The world of football was left in shock recently when one of the world’s most beautiful footballers, Marta Vieira da Silva, broke down in tears and revealed that she was ‘saying goodbye to football for a long time’.
The Brazilian international, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female footballers of all time, made the announcement during a press conference in her home country. She was visibly emotional as she spoke, and her words were met with a stunned silence from the assembled media.
Marta, who has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award five times, said that she had been struggling with injuries for some time and that she had decided to take a break from the game. She said that she was ‘saying goodbye to football for a long time’ and that she was ‘not sure when I will be back’.
The 33-year-old, who has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including FC Barcelona, Orlando Pride and the Brazilian national team, said that she was ‘sad and disappointed’ to be leaving the game. She said that she had ‘given her all’ to the sport and that she was ‘grateful for all the opportunities it had given her’.
Marta’s announcement has been met with an outpouring of emotion from the footballing world. Players, coaches and fans have all taken to social media to express their sadness at her decision and to wish her well for the future.
Marta is widely regarded as one of the most talented and beautiful footballers of all time. She has been a role model for young girls around the world and her skill and grace on the pitch have been an inspiration to many.
It is a sad day for football fans everywhere as one of the game’s most iconic players says goodbye to the sport for a long time. We wish Marta all the best for the future and hope that she will one day return to the game she loves so much.