Ana Maria Marković, a talented Croatian footballer, has been making waves in the world of women’s football. Born on November 9, 1999, in Split, Croatia, she currently plays as a forward for the Swiss Women’s Super League club, Grasshopper, and represents the Croatian women’s national team. Marković’s journey to success has been remarkable, starting from her early years in Switzerland to becoming a prominent player on the international stage.
Ana Maria Early Life and Career:
At the age of 12, Ana Maria Marković and her family relocated from Split to Zürich, Switzerland. It was in Switzerland where she first discovered her passion for football. Inspired by the growth of women’s football, she began playing the sport at the age of 14. Marković showcased her skills with FC Zurich Frauen U21, scoring 7 goals in 26 appearances over three seasons. Her impressive performances caught the attention of Grasshopper, where she spent two seasons and made 55 appearances, netting 15 goals.
National Team Call-up:
The Croatian Football Federation noticed Marković’s talents while she was playing for Grasshopper, leading to her call-up to represent the Croatia national team. She had a memorable moment in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification match against Moldova, scoring a goal in Croatia’s commanding 4-0 victory at Stadion Aldo Drosina in Pula, Croatia.