Marta has slowly dropped in the rankings since 2016 and for the first time finds herself outside the top 20 in 2019. It’s not that Marta had a bad year, but she’s no longer performing to the super human levels of her peak years. The world though did get to see glimpses of her talent and while there were fears Brazil would struggle at the World Cup, Marta find the net twice and in her first three games for Orlando Pride after returning from France she scored four goals. Marta added two more before the end of the season to cap a really strong second half of the year and at 33 may have one more World Cup in her, but her target will now be the Olympics in Tokyo next summer.
|⇐ 27. Lindsey Horan||25. Jenni Hermoso ⇒|