Women's World Cup: USA's Jill Ellis becomes first coach to win two titles

Jill Ellis led USA to World Cup glory in 2015 and 2019. She is also the first woman coach to defend the World Cup title.

Jill Ellis, head coach of USA looks on during the final match between USNWT and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon.   -  Getty Images

USA's Jill Ellis became the first coach to win two FIFA Women's World Cup titles after USA trumped Netherlands in the final.

Ellis led USA to glory in 2015 where the team beat Japan 5-2 in the final. Following this, the 52-year-old was named the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.

At France this year, Ellis' USA side scored 26 goals in the 2019 edition, and conceded only three. Under Ellis, USA won 12 consecutive matches at the World Cup - the longest winning run in the history of the World Cup (men’s and women’s).

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USA's 26 goals meant the Americans netted the most number of goals by a team at a single tournament in the competition’s history.

Ellis also became the only female coach to retain her title.

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