Highly skilled and successful English footballer, Lucy Bronze, plays for French team Olympique Lyon as well as being the right back for the England National Team. Although predominantly a right back, Bronze is diverse in her position on the field as she can strongly play anywhere in defence or midfield.
Whilst playing for Sunderland at under-12 academy level and being the captain of the under-16 team, Bronze excelled and joined the senior team as soon as she turned 16. As Sunderland came third in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division, Lucy was named the Manager’s Player of the Year and continued to see success as she helped the team win the Northern Division in order to be promoted to the National Division. Additionally, she achieved Player of the Match due to her contributions in the 2009 FA Women’s Cup final.
Bronze made history in December 2009, when she became the first British player to win an NCAA Cup after moving to North Carolina to study at UNC. With a completed scholarship, Lucy returned to the UK where she was signed by Everton to play in their UEFA Women’s Champions League squad.
After two thriving years with Everton, Bronze controversially signed for a further two years with rivals Liverpool, who later went onto win the FA WSL. She was awarded the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year, her second league title, before signing to play for Manchester City for three years.
With Lucy helping City to second place in the league, the team qualified for the UEFA’s Women’s Champions League for the first time before completing the next season without a single lost point. After being named PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year for the second time and being selected in the PFA WSL Team of the Year, Bronze signed to Olympique Lyons for three years where she continued to earn more titles.
Lucy has represented England at under 17, under 19 and under 20 levels and made her debut for the senior team in June 2013. It was her unforgettable and highly praised performance in the 2015 Women’s World Cup that earnt her a place in the 2015 Women’s World Cup All Star Team as well as being placed on the shortlist for the Golden Ball. She was also included in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament, shortlisted for the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award and The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award after England’s defeat in the UEFA Women’s Euro semi-final.
It was under the captaincy of Lucy Bronze that the England Women flourished in the 2018 SheBelieves opener match against France. She earnt 66 caps in total and scored seven goals throughout the tournament where England came runners up to the hosting country, USA.