Picture : Jean-Michel Aulas, President of Olympique Lyonnais and the team with Dzsenifer Marozsan, receiving the IFFHS Award 2016 in Lyon
IFFHS AWARDS – THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER 2016 and 2018 : DZSENIFER MAROZSAN (GERMANY/OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS)
Dzsenifer Marozsan, born 18 April 1992 in Budapest (Hungary), is considered as the World’s Best Woman Playmaker of the last decade (2011-2020). She plays always for Germany at the international level and for Olympique Lyonnais in France for the national and international club competitions. She is the only one to have won two times the Award (2016, 2018) of THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER by IFFHS.
Born in Budapest, Dzsenifer Marozsan moved with her family to Germany in 1996, her father was professional and international Hungarian. She began her career in DJK Burbach with boys teams before to join the youth team of 1FC Saarbrücken (2003 to 2007). At 14 years and months, she made her debut in the German Bundesliga with Saarbrücken and was naturalised German. She holds always the record of the Youngest Bundesliga Goal Scorer at 15 and 4 months. She played 43 matches with Saarbrücken in two years and scored 16 goals, winning the 2.Bundesliga title 2008/09 and being runner-up of the German Cup in 2007/08.
Playmaker with Lyon
Playmaker with Germany
She signed in 2009 with 1FFC Frankfurt (176 matches, 58 goals). During her time in the club (2009 to 2016), she won two German Cups (2010/11, 2013/14) and particularly the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 against Paris SG in the final. She took also two second places in the Bundesliga and reached her first UEFA Champions League final in 2011/12, when she was defeated by her future club Olympique Lyonnais.
In July 2016, Marozsan signed with Olympique Lyonnais, where she is currently the Playmaker of the World’s Best Woman Club by IFFHS since 2015. She won there 3 UEFA Champions League (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19), 3 France Ligue A titles (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19) and two French Cups (2017, 2019) ! At today she scored 32 goals in 87 matches with OL.
IFFHS Award 2016
IFFHS Award 2018
At the international level with Germany, she was the best player U15 (13 goals in 12 matches), U17 (21 goals in 21 matches), U19 (13 goals in 12 matches) and U20 (6 goals in 17 matches), winning the UEFA Women’s U17 championship 2008 and the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2010 ! She was crowned FIFA U17 World Cup Golden Shoe and Silver Ball 2008, FIFA U20 World Cup Golden ball 2012 and UEFA U17 Championship Top Scorer 2008 !
She made her debut at 18 in the senior national team on 28 october 2010 against Australia. She played since this match 97 games with Germany and scored 32 goals, participating at the UEFA Euros 2013 and 2017, the FIFA World Cups 2015 and 2019. She won the Gold Medal of the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio with Germany, scoring the winning goal and the UEFA Euro 2013 title ! She won also the Algarve Cup 2012 and 2014.
Since the creation of the IFFHS Women Awards in 2012, Dzsenifer Marozsan was always ranked in the Top 5, winning two Awards of THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER in 2016 and 2018 ! She was also crowned France Ligue 1 Best Player all 3 seasons since 2016 and Woman Footballer of the Year in Germany the 3 last years ! She was nominated in all the All Star Teams of the Year in FIFA, UEFA and IFFHS , being considered as the World’s Best Playmaker of the Decade. And she is only 28 !