Lucy Bronze

By Giovanni Wanneh

Football Writer,

England’s 28-year-old right back Lucy Bronze was named BBC women’s player of the year 2020, on March 24, ahead of United States’ skipper Megan Rapineo and Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema.

Having narrowly missed out on the Ballon d’Or award to Rapinoe, Lucy on Tuesday received the same individual award she had won two years back (2018).

The lady referred to by many as the most modern day right back in the women’s game had a blast of a year as she won all domestic titles and the ultimate Champions league trophy with French giants Lyon. Bronze was named UEFA women’s player of the year – and went ahead to win the SheBelieves cup for country, as well as she led the Lionesses to a fourth place finish in the 2019 WWC.

Lucy Bronze was handed the award in her residence in Manchester, and she is now only the second woman to have won the prestigious individual award for the second time in its 6th year of existence after Ada Hegerberg.

Vivianne Miedema came second in the perking order, a reward for having led the Netherlands as far as the third place in the WWC with three goals while Ballon d’Or holder Magan Rapinoe was third in a record making year as per total number of votes recorded.

Australia’s Sam Kerr and USA midfield maestro Julie Ertz made part of the five players shortlisted but couldn’t find space on the podium in what was a relatively stiff competition in the growing women’s game.


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