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Lyon and Lionesses' defender Lucy Bronze wins second BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award

24 March 2020

Lyon and Lionesses' defender Lucy Bronze wins second BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award

Lucy Bronze has been named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020 © Damien Meyer, AFP

England and Lyon full-back Lucy Bronze has been named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year for a second time.

Defender Lucy saw off some exceptional football talent to add the 2020 award to her 2018 trophy.

Arsenal and Holland striker Vivianne Miedema finished second while America's Megan Rapinoe – winner of the Ballon d’Or and the 2019 World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Boot – was third.

Speaking to the BBC Lucy said: “I’m definitely surprised – I wasn’t expecting it. It’s pretty special and quite amazing.

“All the girls that have been nominated are global superstars. I look at the list now and think everyone knows who these girls are so that’s pretty special.”

She receives the 2020 prize after helping the Lionesses reach the semi-finals of last summer’s World Cup in France where they were pipped by eventual tournament winners US.

England also secured the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, while Lucy celebrated a treble of trophies at club level with Lyon – the Champions League along with a French League and Cup double.

A memorable year saw Lucy named UEFA’s Women’s Player of the Year, finish runner-up in the Ballon d’Or Feminin and claim the Silver Ball for the second most outstanding player at the 2019 World Cup Finals.

 

 

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