60 Carli Lloyd Quotes from American Professional Soccer Player

Carli Lloyd a standout player for the USA women’s soccer team made history by being the only player to score all their team’s goals in two Olympic finals a feat achieved in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

In Beijing she scored the winning goal against Brazil securing a narrow victory.

Four years later in London Lloyd scored twice in a win against Japan.

Carli Lloyd Quotes

Her dedication to soccer started at age five and her skills earned her international recognition including the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2015.

Despite a successful career the USA team faced setbacks in subsequent Olympics failing to win gold in 2016 and settling for bronze in Tokyo 2020 with Lloyd scoring twice in the bronze-medal game against Australia.

I have picked the best quotes by Carli Lloyd.

Top 10 Carli Lloyd Quotes


You can always have energy, give great effort, and have a good attitude. ~ Carli Lloyd.


If you’re quiet, and you don’t speak out, you’re never going to get anything accomplished. ~ Carli Lloyd.


You don’t want to get too wrapped up in that final destination. You want to enjoy the journey, enjoy the process, and just take it one step at a time. ~ Carli Lloyd.


Comic-Con is really cool. It’s different. I like to people-watch. I like to see the costumes. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I think that I’m just on such a mission with my career that you don’t really get to stop and think about your jersey number too often. ~ Carli Lloyd.


You have to fight harder, dig deeper, and prove all the doubters wrongs. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I’ve kept to myself, I’ve put my head down. I’ve gone to work. And I have felt undervalued. ~ Carli Lloyd.


If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I love shopping! It’s my release sometimes. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I’m loyal. I’m real. I’m not afraid to say what I’m thinking. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Famous Carli Lloyd Quotes


The end goal is to become FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. ~ Carli Lloyd.

My biggest benching was before the 2012 Olympics. It kind of came out of nowhere. I just kind of had one bad half, 45 minutes, and it pretty much cost me my starting spot. ~ Carli Lloyd.


Work hard at everything you do. Never give up. Never quit. Many people have talents but without the hard work you won’t get anywhere. ~ Carli Lloyd.

No longer are the days where I just kind of fly under the radar. Everybody’s recognizing me. Everybody wants pictures. They feel inspired. It’s very cool. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Winning the World Cup was a dream come true after so many years of wanting something so bad. After that final whistle, I dropped to the ground on my knees and got emotional. ~ Carli Lloyd.


Every time I step onto the field, whether people like it or not, I’m not trying to play dirty – I’m just playing tough. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t human and tears weren’t rolling down my face and I wasn’t pissed and I wasn’t angry. There are lots of times that those emotions come out in my career. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Like many kids, I was thrown into recreational soccer in my town, and from there, I grew to love it. Everywhere I went, I carried a soccer ball with me. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I want to keep getting better and better. I don’t want to be satisfied, ever. That may sound grim, but it isn’t at all. It is joyful, because the pursuit of progress is joyful. Playing the game I love is joyful. So I keep pushing, keep working. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I don’t just want to be a participant in the World Cup. I want to have a legacy. I want to have people remember me. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I don’t think anyone would say that the women on the United States national team are not great role models and ambassadors. Everywhere we go, we connect with fans, sign autographs, and represent our sport and federation with class. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I think – you know, I want to intimidate people when I’m on the field. I want people to be scared of me. That’s just kind of the nature of who I am as a person and player. But I also know that you have to be emotional. You have to be in touch with your feelings. I think that’s important. ~ Carli Lloyd.


My emergence has been slow and steady, I would say. I think I’ve improved every single year. I keep getting better; I keep getting fitter, sharper – and I’m not stopping. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Best Carli Lloyd Quotes

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. ~ Carli Lloyd.

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 do nuts, fruit and avocado, but I also mix up my creations with different toppings and lettuces. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Nobody has done more for me than my parents, who devoted untold amounts of time and money that allowed me to play the game I love. It’s no exaggeration to say I never would have gotten anywhere near a World Cup, an Olympics, or even the U.S. national team without them. I have never forgotten that, and I never will. ~ Carli Lloyd.

This is my journey. If I fall, I have to pick myself up. If I’m not getting the playing time I want, it’s up to me to figure out why. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I’ve taken great pride in not being fragile. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I don’t want to be known for someone that’s good-looking. I want to be known as someone who is one of the best midfielders. That’s my thing. ~ Carli Lloyd.

It’s those moments when everything is on the line, and someone needs to show up in a big moment. I prepare my mind and I prepare my body to be ready for those moments. And I think it’s just what I do. I live for those moments. ~ Carli Lloyd.

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. ~ Carli Lloyd.

The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something, you’re going to be able to persevere through anything. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Popular Carli Lloyd Quotes

I don’t run on the treadmill, because there’s no treadmill moving for you on the soccer field. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I don’t do fake. That’s the first thing you should know about me. I’m not one to put on airs or change my demeanor depending on where I am or who I am talking to. ~ Carli Lloyd.


No one is going to remember a second-place team. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I had one girl tell me last night that I’m the greatest thing ever, that she wants to aspire to be me. Just stuff like, ‘You’re my idol. I love you.’ It’s awesome. It’s what it’s all about. ~ Carli Lloyd.

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. ~ Carli Lloyd.


If I’ve learned anything in my career, it’s that nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. That’s just the way it is. ~ Carli Lloyd.

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. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Everything in my life – family, friends, even my fiance – are all second to soccer. And I’ve won every tournament where I haven’t had anyone there. It just seems to work for me. I don’t think I’m going to change that. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Great Carli Lloyd Quotes

For so long, I’ve been a little misunderstood as a person. You know, I do have this strut about me. I don’t know if it’s the Jersey girl in me. I like to think of myself as an egg, you know? Hard on the outside but soft on the inside. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Playing in Wembley Stadium in front of 83-some-thousand fans to win a gold medal was unreal. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I don’t put on makeup when I’m getting ready for a game, because why would I? I am gearing up for battle. How is mascara or eyeliner going to help me win? ~ Carli Lloyd.


Nothing in life is worthwhile unless it’s kind of hard to get there. ~ Carli Lloyd.

As a player, you just want to focus on controlling the controllables. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I think, over the years, I’ve earned the respect of my teammates as someone who first got on the scene and wasn’t internationally ready and has just continued to put in the work. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I sleep better on the road than I do at home. I’m used to sleeping in a million different hotels. I’m not home very often, so when I get home, I have things I want to do. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I really hate drama. It’s draining; it’s mentally draining. It’s a waste of time. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I’m not having to go outside and switch the role model hat on. It’s me, and it’s important for me to leave that legacy to help inspire younger players because I didn’t have a role model growing up. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Fitness, defending, the mental stuff – those were all weaknesses of mine. And I turned those into strengths. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Memorable Carli Lloyd Quotes

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. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I know that I’m a natural attacking player. I love to attack. I love to play freely; I love to combine and play through balls. That’s the nature of my game. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I went from a player who was never fit to a person who actually worked hard to get myself in shape. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Any professional athlete will tell you that the mind is everything. For me, there is no shame in saying that I visualize and I meditate, because it really works. ~ Carli Lloyd.


I don’t just train to be a participant. I train to come up big in big moments. That’s when I know I’ve got to roll the sleeves up. ~ Carli Lloyd.

Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. I don’t take many vacations. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. I miss out on a lot of weddings and family functions. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good. ~ Carli Lloyd.

I’m honest. If people aren’t putting in the effort, I will definitely let them know because I think that that can only help them. ~ Carli Lloyd.

To be among the world’s greatest athletes and compete for Team U.S.A. while knowing that the entire world is watching is something that athletes dream about. To be able to experience that was truly special. ~ Carli Lloyd.

So these were the 60 top quotes about Carli Lloyd.

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