She previously played for Sunderland, Everton, Liverpool, and Manchester City as well as North Carolina Tar Heels at college level in the United States. Bronze also represented England at all youth levels, and featured in their squads at Euro 2013 and the 2015 World Cup, helping them to third place at the latter tournament.
Bronze playing for Olympique Lyonnais in 2018
|Full name||Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze|
|Date of birth||28 October 1991|
|Place of birth||Berwick-upon-Tweed, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)|
|2009||North Carolina Tar Heels||24||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:21, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Bronze began playing for Sunderland at under-12 academy level and joined the senior team when she turned 16 in 2007. She had previously captained the under-16 team. In 2007–08, Bronze was named Manager's Player of the Year as Sunderland finished third in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division. The next season she helped them win the Northern Division and gain promotion to the National Division. Bronze also appeared in the 2009 FA Women's Cup final, claiming the Player of the Match award in Sunderland's 2–1 defeat to Arsenal.
That summer, Bronze moved to North Carolina to study at UNC. She won a scholarship from coach Anson Dorrance after impressing him during several soccer camps. She went on to feature prominently in midfield for the Tar Heels varsity team, eventually becoming the first British player to win an NCAA Cup in December 2009. All-American honours followed for Bronze, who scored three goals in 24 games. She then returned to Sunderland in the Premier League National Division.
In September 2010 it was revealed that Bronze had signed for Everton, when she was named in their UEFA Women's Champions League squad. She debuted for Everton against MTK in Hungary, but continued to play for Sunderland while her new club awaited the 2011 FA WSL.
Bronze was part of the Liverpool side that won the FA WSL in 2013 and again in 2014. The following year, she was awarded the PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year. Following her second league title, she departed Liverpool to sign for Manchester City.
In her first year at Manchester City, Bronze scored two goals from the full-back position, helping City to second place in the league, meaning they qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time. In 2016, her second season in Manchester, she scored two league goals as the Blues went unbeaten for the entire season. The defender contributed to an outstanding record in which we saw Manchester City only concede four league goals. She also helped Manchester City to their second FA WSL Cup win in three years, scoring the winning goal in the 105th minute of the final. Bronze was also named FA WSL 1 Players' Player of the Year. She played a part in both the home and away leg of Manchester City's first ever Champions League games, scoring two and assisting two in a 6–0 aggregate win over Russian champions Zvezda Perm. She ended competition with eight appearances, as Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the 2016–17 edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League, with their title hopes ended in late April when they lost Olympique Lyonnais a 3–2 on aggregate. On 23 April 2017, Bronze was named PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year for second time and selected in the PFA WSL Team of the Year.
In August 2017, Bronze signed a three-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais. In the 2017–18 season of the UEFA Women's Champions League, Bronze made eight appearances, scoring two goals as Lyon reached the final. Lucy featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League and helped Lyon win the competition. In the Division 1 Féminine league, Lucy made nineteen appearances, scoring two goals, as Lyon captured its twelfth straight league title. Bronze was named in the Team of the Year for D1 Feminine. In the Coupe de France, Bronze and Lyon were unable to defend their Coupe de France title, losing to Paris Saint-German in the final. During the 2018–19 season, Bronze collected her second Division 1 Féminine league title winner's medal; she also won Coupe de France Féminine title and helped Lyon win a second consecutive UEFA Women's Champions League trophy.
Bronze was called into the England under-17 squad in March 2007, while she was playing for Blyth Town WFC in the Northern Girls Tyne Tees League. She went on to participate in the England under-17 squad that came fourth in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. Bronze was also part of the England under-19 squad that won the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Belarus during July 2009 and part of the squad the following year that finished runners-up to France in the finals held in June 2010 in Macedonia.
She was called into an England under-20 training camp in January 2010. After featuring in all three games during the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, Bronze made her debut for the England under-23 team in a 2–1 win over Germany in September 2010.
Bronze made her debut for the England senior team on 26 June 2013 as a substitute in the 67th minute for Dunia Susi in a friendly against world champions Japan at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-upon-Trent. She had a claimed goal disallowed in the 89th minute of the 1–1 draw. The following month, she was an unused member of the squad at Euro 2013 in Sweden, a group stage exit.
Bronze scored her first England goal on 14 June 2014, in a 3–0 away win over Belarus in World Cup qualification. She scored again on 17 September, as England concluded their qualification process with a 10–0 away win over Montenegro and a 100% record. On 23 November Bronze started England's 0–3 defeat by Germany in the first England women's match at Wembley Stadium.
Bronze was part of the England squad at the 2015 Women's World Cup. In the last 16 against Norway in Ottawa, she scored the winning goal from outside the penalty area as England came from behind to win 2–1, their first knock-out win at the World Cup. She also went on to score what proved to be the quarter-final winner against Canada in Vancouver as she netted England's second from a header in the 14th minute. She was widely praised as one of the best performers for England team at the World Cup. For her performances in the tournament, Bronze was included in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All Star Team and shortlisted for the Golden Ball – the award given to the best player at the Women's World Cup.
In July 2017, she was named in the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017, which England lost 3–0 to eventual winners Netherlands in the semi-final. For her performances in the tournament, Bronze was included in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament. Later that year, she was shortlisted for the UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award and The Best FIFA Women's Player Award.
In 2019, Bronze was part of the England team that won the SheBelieves Cup in the United States. Later that year, Bronze was selected as part of England's World Cup squad. As part of England's social-media facing squad announcement, her name was announced by former footballer Alex Scott. Bronze scored during a 3–0 victory over Norway in the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. England finished the tournament in fourth place.
Bronze was born in Berwick-upon-Tweed in north-east England to a Portuguese father and an English mother. She has since lived on Lindisfarne, in Belford and in Alnwick. Having studied at the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick, she moved to North Carolina to study at UNC. Bronze subsequently moved to Leeds Metropolitan University. Bronze has two siblings: an elder brother, Jorge; and younger sister, Sophie.
|1||14 June 2014||Traktar Stadium, Minsk, Belarus||Belarus||3–0||3–0||World Cup 2015 qualification|
|2||17 September 2014||Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac, Montenegro||Montenegro||4–0||10–0||World Cup 2015 qualification|
|3||22 June 2015||Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada||Norway||2–1||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|4||27 June 2015||BC Place, Vancouver, Canada||Canada||2–0||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|5||10 April 2017||Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, England||Austria||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|6||19 September 2017||Prenton Park, Birkenhead, England||Russia||4–0||6–0||World Cup 2019 qualification|
|7||4 September 2018||Pavlodar Central Stadium, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||6–0||6–0||World Cup 2019 qualification|
|8||27 June 2019||Stade Océane, Le Havre, France||Norway||3–0||3–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
University of North Carolina
The 2015 season of the Women's Super League was the fifth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season was played from 25 March to 4 October.Liverpool were the defending champions from the 2014 FA WSL. Chelsea became the title winners and together with Manchester City (who finished as runners-up) qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League.
This was the second season since the WSL 2 was introduced. As part of a two-year expansion plan, the WSL 1 will increase to nine teams for the 2016 season. By the end of the 2015 season two teams (Reading and Doncaster Rovers Belles) were promoted from WSL 2 to WSL 1 and only one team (Bristol Academy) relegated to WSL 2, with one team being promoted from Premier League to WSL 2.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.
The 2015 tournament saw the World Cup expanded to 24 teams from 16 in 2011. Canada's team received direct entry as host and a qualification tournament of 134 teams was held for the remaining 23 places. With the expanded tournament, eight teams made their Women's World Cup debut. All previous Women's World Cup finalists qualified for the tournament, with defending champions Japan and returning champions Germany (2003, 2007) and the United States (1991, 1999) among the seeded teams.The 2015 tournament used goal-line technology for the first time with the Hawk-Eye system. It was also the first World Cup for either men or women to be played on artificial turf, with all matches played on such surfaces, even though there were some initial concerns over a possible increased risk of injuries.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage
The knockout stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup began on 20 June and ended with the final match on 5 July 2015. A total of 16 teams competed in this knockout stage.2015 Manchester City W.F.C. season
The 2015 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 27th season of competitive football and its second season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season.2018 Ballon d'Or
The 2018 Ballon d'Or was the 63rd annual award ceremony recognizing the best footballer in the world for 2018. The winners were announced on 3 December 2018, and for the first time in its history, the Ballon d'Or Féminin and Kopa Trophy were awarded to the best female footballer and male under-21 footballer, respectively.2019 ESPY Awards
The 2019 ESPY Awards were presented at the 27th annual ESPY Awards show, held on July 10, 2019 at 5 PM Pacific at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on television nationwide in the United States on ABC at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central. Tracy Morgan served as the host.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D
Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage
The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).BBC Women's Footballer of the Year
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Bronze is an alloy of copper with any of several other metals, often tin.
Bronze may also refer to:
Bronze (color), the tint of the metal
Bronze (turkey), a breed of domestic turkey
Bronze Age, an early period of historical development
Bronze medal, a medal given for a third-place finish in a competition
Bronze Records, an English independent record label
Bronze sculpture, a piece of art made of bronze
Bronze Sunbird, a species of bird found in Africa
In chemistry, various mixed oxides with metallic sheen, such as
sodium tungsten bronze NaxWO3
molybdenum purple bronze A0.9Mo6O17, A = Li, Na, K, Rb, Tl
Dave Bronze (born 1952), English bass guitarist
Lucy Bronze (born 1991), English association footballerFIFA Women's World Cup awards
At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
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Since the 2010s, Lyon has often been named the strongest women's team in the world, and has been cited as a model for the development of women's football, both in economic and in cultural terms. The team has won six Champions League titles including a record four successive titles from 2016 to 2019, as well as 13 consecutive domestic league titles from 2007 to 2019.PFA Team of the Year (2010s)
The Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year (often called the PFA Team of the Year, or simply the Team of the Year) is an annual award given to a set of 55 footballers across the top four tiers of men's English football; the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as the women's FA WSL, who are seen to be deserving of being named in a "Team of the Year". Peter Shilton currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the top division with 10 appearances. Steven Gerrard currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the Premier League era with eight appearances.
The award has been presented since the 1973–74 season and the shortlist is compiled by the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), in January of every year, with the winners then being voted for by the other players in their respective divisions. The award is regarded by players in the Football League as the highest accolade available to them, due to it being picked by their fellow professionals. Oxford United's Damian Batt, who was named in the Team of the Year for League Two in 2011, said he was "very pleased to be given such a prestigious award. It is something that I am very proud of". In 2014, a team for female players competing in the FA WSL was selected for the first time.PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year
The Professional Footballers' Association Women's Players' Player of the Year is an annual award given to the player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English women's football. The award has been presented since the 2012–13 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). The current holder is Vivianne Miedema, who won the award on 28 April 2019. The first winner of the award was Arsenal midfielder Kim Little in 2013.Every spring, each member of the association votes for two players. A shortlist of nominees is published in April and the winner of the award, along with the winners of the PFA's other annual awards, is announced at a gala event in London a few days later.Sainsbury's Active Kids
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In 2011, Sainsbury's introduced ambassadors to its Active Kids campaign to help increase participation starting with David Beckham. In 2014, it was announced that from 2015 Beckham would be replaced by footballer Daniel Sturridge.
David Beckham 2011–2014
Ellie Simmonds 2011–2017
Jonnie Peacock 2011–2017
Daniel Sturridge 2015–2017
Lucy Bronze 2015–2017
Jonnie Peacock and Ellie Simmonds 2018-2019The scheme was run annually, usually between the end of January and the beginning of May.
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The club's bid to join the FA WSL for the initial 2011 season was controversially rejected in favour of the relatively newly formed, but big spending, Manchester City. This decision led to the departure of many star players (3 of whom represented England in the 2015 World Cup) and is thought to have damaged the development of the women's game in the North East for years to come. Despite this they responded by winning the Premier League National Division, which had become the second tier, on three consecutive occasions and also collected the 2011–12 FA Women's Premier League Cup. In 2014 Sunderland were accepted into the second division of a newly expanded FA WSL. They won the league on the final day of the season and were promoted into FA WSL 1 for 2015.
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The FA Women's Football Awards is an award ceremony hosted by The Football Association in England. The inaugural edition took place in 1999.UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group D
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Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad