Women's Sports: Ten Reasons Why We Love Olympique Lyonnais's and Lionesses Lucy Bronze

Not only is she a Champions League winner, World Cup semi-finalist, and UEFA Women’s player of the year, but Bronze is also a champion of so many other things…

10. The queen of celebrations:

Lucy Bronze loves to find her name on the scoresheet, from the celebrations you can see the passion running through the veins. Including the ICONIC goal celebration for the Lionesses, at the Women’s World Cup against Norway. In addition, the goal helped England on the way to the semi-finals – anyone and everyone can feel the emotion in the photo.

9. While some footballers shy away from emotions, Lucy certainly doesn’t:

Another reason why we love Lucy Bronze is the passion that she has for every game that she plays. We see the happiness in winning but also the sadness in losing games. When England lost in the semi-finals of the World Cup to the USA, England fans were left heartbroken but full of pride for the Lionesses. Bronze was not afraid to show her emotions, allowing fans like me to respect one of the best athletes even more. 

The friendship she shares with her teammates gives all of us fans major FOMO. Thanks to social media, fans from all of the world can venture with the Lionesses on their journey. A natural leader on the football pitch, it is easy to see that Lucy is highly respected with the Lioness and Lyon squad.

7. How much Lucy loves pets!

The Instagram posts that Lucy Bronze shares of her are Narla is definitely content that I didn’t think I needed but now couldn’t live without! Since moving to Lyon, Lucy updates her social media whenever her and Narla facetime, with their bond becoming a long-distance friendship it just makes the reunion more special! Is it weird that I am constantly refreshing my feed when she returns to the UK?

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6. Not only a champion on the pitch but off of the pitch she champions many charitable causes.

Alongside the Olympique Lyonnais Foundation, Bronze visited the Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant in December and took to Instagram to compliment the hospital and the families on being “truly amazing”. It is great to see such a high profile athlete using her platform to inspire children all around the world.   

5: Fitness Guru:

Lucy Bronze takes pride in her fitness with it playing a key role in her ability on the football pitch. Recently, due to COVID-19, Bronze has recruited a new fitness partner: Narla the dog! She shared the workout on her Instagram Story and we can’t think of a better training partner for self-isolation!  

4: Love for fans:

The love that Lucy Bronze has for her fans is almost infectious. At football matches you will often find Lucy Bronze waiting behind at a game to sign flags or take selfies with fans – it doesn’t go unnoticed and here at Give Me Sport, it is one of the reasons why we love her! 

Not only is she a leader for change in women’s football, but she is also supporting other sports stars in raising awareness of needed change in their sport as well. As you can see below, Bronze has supported Simone Biles in calling out USA gymnastics.

2: Style Queen:

Lucy Bronze is paving the way for many athletes to have an identity off of the field, alongside her work in the community, style seems to play a big part in Lucy’s life off of the pitch. With love for fashion, Bronze frequently inspires fans in fashion aspects too with one fan quoting on twitter:

“Lucy’s fashion sense is as cool as her calm and collective playing style.”

1. And of course, “the best right back in the world”:

We love how she has completely changed women’s football; her footballing ability has adapted the sport in so many different ways.

She recently just missed her first England camp in over five years due to injury. A key player for the Lionesses, she has certainly made her mark on English football. 

And that is just 10 reasons why we love Lucy Bronze. Why do you love Lucy Bronze?

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