Carli Lloyd Biography
Carli Lloyd (born July 16, 1982) is an American soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012), 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), and a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016). She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team as a midfielder. Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
During the United States’ 5–2 win over Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, Lloyd became the first person ever to score three goals in a FIFA Women’s World Cup final, and the second soccer player in history to score a hat trick in any senior FIFA World Cup Final, after Geoff Hurst. Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final, with the first two occurring in the first five minutes of the game and within three minutes of each other. She received the Golden Ball Trophy as the best player of the tournament and earned the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament.
Carli Lloyd Age
Lloyd was born on July 16, 1982, she is 36 years old as of 2018
Carli Lloyd Family
Lloyd is married to Brian Hollins and the two have two kids Ashley Lloyd and Stephen Lloyd. Her parents are Stephen and Pamela Llyod.
Carli Lloyd Salary/ Net Worth
Lloyd is estimated to have a net worth of $800,000.Carli Lloyd photo
Carli Lloyd Early Life
Born to Stephen and Pamela Lloyd, Carli was raised in Delran Township, a small community located in South Jersey about 20 minutes northeast of Philadelphia. Lloyd began playing soccer at age five. Of her exposure to soccer at a young age, Lloyd’s mother, Pamela said, “At that age, it was coed, and Carli was hanging with the boys.
She always loved it and showed a lot of ability from an early age, but she also has always worked hard.” Lloyd has a brother named Stephen, and a sister, Ashley. Lloyd attended the opening U.S. match of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which inspired her to play for the national team.
Lloyd attended Delran High School from 1997 to 2000 where she played soccer under the tutelage of the late Rudy “The Red Baron” Klobach. As a high school athlete, she was known for her exceptional ball control and skill at distributing the ball from the midfield. During her senior year, she scored 26 goals and served eight assists while captaining her team to an 18–3 record.
The Philadelphia Inquirer twice-named her Girls’ High School Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000. She was named to the Star-Ledger All-State First Team twice and received 1999 and 2000 Parade All-American honors. In 2000, she was named the Courier-Post Player of the Year and the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association (SJSCA) Midfielder of the Year.
Carli Lloyd Husband/ Carli Lloyd Wedding
The professional soccer player—who married her high school sweetheart, Brian Hollins, on November 4—shares exclusive details and photos from the emotional day with The Knot.
Carli Lloyd Style Of Play
Although she was initially criticized for being inconsistent at the beginning of the career, and for losing possession too easily, Lloyd later developed into one of the best players in the world and is highly regarded in particular for her outstanding determination, mental strength, and work ethic.
A tenacious, energetic, and hard-working player, she also is known for her control, technique, and passing accuracy, and is capable of aiding her team both defensively and offensively, due to her stamina, strength, and tackling, as well as her ability to get into good attacking positions, and either score goals or create chances for teammates.
These abilities, coupled with her tactical versatility, enable her to be deployed in several midfield positions; although she began her career in the center, as a defensive midfielder, she is most comfortable when moved to a more advanced role, as an attacking midfielder behind the forwards.
Lloyd has also earned a reputation as a “clutch player”, due to her tendency to score decisive goals; a powerful striker of the ball, she is capable of scoring from any position on the pitch and can finish well both with her head and with her feet inside the area.
Carli Lloyd Quotes
- If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything. It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning.
- I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before. Getting recognized and doing shoots and signing on partnerships and signing on deals, that’s all great, and I’m so appreciative of that, but it’s more the reward that’s the most satisfying. I know the importance of working hard, and I appreciate pretty much everything that has come my way; I don’t take any of it for granted.
- I want to be strong. I want to be able to hit people. I want people to be able to bounce off me. When I go out there and play, I play to intimidate people. If someone gets hit down by me, they’re going to think twice about coming near me again.
- I usually eat a salad for lunch and before a game since it keeps me feeling healthy and energized on the field. I love piling on the toppings: the more colorful the better! I usually donuts, fruit, and avocado, but I also mix up my creations with different toppings and lettuces.
- At the end of the day, you can be physically strong, you can have all the tools out there, but if your mental state isn’t good enough, you can’t bring yourself to bigger and better things.
- I think that what we do out on the field is oftentimes a little bit better than what men do. I don’t think that we flop around as much. I think we’re tough. I mean, I’ve got battle wounds on my legs from the turf and sliding. And we’re gritty. And we’re feisty. And I think that I would never back down from a guy.
- I think recovery is around the clock. Are you sleeping enough? Are you hydrating enough? Are you stretching? Are you eating well? Pretty much everything that I do is a reflection of how I’m going to feel on the field. I take great pride in getting in an ice bath after training and just taking care of myself.
- When I first joined the team, I was playing with the likes of Mia Hamm, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett – all those big-time players. It was very intimidating. I had some of these players’ posters on my wall growing up, and now I was able to play with them.
- If I am training on a holiday, most likely nobody else is – and that gives me the edge. If I’m supposed to run for 20 minutes and I get back and it’s only been 19:34, I’m going to jog in a circle for 26 more seconds. I’m never going to cut it short.
- I didn’t like playing with dolls; I didn’t like getting dressed up. A lot of my friends and people I went to school with were into fashion and their clothes, so I lacked a bit of self-belief and confidence… I wasn’t really comfortable.
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Carli Lloyd Honors And Awards
- Algarve Cup Most Valuable Player: 2007
- U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2008
- FIFA World Player of the Year Shortlist: 2012, 2015, 2016
- FIFA Puskás Award Nominee: 2015
- NWSL Player of the Week: July 2013, July 2014
- NWSL Player of the Month: July 2015
- NWSL Second XI: 2014, 2015, 2018
- CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year: 2015
- CONCACAF Goal of the Year: 2015
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Ball: 2015
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Boot: 2015
- FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team: 2015
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Dream Team: 2015
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Goal of the Tournament: 2015
- Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Team Sport Award: 2015
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Nominee: 2015
- IFFHS World’s Best Woman Playmaker: 2015
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2015
- FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015,2016
- Nominee for 2016 ESPY Award for Best Championship Performance
- The Best FIFA Women’s Player: 2016
- An inductee into New Jersey Hall of Fame: 2017