Brazilian women's soccer star Marta to play in Sweden
Five-time FIFA world player of the year Marta is returning to play in the Swedish league.
Swedish club Tyreso presented the Brazilian star as its latest recruit at a news conference in Stockholm Wednesday.
The 26-year-old played for three seasons in the U.S. Women's Professional Soccer league before it was suspended amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner. She will now return to the Swedish league where she spent five seasons with Umea between 2004-08.
"The goal is to win the Swedish league this year and play Champions League next season," Marta said. "I enjoy being in Sweden. It is my second home and I have very good memories from here."
Marta said she could have earned a higher salary in other countries, but that "money isn't everything."
The value of the contract wasn't disclosed.
Marta will join previous Tyreso recruits Caroline Seger, Lisa Dahlkvist, Linda Sembrant — all of Sweden — and Veronica Borquete of Spain. The club finished fourth in the league last year.