Man City and England defender Lucy Bronze named women’s player of the year to become first British footballer to win Best Fifa Football Award December 18, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
England defender Lucy Bronze has been named the women’s player of the year at the FIFA Best Football Awards.
The Manchester City full-back has become the first British player to win one of the top two awards by being named the best’s women’s player in the world.
Bronze won the treble in France with Lyon before signing for City in the summer.
The 29-year-old, who pipped Harder and France’s Wendie Renard, looked shocked by the announcement, and said: “Wow, what a surprise. To be even nominated alongside the two other players, who I know very well – both incredible players and amazing human beings.
“To have won it, I don’t think I have the words right now to explain how I’m feeling. If there’s anything that 2020 has taught us it’s to appreciate every moment.
“Winning this award now, I’ll appreciate it more than ever and I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life.”
Meanwhile,Son Heung-min’s sublime individual goal for Tottenham against Burnley last December has been named the best in the world over the last year.
The South Korean picked up the ball on the edge of his own area during the 5-0 Premier League win before running through the entire Burnley team and slotting past Nick Pope.
Son beat efforts from Luiz Suarez for Barcelona and Flamengo’s Giorgian De Arrascaeta to win the Puskas Award.
The award, first established in 2009, is named after former Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskas.
Son follows in the footsteps of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, James Rodriguez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mohamed Salah in claiming the award.