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Meet 1. FFC Frankfurt: in their own words

Players from UEFA Women's Champions League finalists 1. FFC Frankfurt give the inside track on their careers, inspiration and top tips in their exclusive self-written UEFA.com profiles.

Kerstin Garefekes has come a long way from "a club in a small village"
Kerstin Garefekes has come a long way from "a club in a small village" ©Gerry Penny

On Thursday 1. FFC Frankfurt will attempt to become the first team to win four European club titles when they meet holders Olympique Lyonnais in the UEFA Women's Champions League final in Munich.

Several of their squad, from experienced former Germany winger Kerstin Garefrekes to up-and-coming Dzsenifer Marozsán and Japan's FIFA Women's World Cup winner Saki Kumagai have written their own UEFA.com player profiles, revealing their inspirations, their toughest opponents, their first footballing memories and their advice to the next generation. How did Steffi Jones inspire Melanie Behringer? Why does Meike Weber recommend playing with "the boys"? We have the answers...

Fatmire Bajramaj
Melanie Behringer
Kerstin Garefrekes
Gina Lewandowski
Saki Kumagai
Dzsenifer Marozsán

Meike Weber

Our Women's Football section also has exclusive self-written profiles from many of the stars of the European game.

You can also watch Frankfurt captain Sandra Smisek and her Lyon opposite number Sonia Bompastor give their run-down of the players in action on Thursday.

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