Lucy Bronze grew to become the primary British participant to win one of many prime two awards at Fifa’s annual ceremony, because the Manchester Metropolis and England defender was named the most effective girls’s participant on the planet.
The 29-year-old, who received the treble with Lyon final season earlier than becoming a member of Metropolis, pipped Denmark striker Pernille Tougher and France defender Wendie Renard, and appeared shocked by her win on the Finest Fifa Awards digital ceremony held in Zurich.
“Wow, what a shock,” Bronze mentioned through video hyperlink. “What a shock to be even nominated alongside two gamers of that stature! To have received it … I don’t actually have the phrases proper now to elucidate how I’m feeling. Profitable it this 12 months, I recognize it greater than ever and I’ll keep in mind it from the remainder of my life.”
The Bayern Munich ahead Robert Lewandowski received the boys’s award, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after a 12 months the place he led Bayern to a league, cup and Champions League treble.
Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp grew to become the primary supervisor to win the boys’s coach award twice, beating Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa and Bayern Munich’s treble-winning head coach, Hansi Flick.
Klopp retained the award after ending Liverpool’s lengthy watch for a Premier League title. “I had no concept how it will really feel and it felt completely overwhelming,” the German mentioned on profitable the title.
Sarina Wiegman, the Netherlands coach who will change Phil Neville as England supervisor subsequent 12 months, received the most effective girls’s coach award.
Tottenham ahead Son Heung-min received the Puskas Award for the most effective aim of the 12 months. The South Korean took the coveted prize for his excellent solo aim in opposition to Burnley within the Premier League final December.