(Soccer America continues its countdown to the 2015 Women's World Cup with the eighth of 20 profiles of the women to watch in Canada.)
FFC Frankfurt won the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League with a 2-1 win over Paris St. Germain on Thursday in Berlin. Between the two teams, seven players in the game
are on Germany's shortlist for the Women's World Cup, among them Hungarian-born Dzsenifer Marozsan, who at 23 is Germany's playmaker.
Marozsan's father, Janos,
was a Hungarian international player, and she is the youngest player to ever play in the Frauen-Bundesliga, debuting at 14 for Saarbruecken, where Janos finished his career. She was 17 when she moved
to FFC Frankfurt.
Frankfurt is one of the traditional powers of German women's soccer but its only titles before the 2015 UEFA Women's Championship League since Marozsan arrived in 2009
were German Cup titles in 2011 and 2014.
Marozsan, who says Cristiano Ronaldo is the player who most inspired her, won the Golden Boot as the top
scorer at the inaugural Under-17 Women's World Cup in 2008 and starred on Germany's 2010 Under-20 Women's World Cup championship team, but she missed the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany with a knee
injury suffered a month before the finals.
In 2012, Marozsan won the Golden Ball as the top player at the Under-20 Women's
World Cup, ahead of Japan's Hanae Shibata and U.S. captain Julie Johnston. She scored only one goal but had six assists
to lead Germany to five straight wins before its 1-0 loss to the United States in the final.
In 2013, she returned to the national team and helped it win the Women's European Championship in Sweden, where she had the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over
the hosts in the semifinals.
The 2014 FIFA Women's Player of the Year Nadine Kessler has been injured since last fall and wasn't expected to
play in the World Cup, but Marozsan's important in the German midfield was magnified with the stunning news on Friday that Fatmire Alushi, who started for PSG on Thursday, is
pregnant and will miss the tournament.
UEFA Women's Champions League Final THURSDAY, MAY 14 FFC Frankfurt 2 Paris SG 1. Goals: Sasic 32, Islacker 90+2; Delie 40. FFC Frankfurt -- Schumann; Schmidt (Huth 79),
Priessen, Kuznik, Hendrich, Laudehr (Ando 88); Marozsan, Boquete, Garefrekes; Crnogorcevic (Islacker 66), Sasic. Paris SG -- Kiedrzynek; Houara, Delannoy,
Krahn, Boulleau (Henning 60); Kaci, Cruz Trana; Alushi (Georges 58), Dali; Delie, Asllani (Sarr 90+5) Att.: 17,147.