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Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd has the golden touch in front of goal, twice scoring the winner to secure the title of Olympic football champions for the United States of America.

The striker grabbed the crucial goal at both the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and at London 2012, and is also a FIFA World Cup winner.

She is a three-time World Cup medallist, winning bronze in 2007, silver in 2011 and completing the set with gold in 2015. Lloyd was voted the top player of the 2015 World Cup following her hat-trick against Japan in the Final.

New Jersey-born Lloyd, who started playing football at the age of five. also appeared at the Rio 2016, where she scored two goals before the USA suffered a shock defeat against Sweden on penalties in the quarter-finals.

She made her first senior appearance for the senior national team in July 2005 against Ukraine, grabbing her first goal in October 2006 against Taiwan.

After scoring her 46th international goal against New Zealand in October 2013, Lloyd became the highest-scoring midfielder in the team's history, passing Julie Foudy's tally of 45 goals.

When still at high school, Lloyd played for various W-League teams before returning to play in her homeland when top-level women’s professional soccer returned to the USA in 2008.

She joined several of her team-mates to file a federal complaint against USA Soccer in 2016 for wage discrimination between players on the women's and men's national teams.

Twice World Player of the Year, Lloyd joined Manchester City on a short-term deal from Houston Dash in February.

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