August 24, 2017 / 5:40 PM / 4 months ago

Martens named UEFA women's Player of the Year

(Reuters) - Barcelona winger Lieke Martens was named UEFA women’s Player of the Year, beating VfL Wolfsburg striker Pernille Harder and Olympique Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, European soccer’s governing body announced during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday.

Soccer Football - UEFA Player of the Year Awards - Monaco - August 24, 2017 Barcelona's Lieke Martens holds the trophy after winning the UEFA Women's Player of the Year award REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Martens guided the Dutch women’s team to their first international title when they won the European championship this year. The 24-year-old was named player of the tournament.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon

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