Sam Kerr nominated for UK PFA Player of the Year award

Sam Kerr has been nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Women’s Players’ Player of the Year award in the UK.

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Following a standout season at Chelsea domestically, the Westfield Matildas captain is among six women to be nominated for the award as voted by her peers.

The 27-year-old striker secured the FA WSL golden boot for season 2020-21 with 21 goals in 22 games. It was her sixth top scorer accolade in four seasons across three different leagues.

Her efforts in front of goal and helped Chelsea secure back to back league titles. She was also instrumental in Chelsea’s Conti Cup victory which saw her score a hat trick in the final.

The Blues are still in the hunt for a domestic treble with a quarter final against Birmingham City coming up in September.

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Kerr is one three Chelsea players nominated with team mates Fran Kirby and Ann-Katrin Berger also receiving nods. Manchester City trio Sam Mewis, Chloe Kelly, and Lauren Hemp round out the nominations.

If Kerr wins she will become the first Australian player to claim the English PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

The winners will be announced Monday morning Australian time.