The Marta Cardona, 27, from Zaragoza gave victory to Spain against Denmark (0-1) in the 90th minute of the Europe championship Women 2022. A superb header, far from the gloves of the Danish goalkeeper, who added three points to the spanish selection Directed by Jorge Vilda on the final day of Group B. Spain advances to the quarter-finals to face hosts England. Women’s football, in full swing and covered by the media, is emerging on the international scene thanks to this Aragonese talent who is currently playing in the Real Madrid CF and promised a lot of football in the Zaragoza SBB.
Marta Cardona’s career in Spanish football
Marta Cardona made her first-team debut with the coach Albert Bern of the former Prainsa Zaragoza, now Zaragoza Women’s Soccer Club, in the 2011-2012 season. Years in which the club competed in the first division, being one of the best teams and winning vice-champion of the Copa de la Reina in 2013. The striker, versatile in the attacking area with a presence at both wing ends throughout his career, spent four years in the Zaragoza structure until signing for Levante.
Long persecuted by a power in Spanish women’s football like the real company, ended up signing for the club ‘txuri urdin’ after playing for a year in Valencia. While at San Sebastian, he won the Copa de la Reina title in 2019. In 2020, Cardona made history for being part of Real Madrid’s first team during their foray into women’s football. During the 2020-2021 campaign, she scored 14 goals, being named the league’s revelation player. In the following campaign, 2021-2022, a right knee injury forced him to undergo surgery at the start of the season until he reappeared doing one of the things he knows best: scoring goals.
An evolution with a European dream
Cardona played futsal until the age of 15, until a call from Zaragoza CFF convinced her to try playing soccer 11. His companion, María León, had already taken the plunge the previous year. In the footsteps of its football reference, the Compostela Vero Boquete, The progress of the Zaragoza striker has evolved in parallel with the achievements that women’s football has conquered, such as the first collective agreement and its professionalization both in the media and in advertising.
Now, as her family visits the Virgen del Pilar to bolster her daughter’s chance in the European Championship which is being played at EnglandCardona and her teammates are already preparing for the quarter-final match against the English team. The dream of winning the trophy and being champion of Europe is still valid. Together with Mapi León, they represent Aragon in the selection. There would have been three, but the premature injury of Salma Paralluelo he deprives the young woman of participating in the European expedition.