Three Lions hon­our for ex-Blue Lucy

Manchester Evening News - - CITY -

FOR­MER City player Lucy Bronze has been voted BT Eng­land player of the year for 2019, the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion has an­nounced.

Liver­pool mid­fielder Hen­der­son has won the men’s award ahead of run­ner-up, City for­ward Ra­heem Ster­ling, and third-placed Harry Kane.

Bronze, mean­while, topped the fans’ poll from 2018 win­ner Ellen White, with Beth Mead third.

It is the sec­ond time Bronze, who left the Blues to join Lyon, has claimed the Eng­land hon­our, hav­ing pre­vi­ously won it in 2015.

Hen­der­son made seven Eng­land ap­pear­ances last year, pass­ing the 50-cap mark dur­ing a 5-1 away win against Montenegro.

He also helped Liver­pool win the Cham­pi­ons League, Su­per Cup and club World Cup.

Bronze, 28, has won 81 caps and was a key fig­ure when the Lionesses lifted the SheBelieve­s

Cup for the first time and reached the World Cup semi-fi­nals.

She played in 18 of Eng­land’s 20 games last year, high­lighted by a su­perb goal in the World Cup quar­ter-fi­nal vic­tory over Nor­way.

Bronze was named 2019 UEFA women’s player of the year, hav­ing helped Lyon win four tro­phies, in­clud­ing the women’s Cham­pi­ons League.

Lucy Bronze

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