Women's Sport: Lucy Bronze wants to become England captain

England’s Lucy Bronze has said she wants to become England captain.

Bronze, who most recently won the BBC Footballer of the Year award, has accomplished several career landmarks – making the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award and FIFA’s Women’s Player of the Year.

These achievements are even more impressive if you consider the 28-year-old is a defender.

So what’s next for her? She wants to captain her country but this role is currently filled by her old Manchester City teammate, Steph Houghton.

Bronze currently plays her trade for French giants Olympique Lyonnais, she told the BBC.

“I’d love to be the captain of England. I want to win things with England and have an influence with the team, and I think it’s a great way to do it,”

The right-back also explained her reason for not hanging up her boots yet.

“Now, to be playing at Wembley with England, for millions of people to be watching the Women’s World Cup, it’s exciting and the quality of football is only going to improve.

“It’s part of the reason I don’t want my career to end. I want to carry on now with the buzz around women’s football.”

Lyon is her fifth club to date, joining them in 2017. In her time in France, she was part of the side that won the treble last season – Bronze’s performance last campaign saw her awarded the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year.

The 28-year-old most recently withdrew from the Lionesses’ SheBelieves Cup defence after sustaining a calf injury. England were unsuccessful in defending their trophy eventually finishing third in the tournament.  

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