Vote for Sam Kerr to win BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020
Westfield Matildas and Chelsea star Sam Kerr has been nominated for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020, so don't miss your chance to vote for the Australian skipper!
The 26-year-old Fremantle-born striker was nominated last week to win the prestigious prize, which is now in its sixth year.
It is the third time Kerr has made the shortlist, having secured a spot in the running in 2018 and 2019, in recognition of her exceptional performances for Westfield W-League club Perth Glory, and National Women's Soccer League outfit Chicago Red Stars.
In 2019, Kerr continued to find the net with breathtaking regularity.
Kerr won finished top scorer for Glory in the Westfield W-League with 13 goals - the second year running she took out the competition Golden Boot.
It was a similar story over in the United States.
Kerr finished top of the scorer's charts for the Red Stars with 19 goals in 23 matches, her third straight NWSL Golden Boot, and a season in which she was crowned 2019 MVP, and broke her own league record, 17 goals for Sky Blue, back in 2017.
She also shone for the Westfield Matildas, becoming the first Australian to score a FIFA World Cup hat-trick with a four-goal haul over Jamaica in June.
"Any time you’re nominated for an award it’s a huge honour and it’s exciting," Kerr told the official Chelsea FC website.
"Last year was a bit of a roller-coaster with the World Cup and playing for Chicago, playing in our first final, so there was a lot of ups and downs.
"But anytime you represent your country at a World Cup it’s an amazing feeling and an amazing honour."
Kerr was voted the best women's footballer in the world by the Guardian newspaper in December 2019.
The other nominees for the BBC award are Lucy Bronze (Lyon and England), Julie Ertz (USA and Chicago Red Stars), Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands and Arsenal) and Megan Rapinoe (USA and Reign FC).
Voting closes at 8.00pm AEDT, Monday, 2 March 2020, and the winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday, 24 March (GMT).
Upcoming Matches – Westfield Matildas
Australia v Vietnam (Home Leg)
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.30pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, ABC iview (delayed on ABC TV) and the My Football Live App
The match will also be streamed LIVE on YouTube for viewers outside of Australia and Vietnam
Vietnam v Australia (Away Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.00pm local; 10pm AEDT
Venue: Cẩm Phả Stadium, Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam
United States of America v Australia
Date: Friday, 10 April 2020 (local time)
Kick-off: To be confirmed
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah, USA
Canada v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020 (local time)
Kick-off: 7.30pm – 12.30pm Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada