England's Bronze wins The Best FIFA Women's Player award


England and Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze has won The FIFA Best Women's Player award for 2020, ahead of Denmark's Pernille Harder (Sam Kerr's Chelsea teammate) and France's Wendie Renard.

Bronze, who won the treble with Olympique Lyon last season before moving to Manchester City, looked stunned to take the top women's prize.

"What a surprise to be even nominated alongside two players of that stature! I don't really have the words right now to explain how I'm feeling," the 29-year-old said.

"But if there's anything 2020 has taught us it's to appreciate every moment we've got.

"So winning it this year I appreciate it more than ever and I will remember it from the rest of my life."

Sarina Wiegman, of the Netherlands, won the women's coach of the year award, edging out Chelsea's Emma Hayes and Lyon's Jean-Luc Vasseur.

Sarah Bouhaddi, of Lyon and France, was named best women's goalkeeper.

The best women's XI, as voted for through the player union FIFPro, was: Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain); Millie Bright (Chelsea), Bronze (Manchester City), Wendie Renard (Lyon); Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Veronica Boquete (AC Milan/Utah Royals), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Harder (Chelsea), Tobin Heath (Man United/Portland Thorns), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign).

Source AAP