Lucy Bronze is a key player in the England women’s football team and ranked among the world’s best defenders.
The 30 year old, who hails from Northumberland, is one of the stars taking to the field for the World Cup semi-final match against Sweden tonight.
The Berwick-upon-Tweed native was raised in a multicultural household with her Portuguese father, Joaquim, and English mother, Diane.
Her family is very supportive of her football journey Joaquim told Eurosport that watching his daughter perform at such as high level is “still a little bit surreal”.
But what else do we know about the football superstar? Take a look inside the right-back’s life, including her relationship with Keira Walsh…
Lucy was introduced to the world of football by her older brother, Jorge, when she was a young girl. At the tender age of 10, her mum brought her first spikes and she joined a football team.
But away from the pitch, Lucy likes to spend time with her family including her older brother’s children.
A glance at her social media account shows the footballer often enjoys quality time with her nephew, Alfred, and niece, Alzira. Lucy is also very close to her grandmother.
The star has a strong bond with her West Highland Terrier called Narla – who even has her own Instagram account.
The sweet pup appears to lead a very pampered life, enjoying trips out in the wilderness with her doggy pals and playtime with the family, as well as visiting Manchester city football ground with Lucy’s reported love interest, Keira Walsh.
Who is Lucy’s partner Keira Walsh?
Lucy is reportedly dating Manchester City football player Keira Walsh. While the pair haven’t gone Insta official with their alleged relationship, the duo have been spotted together in a sweet Instagram selfie on Kiera’s social media feed.
Speaking to BBC, Lucy said is aware of the impact winning the Euro 2022 tournament would have on the women’s game in England after the 2-1 final defeat to the USA team in 2019 left her in floods of tears at full-time.
“We’ve been made well aware for the previous year or two how big an impact this tournament can have,” she said. “As soon as England were named as the hosts, we [knew we] had an opportunity to inspire the nation, to change the game in our country. We know it’s obviously a big deal.”
The star said her 2019 experience taught her that “even when you invest, things can always go wrong”.
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