Lucy Bronze claimed BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020 award for the second time


Britain and Lyon safeguard Lucy Bronze has been named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020.

Bronze, 28, has asserted the honor for the subsequent time, in the wake of winning in 2018.

“Winning a trophy twice is unique since it’s so a lot harder,” she said.

Netherlands and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema came next and Reign FC’s United States forward Megan Rapinoe third, as the honor pulled in the most elevated number of votes in its six-year history.

Different chosen people on the five-player waitlist for the BBC World Service grant were Australia and Chelsea striker Sam Kerr and USA and Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz.

Bronze’s 2019 included being named Uefa’s Women’s Player of the Year and completing as sprinter up in the ladies’ Ballon d’Or, behind Rapinoe.

With her club she guaranteed a trophy treble, winning the French alliance and cup, just as the Champions League, while with England she won the SheBelieves Cup and scored a vital 20-yard strike as she helped the Lionesses arrive at the World Cup semi-finals.

“I take a gander at the rundown of candidates for this honor – before people in general didn’t perhaps know as much about the players – and now I think: ‘Everyone knows who these young ladies are’,” Bronze disclosed to BBC World Service from her home in Manchester, where she is remaining during football’s shutdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“That is unquestionably truly exceptional. Things have changed such a great amount since the World Cup, and one year from now with a home Euros it’s something that can change significantly more and get much greater, particularly for us in England.

“In the previous two years I’ve changed to such an extent as an individual and a pioneer. I’d prefer to think my football has improved a piece – however as an individual I’ve grown up a great deal. I’m coming up to 30 so I need to.

“At the point when I was more youthful I simply needed to play and win, yet now I’m taking on a greater job to enable the group to succeed at England and Lyon.”

As it represents Bronze, 2020 would incorporate speaking to Britain at the Olympics in Tokyo and afterward an European Championship in England in the late spring of 2021.

The two competitions are chances to proceed with the development of the ladies’ down, with intrigue and survey numbers at an unsurpassed high.

“I despite everything state 2019 was one of my most disillusioning years, simply in light of the World Cup,” said Bronze.

“Be that as it may, I’m beginning to think back even now and saying I accomplished a great deal and had a great year, most likely an exceptional year in my profession as far as winning trophies.

“The World Cup truly hit me hard, however it’s inspired me to accomplish more. I need to win something with the national group, regardless of whether that is with Great Britain or England. I’d swap all my individual honors just to get my hands on something to that effect.”

With the spread of coronavirus all through Europe, Bronze came back to her home in Manchester a week ago and is remaining with two housemates.

“I’m doing quite well, I have a little scaled down rec center set up in my home and I have Astroturf in my back nursery. I have two or three footballs, I don’t generally require much else to keep myself involved,” she said.

“We have football tennis going on in the back nursery and a lot of nourishment. We’ve been looking for some nourishment the recent days so we’re in acceptable spirits right now.”


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