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Name Sam Kerr
Spelling Samantha Kerr
Gender Female
Ethnic Australian
Job Australian Footballer
Desc Top scorer in the 2018 NWSL, top scorer in 2018/19 W-League – Sam Kerr certainly knows how to find the net. The Australian also bagged five goals in four games for the Matildas at France 2019, showing her well-rounded skill-set by scoring with her left foot, right foot and head

Affiliation

Org Australia Women National Team
  Chicago Red Stars

2017 11 25 Retrieve

[Samantha Kerr talks about Australia’s objective of lifting their first FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy at France 2019] I think we can go all the way [in France]. The only thing that’s going to stop us is ourselves. The exciting thing is we are young. This is probably our best shot we’ve had so far. We’ve got so much potential in this team and we’ve just got to keep going at the rate we are and hopefully 2019 will be our year

2017 12 30 Retrieve

[Samantha Kerr reflects on her breakout year with the Matildas] We play such a good brand of footy that Australians love to follow and support. The Matildas are household names now and you see not only young girls, but young boys wearing Matildas jerseys – everyone wants to jump on board and be a Matildas fan. I think we connect with all different audiences, from young to old, male to female, which is very unusual in sport

2018 01 20 Retrieve

I just want to prove to people that women’s sport is right up there

2019 06 13
Australia’s forward Samantha Kerr reacts during a refereeing decision before a goal was allowed during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Brazil at the Mosson Stadium in Montpellier, southern France

2019 06 14 Retrieve

[Sam Kerr, meanwhile, hit out at those who had criticised Australia after their surprise loss to Italy in the opening match] There [were] a lot of critics talking about us, but we’re back so suck on that one. We don’t listen to the haters. Look at that performance to come back from the deep. I love these girls, they’re something else

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[Sam Kerr responds to a question about what the younger version of herself would think of her now] I always tell kids that it’s OK to be different or feel something different. Hopefully the younger Sam would look at the older Sam and think,’That’s pretty cool that she makes people feel so confident in who they are.’ It doesn’t matter about sport, it’s more about who you are as a person

2019 10 19 Retrieve

[Sam Kerr on the first episode of the Women in Blazers podcast] I had the touch of an elephant

2019 11 16 Retrieve

[Sam Kerr speaks after completing her move to Chelsea] The WSL is the best league in Europe. I want team success and I don’t want it to come easy. I feel Chelsea Women have been building something special over the years and I want to be a part of that – I want to lift some trophies

2020 01 18 Retrieve

[Note Sam Kerr’s comments of new coach Ante Milicic to ESPN last year] He’s brought a level of professionalism the women don’t usually see … I think that comes from coaching the Socceroos and knowing how the men have been treated. He’s been going to the federation and fighting for us

Ante set that up for us. It feels so good. He’s created an atmosphere where everyone wants to be better and give more