Former Olympique Lyonnais player Lucy Bronze became the first Englishwoman on Thursday but also the first defender to be voted best player by Fifa.
Manchester City defender, Lucy Bronze was named Thursday best player of the year 2020 during the trophy ceremony “The Best Fifa Football Awards”, succeeding the American Megan Rapinoe crowned at the end of the previous season. 29 years old, Lucy Bronze, European champion with OL in August, was in competition with her former teammate at OL Féminin Wendie Renard and striker Pernille Harder (Chelsea).
She took a step forward at OL
Lucy Bronze made her classes in the English Championship at Sunderland, then Everton (2010-2012 and Liverpool (2012-2014) where she won her first two league titles (2013, 2014). The Englishwoman then wore three years the City jersey, during which a brace in 2016 and an FA Cup in 2017 were added to his record. But football in England still lagging behind other countries, it is theOlympique lyonnais that she chose to take another step forward.
“When I left Manchester City, I had secured my place in the team and I was known everywhere but I was not what we call a superstar. I think it was in Lyon that I managed to take my game to another level “, she told Soccerbible.