Three-time UEFA Women’s Champions League winner and seasoned England international Lucy Bronze signed a two-year contract to return to the Academy Stadium in September 2020.
The 28-year-old moved back to her native England following the conclusion of her contract with
Olympique Lyonnais, bringing the curtain down on a trophy-laden three-year spell in France.
Born in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the full-back started her career with Sunderland – coupled with a
brief spell in North Carolina – before two-year stints apiece with Everton and Liverpool, winning
successive FA WSL titles with the latter.
City was Bronze’s next port of call in 2014 however, and during her three years with
the Club, she played an integral part in the team’s double winning campaign of 2016.
Her own efforts during that season meanwhile saw her named PFA Women’s Players’ Player of
the Year, FA WSL Players’ Player of the Year and Manchester City Women’s Player of the
It was during her first spell with City that she also began to flourish on the international stage with
England, and after helping the Lionesses to a third-place finish in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World
Cup, she earned a spot in the tournament’s All-Star Squad.
Departing Manchester in August 2017 for Lyon, success continued for the right-back as she
helped the team to three consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League successes and
Division 1 Feminine league titles, alongside two Coupe de France Féminine victories and one
Trophée des Championnes.
Awarded the title of BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year twice and a place in the FIFA FIFPro
Women’s World 11 on two occasions, she was also named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in
An instantly recognisable name and one of the game’s finest talents, Bronze’s reunion with City
also sees her make her eagerly anticipated return to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.