Midfielder named German Footballer of the Year in 2011; joined the German national team in 2005.
She began her youth career with DJK/VfL Giesenkirchen in 1993.
She helped lead FCR 2001 Duisburg to a UEFA Women's Cup in 2008–09.
She married fellow soccer player Enis Alushi in 2013.
She finished third place in the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or voting; American goalkeeper Hope Solo was also amongst the 10 finalists.