Lucy Bronze, born October 28, 1991, is a soccer player who broke new ground for women’s football in England and the United States. In addition to excelling on the field with her outstanding soccer skills, she also shines in the eyes of the public, thanks to her philanthropy. Jersey number two of the English national team is a woman who makes an incredible impact on every team she plays for. Today, we celebrate one of the most beloved female footballers to ever come out of England.
Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze
October 28, 1991
Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze, born in Tweed, England, on October 28, 1991, and better known as Lucy Bronze, is an English right-back, due to join Barcelona when the football season resumes. In 2020 she played for Manchester City of the W.S.L., in England, and for the England national team. Bronze represented England at all youth levels before appearing for the national team at Euro 2013. She played in the 2015 World Cup, helping England to a third-place finish, and the 2019 World Cup, in which England finished fourth. She has won the P.F.A. Player of the Year award twice: in 2014 and 2017. In 2018, she was named B.B.C. Footballer of the Year. In 2019, she became the first English footballer to win the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award, beating fellow teammates and finalists, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry, to the award.
Bronze started playing for Sunderland at the U-12 level and later captained the U-16 team. In the 2007/08 season, she was named Coaches’ Player of the Year and helped Sunderland finish third in the F.A. Women’s Premier League, Northern Division. The following season, she won the Northern Division and was promoted to the National Division. She was named Player of the Match in the 2009 Women’s FA Cup Final against Arsenal. In the summer of 2009, Bronze went to the United States to study at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, and play for the North Carolina Tar Heels University soccer team that competed in N.C.A.A. Division I. She was awarded a scholarship by coach Anson Dorrance, which made the Englishwoman become the first British player to win the N.C.A.A. Cup, in December 2009. After a year at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, she returned to England in 2010 and continued to play for Sunderland.
In September 2010, it was announced that Bronze had signed a contract with Everton, with whom she made her Champions League debut. She made her debut for Everton against M.T.K. in Hungary. After that, however, she continued to play for Sunderland until the 2011 F.A. W.S.L. season.
Her career begins at 16 as she debuts for Sunderland.
Bronze’s career takes a big leap as she is called to join the English junior national team.
She signs for Everton and inspires the team to a third-place finish in the F.A. W.S.L. season.
Bronze makes her debut in the England senior team.
Bronze joins Manchester City for a two-year deal, as her contract ends with Olympique Lyonnais.
Why We Love Lucy Bronze
She inspires a generation of women
Lucy Bronze is an inspiration to a generation of young women. Little wonder, she spends a lot of time speaking with other young women about chasing their dreams.
She’s a Philanthropist
Bronze donates to many charity organizations. She mostly buys equipment for sports organizations catering to the underprivileged.
She’s passionate on and off the field
We can see her passion by the way she appreciates and relates with her team on and off the pitch. She really breathes soccer!
5 Surprising Facts
Her FIFA 19 stats
FIFA lists Lucy’s specialties as ‘Engine,’ ‘Tackling,’ and ‘Tactician.’
She was a bartender soccer player
Bronze had to start her journey by tending the bar, to achieve her dreams.
Bronze is Tough
Her middle name is, literally, ‘Tough,’ which is her mother’s maiden name.
The Bronzes weren’t a football family
Bronze had no relation that played football professionally; in fact, they didn’t even watch football on television.
She has a passion for soccer
Bronze would travel an hour and a half (a 45-mile journey) to her training ground in Sunderland, three times every week.
Lucy Bronze FAQs
Does Lucy Bronze have a partner?
Bronze does not give many details about her private life. However, we can predict she is still single.
How many Champions League competitions has Bronze played in?
She has competed in five (as of 2022).
Is Bronze left-handed?
No, she is right-handed. However, she can comfortably use her left foot to hit the ball when she wants to.
Lucy Bronze’s birthday dates