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Hungarian-born Marozsán Elected Decade’s Best European Female Footballer

Hungary Today 2021.02.04.

Hungarian-born German footballer Dzsenifer Marozsán emerged as the best European female player of the decade, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Marozsán, age 28, beat Norwegian Ada Hegerberg and French Wendie Renard for the title.

Although Olympique Lyonnais-star Marozsán was born in Budapest, she plays for the German national team as a German citizen.

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Her father, János Marozsán, won the Hungarian championship with Budapest Honvéd in 1991 and was capped four times for the national team before signing with 1. FC Saarbrücken in 1996. He then settled in Germany and as a result, his daughter, despite being born in Budapest, began her career in Germany and has since become one of the top female footballers in the world.

Her illustrious career includes five Women’s Champions League titles on a club level, one with her previous German club (FFC Frankfurt), and four with her current French side. This adds to several championships and cup trophies both in Germany and France.

Her path in the German national team is just as successful. She scored the deciding goal at the Rio Olympics’ final in 2016, helping Germany bag the gold medal for the first time in history. Moreover, in 2013 she also won the UEFA Women’s Championship (the Women’s Euro). It was last September when she earned her 100th cap for the German national team, which she also regularly captains too.

She has been elected the Female Player of the Year in the French championships three times, and three times the Women’s Footballer of the Year in Germany. Earlier, IFFHS elected her the World’s Best Playmaker in 2016, 2018, and 2020, and has also recently won the decade’s award in this category.

featured image via Balázs Czagány/MTI