Forward who joined Brazil's national team in 2002 and became the all-time leading scorer in Women's World Cup history. She was named the FIFA World Player of the Year five straight years from 2006 to 2010. In 2017, she became a Swedish citizen.
She played youth soccer at Centro Sportivo Alagoano in 1999.
In 2009, Sports Illustrated named her the seventh-greatest women's athlete of the 2000s.
Her parents are named Aldario and Tereza.
She surpassed Birgit Prinz as the all-time leading scorer at the Women's World Cup when she scored her 15th goal in 2015.