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From Out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Brazilian Women’s Football and the Pioneering Figure of Marta

Cláudia Samuel Kessler and Silvana Vilodre Goellner

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Marta, one of the few football (soccer) stars to be known by only her first name was raised in abject poverty in the football crazy Brazil, also home to male star Pele. Her inclusion on a boys’ team ... More


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