and Mariangela Maturi
Editor: HyoJin Park
Special thanks to Orlando Pride and Brazilian Football Confederation.
This story was funded by the European Journalism Centre.