US World Cup winner Carli Lloyd gets FIFA Coins world player award ByAssociated Press Published: 17:08 EST, 11 January 2016 | Updated: 17:08 EST, 11 January 2016 e-mail ZURICH (AP) — United States World Cup-winning captain Carli Lloyd has won the FIFA women’s world player of the year award for 2015.
Lloyd dominated a worldwide vote and collected the award at FIFA’s annual awards ceremony in Zurich.In an emotional acceptance speech, Lloyd says: “I honestly wouldn’t be sitting up here, standing up here, without my incredible teammates.” US soccer player Carli Lloyd, one of the nominees for the FIFA
Women¿s World Soccer Player of the Year 2015, attends a press conference at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. (Valeriano Di Domenico/Keystone via AP)She stood out by scoring six World Cup goals, including a stunning hat trick in the opening 16 minutes of a 5-2 rout of Japan in the final.
Lloyd, of New Jersey, got more than 35 percent of votes made by national team captains and coaches, plus invited journalists, on a 10-player ballot.Celia Sasic of Germany got 12.6 percent of the votes and third-place Aya Miyama of Japan got almost 10 percent. James Nesbitt, presenter of the Cheap FIFA 18 Coins show, takes a selfie with Carli Lloyd of the USA, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany’s