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Sara Björk Voted Athlete of the Year, Breaking Several Records

Footballer Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir broke several records when she was awarded 2020 Athlete of the Year yesterday, Vísir reports. She became the only woman to have received the award twice, and also received a record 600 points in the voting process.

The midfielder has enjoyed a successful year, winning the European Championships with her team Olympique Lyonnais last August. In the winning match, Sara became the first Icelander to score a goal in a European championship match – no less against her former club Wolfsburg.

Sara is the captain of Iceland’s national women’s football team, which secured itself a place at the 2022 UEFA European Championships earlier this month.

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