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Liverpool defender wins prestigious award

Lucy Bronze with the award. Picture by Barry Coombs/PA Wire.

Lucy Bronze with the award. Picture by Barry Coombs/PA Wire.

Alnwick’s Lucy Bronze was named as the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Women’s Player of the Year during a ceremony in London last night.

The Liverpool Ladies defender, 22, said she was speechless and humbled to win the prestigious award.

Also nominated were Liverpool pair Natasha Dowie and Nicole Rolser, Arsenal duo Siobhan Chamberlain and Jordan Nobbs, and Seattle Reign’s Kim Little.

Bronze was in the running to lift the Young Player of the Year award, but this went to her Liverpool team-mate Martha Harris, 19.

Arsenal’s Nobbs and Danielle Carter, Manchester City’s Isobel Christiansen and Everton’s Alex Greenwood were also on the shortlist.

Bronze helped Liverpool win the Women’s Super League title last season and has become a regular for England, who top their World Cup qualifying group. She has been named in the squad to face Ukraine next month.

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