Dzsenifer Marozsan heads to Olympique Lyonnais
Jean-Michel Aulas presents Marozsan as a Lyon player | Source: @OL

One of the game's top players, Dzsenifer Marozsán, has joined Olympique Lyonnais and signed a two year contract.

The German international, whose contract will be until June 2018, had a prominent career at 1. FFC Frankfurt and her departure from the Frauen-Bundesliga has come as somewhat as a surprise after the club had seemingly managed to keep the player during the last summer transfer window. However, the German side could not get her to extend her contract and have now lost a premier player.

A massive blow for Frankfurt

Marozsán has had a storied career so far and, at the age of 24, still has plenty more to offer. She began her professional career at 14 with 1. FC Saarbrücken and became the youngest ever player to play in the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga. She went on to make 38 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals and helping the club reach promotion into the German first division as well as finish as the runner-up in the 2008 DFB-Pokal.

Marozsán's apparent potential attracted the attention of Frankfurt, and in 2009 she joined the Hesse-based side. The German midfielder made 119 appearances for the club and scored 32 goals. Along with two DFB-Pokal titles, in 2011 and 2014, Marozsán was also involved with Frankfurt's 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League campaign where they ran out as eventual champions.

Marozsán in action for Germany | Source:
Marozsán in action for Germany | Source:

Marozsán spoke to Olympique Lyonnais' official club website after her signing announcement and stated her excitement at joining "the most professional team in Europe". The midfielder also shared her desire to help Lyon in their search for titles next season and seemed "willing to work very hard as a player and a member" of the team. She also thanked her previous club for her time there and stated that she would "never forget that period" in her life.

Marozsán's also gained international honours with the German national team at various levels; winning the European U-17 Championship, the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the European Championship with the senior team. She has made 59 senior appearances and has scored 27 goals for her country.

The German international's individual honours also include the Silver Ball and Golden Shoe at the 2008 FIFA U-17 World Cup.