Lucy Bronze named the best FIFA women’s player of the year for 2020
Lucy Bronze has been named as The Best FIFA Women’s Player of the Year for 2020!
The 29-year-old has also been included in the FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World XI for the third time in the last four years – a line-up which is chosen and compiled by her fellow professionals.
Bronze saw off competition for the main accolade meanwhile from former Lyon teammate Wendie Renard and Chelsea striker Pernille Harder, with this the latest addition in a long line of personal awards for the defender.
The year of 2020 has seen the seasoned full-back win the UEFA Women’s Champions League for a third successive time with Olympique Lyonnais, completing a treble winning 2019/20 campaign that also saw her lift the Division 1 Feminine and Coupe de France.
And following her return to Manchester City, she was victorious in the Women’s FA Cup Final against Everton at Wembley Stadium in November.
These personal honours meanwhile are in addition to her being named as BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year back in March.
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Speaking about both awards, Bronze said: “What a surprise – even be nominated alongside the two other players, they are both incredible players and outstanding human beings as well.
“I don’t think I have the words right now to explain how I am feeling. If there is anything 2020 has taught us, it is to appreciate every moment you have, never look too far ahead and live in the here and now.
“I will appreciate winning this award now more than ever and I will remember this moment for the rest of my life.”