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Martens named UEFA women's Player of the Year

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98   //    24 Aug 2017, 23:16 IST
Soccer Football - UEFA Player of the Year Awards - Monaco - August 24, 2017 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lieke Martens hold their trophies after winning the UEFA Men's and Women's Player of the Year award REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Soccer Football - UEFA Player of the Year Awards - Monaco - August 24, 2017 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lieke Martens hold their trophies after winning the UEFA Men's and Women's Player of the Year award REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

(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.

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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