Amway Global's Marta is FIFA Women's Player of the Year for a Fourth Consecutive Year

Dec 23, 2009, 13:22 ET from Amway Global

ADA, Mich., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway Global announced today that Marta, forward for the Los Angeles Sol of the Women's Professional Soccer league, was named FIFA Women's player of the year for a fourth consecutive year. She's won the award more times than any other soccer player.

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"We're proud of Marta's accomplishments," said Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing for Amway Global. "Winning FIFA player of the year for a fourth time shows she is a top performer in every aspect of her life."

"More importantly, Marta is an incredible role-model who wants to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle and pursue their dreams. That's why she's such a great representative for Amway Global and our NUTRILITE and ARTISTRY brands," Hartwig added.

Amway Global is also the jersey sponsor and exclusive provider of nutrition and skin care products for the Los Angeles Sol.

Marta had an incredible season in the inaugural year of the Women's Professional Soccer league. She won the PUMA Golden Boot Award as the league's top scorer, she was named 2009 MVP, she was a first-team WPS All-Star selection, and she led the Los Angeles Sol to the WPS Regular Season title and a spot in the WPS Championship.

ABOUT AMWAY GLOBAL

With its affiliates around the world, Amway Global (http://www.amwayglobal.com/) is a leader in the $80 billion global direct-selling industry. Established in 1959 as a seller of household cleaners, the company expanded and diversified over the years and today is a leader in Health and Beauty through its NUTRILITE® brand of nutritional supplements and the ARTISTRY® brand of skin care and cosmetics.

Amway reported sales of more than $8.2 billion last year and is helping millions of people lead better lives with its consumer products, business opportunities, and generous sharing through its One By One Campaign for Children. Amway's NUTRILITE brand is based in Buena Park, Calif., with extensive farming and processing operations in Lakeview, Calif. NUTRILITE also sponsors AC Milan and enjoys the endorsement of soccer superstar Ronaldinho. In the U.S., Amway Global also is the presenting sponsor of the San Jose Earthquakes.

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