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
Westfield Matildas remain unbeaten in Algarve Cup after defeating China PR
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Kerr, Kennedy in FIFPro top 55 ahead of 2017 Women’s World XI vote
In a poll organized by FIFPro, Westfield Matildas stars Alanna Kennedy and Sam Kerr have been nominated in a list of 55 players from which the 2017 Women’s World XI will be named. FIFPro will announce the 11 players in the 2017 Women's World XI on March 8, which is also Intern
Algarve Cup preview: Westfield Matildas v Portugal
After a last-gasp 4-3 win over Norway in their opening match of the Algarve Cup tournament, the Westfield Matildas face hosts Portugal in their second group game. The Portuguese side belied their lowly world ranking by notching a 2-1 victory over China in their opening game of
Sam Kerr sets new Westfield Matildas record in Norway win
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr was on the scoresheet in Australia's thrilling Algarve Cup win over Norway on Thursday, setting a new national team record in the process. The attacker scored her side's third goal in a last gasp 4-3 victory, the seventh consecutive internatio
Matildas edge Norway in seven-goal thriller
Larissa Crummer nabbed a 95th-minute winner as the Westfield Matildas opened their Algarve Cup campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Norway. With time almost up, the striker nodded the ball home from a corner in the final act of a pulsating encounter. Sam Kerr also set
Kerr’s warning to Westfield Matildas’ Algarve Cup opponents
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Kerr’s challenge to Perth fans ahead of Westfield Matildas clash
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has challenged Western Australian fans to ‘pack out’ Perth's nib Stadium when Australia hosts Thailand in a friendly in late March. The FFA confirmed on Wednesday that the Matildas will tackle the world number 30 in a farewell clash ahead of Ap
Westfield Matildas star excited about move to Chicago in NWSL
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr admits she was "surprised" to be traded to Chicago Red Stars in America’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) last month. In a huge shock, Kerr – the 2017 NWSL Player of the Year - was traded from Sky Blue FC to Chicago. Despite setting a
Neymar, Hazard...Kerr! Westfield Matildas striker stars in Nike event
Westfield Matildas striker Sam Kerr joined some of world football’s biggest stars overnight at a Nike event in London to promote a new range of boots. The Aussie star rubbed shoulders with Brazilian whiz Neymar, new Manchester United striker Alex Sanchez and Belgian playmaker
Westfield Matildas in action: Westfield W-League season wrap
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Westfield Matildas in action: Westfield W-League Round 13 wrap
A number of Westfield Matildas took centre stage in Round 13 of the Westfield W-League, with many amongst the goals in a thrilling weekend’s action. Here’s a wrap of how some of Australia’s best performed over the weekend. CHLOE LOGARZO Sydney FC held on for a vital 2-1
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr: An incredible 2017
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr received yet another accolade on Thursday night when she was named Young Australian of the Year at a ceremony in Canberra. Kerr has inspired thousands of Australians, for her exploits and endeavours both on and off the pitch. But on the fiel