Lucy Bronze has become the latest ‘City Centurion’, having made her 100th appearance for the Club.
The England international reached the milestone in the Continental Cup final clash with Chelsea at Wimbledon’s Plow Lane.
The right-back – widely regarded as the best in the world, having been named in the FIFPRO World XI four times – has broken through on his second spell at the club.
Powerful, quick and driven, Bronze has been key to the Club’s success, winning four trophies, and helping Olympique Lyonnais to a golden period of silverware between 2017 and 2020, including European glory.
Reflecting on her milestone, she expressed her pride at having accomplished the feat for the first time.
“I’ve never played 100 games for anyone, so it’s good to finally do it,” she said. mancity.com. “It is special.
“I had seen that Ellie Roebuck got her 100th and jokingly said it had to be next to me – and it is!
“For me it’s about how many trophies I can win in this time, but it’s good to have reached a milestone in my career.”
In her 100 games, the three-time Champions League winner won a sweep of domestic honours, winning the FA Women’s Super League title, the Conti Cup and the FA Cup, scoring in two cup finals.
Having first joined the club in 2014, she spent three years at the Academy Stadium and played a vital role in the team’s winning double campaign in 2016.
Her own efforts during that season saw her named PFA Player of the Year, FA WSL Player of the Year and City Player of the Season.
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While in Manchester, she also blossomed on the international stage during the 2015 World Cup, winning her country’s Player of the Year award and a place in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team. world. She also represented Team GB at the Olympics.
In 2018 she was named UEFA Player of the Year and then in 2020 won FIFA’s TheBest Player gong as her sparkling collection of personal accolades grew.
Injured at the start of the 2021/22 campaign, she has featured in every game since her return and helped revive the fortunes of Gareth Taylor’s side.