Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze has won best women’s player at Fifa’s 2020 awards.
The 29-year-old defender is the first English player to win the Best Fifa Football Awards prize.
Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman, who will take over from Phil Neville as England boss next year, was named the Fifa best women’s coach of 2020.
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Bronze said: “What a surprise, to even be nominated alongside the two other players, they are both incredible players and outstanding human beings well.
“I don’t think I have the words right now to explain how I am feeling. If there is anything 2020 has taught us it is to appreciate every moment you have, never look too far ahead and live in the here and now.
“I will appreciate winning this award now more than ever and I will remember this moment for the rest of my life.”
Lyon and France’s Sarah Bouhaddi won the other individual award on offer, being voted the best Fifa women’s goalkeeper.
The winners were decided by nominations from national team captains and head coaches, an online ballot of fans and 200 media representatives.
The 29-year-old won a league, cup and Champions League treble with Lyon this year before returning to Manchester City to win the FA Cup in November.