marta loves her so much

I always follow both of them (Real Madrid and Barcelona) because I love watching football. But in the last few years I have been following Real Madrid more because I am in touch with some of the players and because I have a great admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. I admire his dedication to his profession, his work and his winner’s mentality - he always wants to win everything and he takes good care of himself to maintain himself in top shape. He has an immense ability to bounce back during the most difficult times. He’s always very focused and sure of himself and what he does. What I like about him is that whenever the team needs him, he’s there, without fail. He’s the player I follow the most. When he played for Manchester United, I followed Manchester United. So these days, I support Madrid because of him but I love watching Barcelona as well.
—  Marta

“The tribute to Formiga I believe it was the least I could do. She is an athlete who became for us here at the Seleção and around women’s football an icon, a myth, and a symbol of a great desire and perseverance, and of always believing that tomorrow will be better. And I personally had never seen Formiga raising a cup here at the Seleção as captain or something like that, so I figured it would be a good moment and I passed the captain’s armband to her there - a detail that Marco Aurélio gave me – a little tip. But I was already thinking about all this before the game, if I had the opportunity to share this moment with her, because she deserves all the honors.” - Marta