Forward Samantha Kerr
- Height 167cm
- Weight 55kg
- D.O.B. 10/9/93
Debut: Friendly v Italy, February 2009
Clubs played for: Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Western New York Flash, Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars
Her 2018 so far:
The awards and accolades have kept on coming for Kerr in 2018.
The striker had claimed every individual award possible in following her record-breaking NWSL season with Sky Blue FC in 2017. Kerr returned the home soil with Perth Glory for the 2017/18 Westfield W-League season and would be named Young Australian of the Year in January.
It was just reward for the Perth-born striker, who has developed into the figurehead and one of the main drivers of the Westfield Matildas' recent on field successes.
She would score 13 goals in nine appearances for the Glory during the league campaign and received the 2017/18 Julie Dolan medal alongside Westfield Matildas' teammate Clare Polkingorne.
Kerr shone at AFC Women's Asian Cup, grabbing three goals for Australia, and was recently named PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year for the second year in a row, becoming the first female player to claim back-to-back awards.
She also scooped third place in the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2018 after votes from thousands of fans from around the world. Kerr is also in line to receive more honours after being nominated for two awards at the 2018 ESPYS (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), with both the Best International Women’s Soccer Player and Best NWSL Player up for grabs.
The 24-year-old is currently on the books of Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL and has claimed five goals and two assists to help the Red Stars into fourth position on the ladder this season. She recently scored a hat-trick in a league match against Sky Blue to become the first NWSL player to reach 50 goals.
Tournament of Nations 2018
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Westfield Matildas Abroad: Aussies steal the show in the NWSL
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Hat-trick hero Kerr named NWSL Player of the Week
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has been voted the NWSL Player of the Week after her heroics for Chicago Red Stars at the weekend. Kerr’s hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on Sunday (AEST) was her third in the competition, on a night where she scored her 50th goal in
NWSL wrap: Kerr makes more history on Sky Blue return
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World reacts as Kerr sets another NWSL record
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NWSL wrap: Kerr's Chicago slump against league leaders
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PFA award for Westfield Matildas star Kerr
Westfield Matildas and Perth Glory attacker Sam Kerr has capped a remarkable season, named the PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year for the second straight year. Kerr not only starred for Australia at the Tournament of Nations and this year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup but was also v
NWSL wrap: Williams' shutout, Kerr stars for Chicago
A setback for a couple of Westfield Matildas in the battle for top spot but there was better news for the likes of Lydia Williams, Katrina Gorry and Sam Kerr on an action-packed weekend in the National Women's Soccer League in the US. There was an Aussie v Aussie battle in Sea
NWSL Wrap: Kerr stars in battle with Westfield Matildas teammate
Sam Kerr provided an assist to help Chicago Red Stars to a vital win over Katrina Gorry’s Utah Royals in an entertaining National Women’s Soccer League clash on Sunday (AEST). Elsewhere, a couple of Westfield Matildas helped Portland Thorns record a huge three points, while it
Kerr nominated for international award
Westfield Matildas striker Sam Kerr is in line to win another accolade after being nominated for two awards at the 2018 ESPYS. The ESPYS – Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly – is an award presented by US network ABC which recognises individual and team athletic achievemen
‘I had a black eye and bloody lip. Dad couldn’t watch me get roughed up anymore.’
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has outlined one of the defining moments of her childhood, which set her on the path to becoming one of world football’s most feared attackers. Growing up in a sports-mad family in Perth, it wasn’t until later in her childhood that the world ga