Lucy Bronze in PFA Women's Team of the Year for record third successive season

Lucy Bronze
Lucy Bronze

England football hero Lucy Bronze has been named in the PFA Women's Super League Team of the Year for a record third year in a row.

Bronze, from Alnwick, starred in the Lionesses' historic 2015 Women's World Cup campaign, scoring two goals in the process.

Following her exploits in the tournament, the Berwick-born Manchester City defender, 24, was shortlisted for the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year title. She also won the FA Women’s Player of the Year prize at the Football Association Women’s Football Awards in December.

Bronze is one of three City players named in the team, alongside England centurion Jill Scott, and Izzy Christiansen, who scored the winner in last year's Continental Cup final.

Chelsea Ladies have three players in the team - voted for by the players - in the shape of centre-back Niamh Fahey, Sweden international goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl and last year's PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year Ji-So-Yun.

Arsenal also have a trio of players in the side, with stalwart Casey Stoney featuring in defence, Vicky Losada in midfield and striker Danielle Carter up front.

Liverpool Ladies' Alex Greenwood is also in the team, as well as Sunderland Ladies hotshot Beth Mead, who was top scorer in FA WSL 1 last year, before winning the FA WSL 1 Players' Player of the Year award.