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England defender Lucy Bronze named UEFA Women's Player of the Year

Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Lucy Bronze has earned 75 England caps since her debut in June 2013

Lucy Bronze has won the 2019 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

The 27-year-old pipped Lyon club mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry to the prestigious prize.

Not only is Bronze the first English player to win the accolade, she was also the first English player to have made the final three in the award's seven-year history.

Bronze, widely regarded as the best right-back in the world, had a season to remember, winning the treble with Lyon before helping the Lionesses finish fourth at the World Cup in France.

Bronze scored a screamer against Norway in the World Cup quarter final

She was later awarded the World Cup Silver Ball for being the second best player at the tournament, behind only triumphant USA captain Megan Rapinoe.

Bronze said: “I’m ecstatic and super humbled to have won the award, up against two fantastic players.

“I want to say a huge thanks to the England team. We had a great summer and I don’t think I would have won this award of it wasn’t for them.

“It’s the same with the Lyon team. We had an amazing season, we won the treble and any one of those girls could have [won this award].

“I want to thank both teams for pushing me to [become] a better player and the player that I am today.”

By FA Staff