Football: Martens named Uefa women's Player of the Year

Barcelona's Lieke Martens holds the trophy after winning the Uefa Women's Player of the Year.
Barcelona's Lieke Martens holds the trophy after winning the Uefa Women's Player of the Year.PHOTO: REUTERS

MONACO (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 (Aug 24).

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.