Lucy Bronze named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

Lucy Bronze UEFA Women's Plkayer of the Year

The Lionesses’ Lucy Bronze has been named the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, the first ever English winner of the award.

In a vote by top coaches and journalists in the women’s game, Bronze saw off Lyon team-mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry to take the honour.

Like the other contenders, the Lionesses star was unable to attend the awards ceremony due to a clash with the women’s football calendar, something which is apparently being put right from next year.

Bronze won the Silver Ball as the second-best player at this summer’s World Cup and also scored one of the goals of the tournament with a fantastic volley.