WNT Jan 9, 2017
Carli Lloyd, the co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, has been named the Best FIFA Women’s Player for 2016. This marks the second consecutive year that Lloyd has been honored and joins a highly elite club of just four players to win consecutive FIFA Women’s Player of the Year awards. U.S. legend Mia Hamm won the award in 2001 and 2002, the first two years it was given out, while Birgit Prinz of Germany won in 2003, 2004 and 2005. That preceded a string of five consecutive awards won by Marta of Brazil from 2006-10.