Lucy Bronze wins BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020

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Lucy Bronze has been named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020.

The England and Lyon defender has won the award for the second time - after winning in 2018.

Netherlands and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema came second, while current Ballon d'Or holder and USA forward Megan Rapinoe was third.

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Bronze said: "Winning a trophy twice is special because it's so much harder".

In 2019 she was named the Uefa's Women's Player of the Year and runner-up in the women's Ballon d'Or - behind Rapinoe.

With her club Lyon she claimed a trophy treble, winning the French league, French cup and Champions League.

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With England she won the SheBelieves Cup and scored a memorable 20-yard strike as she helped the Lionesses reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Unfortunately, England missed out on bringing the World Cup trophy home and Bronze says, "2019 was one of my most disappointing years purely because of the World Cup".However, Bronze did add: "I'm starting to look back even now and saying I achieved a lot and had a really good year, probably an outstanding year in my career in terms of winning trophies."

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As it stands, 2020 could include representing Great Britain at the Olympics in Tokyo, unless they're rearranged due to the coronavirus outbreak, and then a home European Championship in England in the summer of 2021.Bronze said: "Things have changed so much since the World Cup and next year with a home Euros it's something that can change even more and get even bigger, especially for us in England.

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