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Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year

Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year

Carli Lloyd has won just about everything there is to win during her 11 years with the U.S. women's soccer team. A World Cup title, two Olympic gold medals, three tournament MVP awards.

What she's never gotten, however, is the recognition she thinks she deserves. That changed Monday when Lloyd won soccer's highest individual honor by being named FIFA's women's world player of the year.

Honored alongside her at an awards gala in Zurich, Switzerland, was her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA's top women's coach for 2015. On the men's side, Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Argentina was named the world's top player for a record fifth time.

Lloyd, 33, is the third...

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