Lucy Bronze

"I'm not aiming to be the best right-back in the world, I'm just aiming to be the best player I can and if they happen to coincide then even better."

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England's footballers made history with a best-ever third placed finish at the Women's World Cup in Canada and Bronze was among the stars.

The Manchester City defender was one of eight players shortlisted for the Golden Ball player of the tournament award.

She scored twice as England won new fans - their semi-final attracting a peak audience of 2.4 million viewers back home, despite kicking off at midnight.

Did you know?

Bronze used to play the saxophone as a child and still has one at home.

Sports Personality record

First nomination; first female footballer on shortlist.

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