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SportsMarta becomes 1st player to score in 5 World Cups

20:55  13 june  2019
20:55  13 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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This was when she put her team 1-0 ahead in their Group C game against Australia in Montpellier. The 33-year-old netted a record-extending 16th FIFA World Cup goal from the penalty kick spot. She has already scored at the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 tournaments.(Reuters/NAN).

Marta becomes 1st player to score in 5 World Cups© Elsa / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Brazil forward Marta added to her legendary career on Thursday, converting a penalty against Australia to become the first player to score in five separate World Cups.

No other footballer, male or female, has scored more than Marta's 16 tournament goals.

Marta has now recorded tallies in the 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019 Women's World Cups. Her biggest haul came in China in 2007 when she finished as the top scorer with seven goals.

However, she has never won the tournament.

Canada forward Christine Sinclair, who's four goals shy of breaking the all-time international scoring record, can join Marta as the second player to find the back of the net in five different World Cups if she tallies in France this year.

Sinclair's next opportunity will come Saturday in Group E action against New Zealand.

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