FIFA Women's World Cup: Marta becomes all-time goals leader
Forward scores No. 15 for Brazil in win over South Korea
Brazil forward Marta became the all-time World Cup leader in goals after she converted a penalty kick in a 2-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday.
Marta established the new tournament record in the 53rd minute to double the lead.
Marvelous Marta stands alone, with the most World Cup goals scored in history: 15 now, 2-0 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bra?src=hash">#bra</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWWC?src=hash">#FIFAWWC</a> <a href="http://t.co/yxiaGUbkng">pic.twitter.com/yxiaGUbkng</a>—@sluggahjells
Germany's Brigit Prinz, now retired, was the previous record holder with 14.
Marta, 29, is appearing in her fourth World Cup, having also competed in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Including Tuesday's game in Montreal, she has played 15 World Cup matches.
Current Team USA forward Abby Wambach isn't far behind with 13 goals.