|Full name Samantha May Kerr|
Name Samantha Kerr
Current team Perth Glory FC
Role Soccer player
Height 1.67 m
Siblings Daniel Kerr
2008–2011 Perth Glory
Weight 55 kg
Nieces Lola Violet Kerr
|Date of birth (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 22)|
Place of birth Fremantle, Western Australia
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Samantha May "Sam" Kerr (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian soccer forward who plays for the Australia women's national soccer team (also known as the Matildas) and Sky Blue FC in the American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). As of July 2017, she is the all-time leading scorer in the league. She previously played for Sydney FC and Perth Glory in the Australian W-League as well as the Western New York Flash in the NWSL. In 2013, she helped the Flash win the inaugural NWSL Shield. In 2017, she was awarded the Julie Dolan Medal. She was named International Player of the Year by the Football Media Association (FMA) in 2013 and 2014.
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- Early life
- Perth Glory FC 20082011
- Western New York Flash 20132014
- Return to Perth Glory 2014
- Sky Blue FC 2015
- International goals
- In popular media
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Kerr was born in East Fremantle, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Her father, Roger Kerr, is Anglo-Indian (born in Calcutta to an English father and an Indian mother), while her mother is Australian. Both Kerr's father and older brother, Daniel Kerr, were professional Australian rules footballers. and Kerr herself also played the sport until switching to soccer at the age of twelve.
Perth Glory FC, 2008–2011
Kerr made her debut for Perth Glory FC at the age of 15 during the 2009 W-League season. She was voted Players' Player at the 2009 W-League Awards and awarded Goal of the Year for her long–range goal against Sydney FC in round 8. During the 2010–11 season, Kerr started in all 10 matches and scored three goals. She scored a brace in the first half of a match against Adelaide United on 14 January 2011 lifting Perth to a 2–1. Perth Glory finished the regular season in fifth place with a 4–5–1 record.
Western New York Flash, 2013–2014
In 2013, Kerr signed with the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States. She made 19 starts in her 21 appearances for the club and scored six goals. The Flash finished the regular season in first place with a 10–4–8 record winning the NWSL Shield and securing a berth to the Playoffs. After defeating Sky Blue FC 2–0 in the semifinals, the Flash lost 2–0 to Portland in the final.
Kerr returned to the Flash for the 2014 season. Head coach Aaran Lines said of Kerr, "With her attributes — her speed, athleticism and instincts — if she continues to develop at the rate she is, Sam can become one of the best strikers in the world." Kerr started in all 20 matches and was the team's leading scorer with 9 goals. She was named NWSL Player of the Week for week 9 after recording a brace and assist against Portland. The Flash finished the regular season in seventh place with a 8–12–4 record. Following the 2014 season, Kerr was traded to Sky Blue FC in exchange for Elizabeth Eddy and a first-round pick—fourth overall—in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. The Flash used that pick to draft Sam Mewis.
Return to Perth Glory, 2014–
In August 2014, Kerr returned to Perth Glory. She signed a one-year contract extension ahead of the 2015–16 W-League season.
Sky Blue FC, 2015–
In 2015, Kerr joined Matildas teammate Caitlin Foord at Sky Blue FC following their participation at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Kerr's six goals in her nine appearances ranked first on the team. Sky Blue finished in eighth place with a 5–8–7 record.
During the 2016 season, Kerr made nine appearances for Sky Blue after being away with the national team in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics. She scored five goals during the regular season. Sky Blue finished in seventh place with a 7–8–5 record. Kerr was named NWSL Player of the week for Week 18 after scoring two goals: an 80th minute equaliser against the Orlando Pride and a game-winning goal against the Pride a few days later.
In the 2017 season, Kerr set a new NWSL record when she scored 4 goals in a single game after being down 3-0 to Seattle Reign at halftime. Sky Blue eventually won the match 5-4. At the age of 23, Kerr sat atop the all-time NWSL goalscoring table.
At the age of 15, Kerr made her international debut for the senior national team in a match against Italy in February 2009. In February 2010, she was named in the squad to tour New Zealand the same month.
In May 2010, Kerr competed with the team at the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Chengdu, China. She scored the team's only goal in the final against Korea DPR.
In July 2017, Kerr was the top goalscorer in the inaugural Tournament of Nations. She scored a hat-trick in Australia's 4–2 victory over Japan, and also scored a goal against Brazil. Australia went on to win the tournament.
Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Kerr goal.
In popular media
In 2013, Kerr was featured in an hour-long episode of ESPN's Aussies Abroad entitled, The Matildas, which profiled four Australian national team players (Kerr, Lisa De Vanna, Kyah Simon, and Caitlin Foord) and their experience playing internationally. She was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series starting in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game.
Kerr was featured on the cover of the July 2011 issue of Australian FourFourTwo along with four of her national team teammates: Melissa Barbieri, Kyah Simon, Thea Slatyer, and Sarah Walsh.