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Lucy Bronze collected the award for Best FIFA Player at the annual ceremony on Thursday night.
The English international has had a magnificent year, claiming her third consecutive Champions League medal with Lyon after beating Wolfsburg in August.
The winger has since returned to England, having signed with WSL champions Manchester City, and has now culminated her incredible year by being named FIFA Best Player.
Bronze battled competition from Chelsea’s Pernille Harder and former Lyon teammate Wendie Renard to be crowned the winner, and couldn’t contain her surprise once her name was announced.
“What a surprise to even be nominated alongside the other two,” she said. “I don’t think I have the words to explain how I feel, but if there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is to appreciate every moment.
“Winning this award right now, I will appreciate it more than ever and will remember this moment for the rest of my life.
“I am grateful for all the clubs I have played for, but I am very happy to be back home. Winning a trophy of this size is incredible, thank you.”
When asked to choose the best moment of the last 12 months, Bronze confessed that the Champions League victory was the pinnacle.
“The magic had to be the Champions League. It was disappointing not to have the fans and the support there, but it was incredible to play those great games and lift the great trophy at the end.”
Bronze added that she is still desperate for more success, particularly internationally with England, and that she feels her competitive nature has helped her rise to the top.
When asked about his desire to win, Bronze replied, “Yes, I think that’s something I’ve always had, I’m quite an obsessive person with winning, even if it’s tying my shoelaces that I want to win. Nature competitive is in my family, it’s in my blood. “