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Who is Lucy Bronze’s partner? The life story of Keira Walsh revealed

Who is Lucy Bronze’s partner? The life story of Keira Walsh revealed

Claudia Kogi, Peris Walubengo
November 19, 2023 at 7:20 AM

English footballer Lucy Bronze is rumored to be dating Keira Walsh — a teammate at FC Barcelona and the England women's national team. Lucy Bronze’s partner is a versatile player, excelling both as a playmaker and defensive midfielder. She has previously played for Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers and represented Great Britain at the Olympics.

Lucy Bronze’s partner
Lucy Bronze’s partner, Keira Walsh, in purple and white jerseys. Photo: @keirawalsh (modified by author)
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Keira Walsh is known for helping her teams secure wins in major leagues while adding a list of honors and accolades to her profile. Meanwhile, her partner, FC Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze, is arguably one of the most experienced members of the Lionesses squad. Bronze has enjoyed immense success since her career debut in 2013, including her notable performances at the 2022 UEFA Women's Euro and the World Cup competitions in 2015 and 2019. Besides their numerous commendable career achievements, Bronze and Keira have also experienced rough days on the pitch. For instance, they were part of the England squad that lost to Spain in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup final – England’s first World Cup final since 1966.

Keira Walsh's profile and bio summary

Full name

Keira Fae Walsh

Date of birth

8 April 1997

Age

26 years (as of 2023)

Place of birth

Rochdale, England

Nationality

British

Ethnicity

White

Mother

Tracy

Father

Peter

Height

5 feet 6 inches or 167 centimeters

Weight

148 pounds or 67 kilograms

Relationship status

In a relationship

Partner

Lucy Bronze (allegedly)

Career

Profession soccer player

Year active

2008-present

Current teams

Barcelona and the England women's national team

Position

Midfielder

Net worth

$1 million

Salary

$45,000

Who is Lucy Bronze’s partner?

FC Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze is in a relationship with teammate Keira Fae Walsh. She is a playmaker and defensive midfielder. Both English soccer stars also play for England women's national team at international level.

How old are Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze?

Keira Fae Walsh (age 26 years as of 2023) was born on 8 April 1997 in Rochdale, England, to Peter and Tracy Walsh. Meanwhile, her partner, Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze (age 32 years as of 2023), was born on 28 October 1991 in Berwick, England, to a Portuguese father, Joaquim Bronze, and an English mother, Diane.

Keira's parents raised her in a rural suburb called Syke, near the Pennines, while Lucy Bronze grew up in Holy Island, where her grandmother was the caretaker of Lindisfarne Castle.

Keira Walsh and her partner's educational background

Keira Fae Walsh (age 26 years as of 2023) was born on 8 April 1997 in Rochdale, England, to Peter and Tracy Walsh. Meanwhile, her partner, Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze (age 32 years as of 2023), was born on 28 October 1991 in Berwick, England, to a Portuguese father, Joaquim Bronze, and an English mother, Diane.

Keira's parents raised her in a rural suburb called Syke, near the Pennines, while Lucy Bronze grew up in Holy Island, where her grandmother was the caretaker of Lindisfarne Castle.

What team does Keira Walsh and her partner play for?

Midfielder Keira Walsh and right-back Lucy Bronze play for Liga F club Barcelona and the England women's national team.

Lucy Bronze’s partner
Keira Walsh kicks the ball. Photo: @keirawalsh (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Keira Walsh's club career history

Keira Walsh attended a Football Association (FA) Skills Centre at Kingsway Park High School between 2008 and 2014. At the same time, she played for Haslingden High School's girls' football team and the Blackburn Rovers (U-12 and U-17 teams) before joining Manchester City in July 2014 at age 17.

With her family's support, City sent her to St Bede's College in Manchester to finish her A-Levels. While still training and playing them. Walsh made her senior debut for Manchester City in July 2014 and led the team to victory in the 2016 Women's Super League (WSL).

In June 2015, she signed her first professional contract with the club. With Manchester City, she secured one domestic treble, won the FA Cup three times, and helped them claim the League Cup four times.

Keira's soccer journey took an even more remarkable turn when she joined Barcelona in 2022. She made headlines when she transferred from Manchester City to Barcelona for a world-record fee of £400,000, making her the most expensive female footballer in history. She won Supercopa and UEFA Women's Champions League in her first season at Barcelona.

Keira Walsh's international career history

The then-12-year-old Walsh was the youngest player to join England's U-15 girls' squad in November 2009. She moved into the U-17 team as vice-captain and was considered a key player in the 2013 season. The midfielder was then selected to the U-19 squad, where she sometimes was a striker.

Keira served as the U-19 team captain for some of their 2015 La Manga Tournament appearances in Spain before being called to the senior England squad in November 2017. The midfielder has played in three major tournaments with England's women's national team. She was part of the squad that put England fourth in the 2019 World Cup, won the 2022 UEFA Women's Euro, and finished as runner-up in the 2023 World Cup.

The athlete made three appearances with the Great Britain women's football team at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. They lost to the Matildas in the quarterfinals.

Keira Walsh's stats

Keira spent her youth career with the Blackburn Rovers (2008–2014). She made her senior career debut with Man City in 2014. Below are all the appearances and goals the player has made throughout her career:

Senior career

Year

Team

Appearances

Goals

2014

Blackburn Rovers

9

3

2014 – 2022

Manchester City

118

6

2022 – November 2023

Barcelona

29

1

International career

Year

Team

Appearances

Goals

2009 – 2011

England U15

4

0

2012 – 2013

England U17

9

2

2014 – 2016

England U19

9

0

2016

England U20

0

0

2017

England U23

4

0

2017 – November 2023

England

67

0

2021

Great Britain

3

0

Keira Walsh's awards and honors

The English player has several individual awards and honors to her name. They include:

Year

Awards and honors

2008

Greater Manchester Young Sports Person of the Year

2010

Blackburn Rovers Girls' Centre of Excellence Overall Achievement Trophy

2010

Blackburn Rovers Girls' Centre of Excellence International Recognition Award

2014

UEFA Women's U-17 Championship Team of the Tournament

2014

Blackburn Rovers Special Achievement Award

2014

Manchester City Women's Rising Star

2017

Northwest Football Awards Women's Rising Star

2017–18

Manchester City W.F.C. Official Supporters' Club Player of the Season

2022

UEFA Women's Championship Team of the Tournament

2021–22

England Women's Player of the Year

2022

FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11

2022

Women's Football Awards International Player of the Year

2022

Freedom of the borough of Rochdale

2022

Freedom of the City of London

Keira Walsh's records

Besides her many awards and honors, the player also has two records:

  • 2018: Youngest player to start a match as captain of England in the FA era (at age 21)
  • 2022: Most expensive women's football player in the world (£400,000)

Keira Walsh's injury

The midfielder missed the start of Barcelona's 2023–24 season because of a lengthy injury. Upon returning in October 2023, the club used her as a substitute in her first match, where she provided an assist. In August 2023, she suffered a knee injury during a Women’s World Cup match between England and Denmark. Walsh feared her World Cup was over after a group-stage knee injury, but she returned and helped England into the final.

What is Keira Walsh's salary?

The British soccer player receives an alleged annual salary of $45,000, following the $514,000 contract she signed with Barcelona.

What is Keira Walsh's net worth?

Her net worth is allegedly around $1 million.

Are Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh together?

Keira and Lucy have reportedly been together since 2016.

Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze's relationship

Even though Walsh and Lucy have not made an official statement claiming the allegations, the two occasionally drop hints of them dating via social media. Back in 2019, they appeared to enjoy a romantic trip to Lyon. Keira shares a trio of sweet snaps and the caption, "Days off well spent in Lyon." In May 2022, she shared a carousel of sun-drenched beach photos from a recent girls' trip to LA. The couple loves dogs and does not have any children.

Lucy Bronze’s partner
Keira and Lucy hold a trophy on the field (L) and stand on a bridge near the beach (R). Photo: @keirawalsh (modified by author)
Source: UGC

How tall is Lucy Bronze and her partner, Keira?

Lucy stands at 5' 8" (172 cm), while her girlfriend, Keira, is 5' 6" (167 cm) tall.

Lucy and Walsh's social media presence

Keira Walsh's Instagram page, @keirawalsh, has 373K followers, while Lucy's, @lucybronze, has 755K followers as of writing.

Facts about Lucy Bronze’s partner, Keira Walsh

  • She joined Barcelona because the team inspired her growing up.
  • Walsh is an advocate for mental health support.
  • She shares Narla, her West Highland White Terrier pet,
  • with her partner, Lucy Bronze.
  • Walsh and Lucy moved from Manchester City to Barcelona at the same time, during the summer of 2022.

Barcelona midfielder Keira Walsh has been Lucy Bronze's partner for about seven years. She is known for being one of the world's most accurate passers in football. Walsh is good at executing passes even when under pressure. When passing quickly, the English player sets up better opportunities for her teammates or makes herself open to receive the ball.

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