Sarah Bouhaddi and Dzsenifer Marozsan, the story continues
Her nomination for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, her performance with a broken hand in the final of the Women's Champions League in 2018, her winning shot on goal at the same stage of the competition the previous season, her IFFHS title as best goalkeeper of the world for three years in a row, her penalty scored in the league in 2015… the list of moments that make Sarah Bouhaddi a legend at OL is endless. Having arrived in 2009 after training at Clairefontaine then spending time in Toulouse and Juvisy, where she was champion of France, the goalkeeper from Cannes did not take long to earn her place in goal with the best team in France and soon all of Europe. After a short season of adaptation, with very several promising appearances before establishing itself as a first-choice part of the eleven, she has been unstoppable for over 10 years!
Her exploits with Lyon are not the only ones that speak for her brilliance. A French international with 149 caps has also racked up staggering statistics and an lengthy record with OL on her CV. Sarah Bouhaddi with Lyon has spent 11 seasons, featuring in 269 games including 66 in the European Cup, with only 77 goals conceded and even one scored! Her omnipresence and influence in the glorious story of the club has allowed him to fill her trophy cabinet with 11 league titles, 7 Coupes de France, 6 Women’s Champions Leagues, the new Trophée des Championnes and the Mobcast Cup. At 33 years old and despite an already monumental career, the second longest-serving player in the squad behind Wendie Renard still has it in her gloves! Sarah Bouhaddi hopes to continue writing her own legendary story at the same time as that of OL.
Even if she hasn't the same record of longevity with the club as her goalkeeper, she has been able to leave an indelible mark in just a few years in the story of OL. A Lyon player since summer 2016 after joining from Frankfurt, Dzsenifer Marozsan immediately showed what she could do with a ball. Ingenious in her dribbling, brilliant in her passing, precise on free kicks, altruistic in her vision; the German international has everything to make her a midfielder of very high class, one that brings others into play while being very often herself at the end of play.
Crowned best player in D1 on her arrival in France, "Maro" is also very close to the world's best with her two nominations for the Ballon d'Or in two editions (including finishing 3rd in 2018) thanks to her performances with Lyon . A player who made a resounding return at the end of 2018 after being struck by a pulmonary embolism has particularly impressed with her great performances in the Women’s Champions League where she has reigned supreme with OL since the 2016-17 season. Dzsenifer Marozsan has played a total of 113 games, scored 46 goals, won four French titles, two Coupes de France, three European Cups and a Trophée des Championnes. It makes for a nearly full trophy case for a player who will certainly continue to delight the fans in Lyon for several more seasons.