Last WSL season's top goal scorer Sam Kerr has had an unbelievable career, and looks to continue her success for both club and country in 2023.
Sam Kerr is a 29-year-old female professional footballer, who plays for Chelsea ladies in the WSL. She is an Australian international and has captained her country since 2019. She is a centre forward, who started her career at Perth Glory back in 2008 and she recently moved to Chelsea ladies in 2020. Throughout her career, she has scored 195 goals in 235 appearances.
Since being at Chelsea, she has lifted; three WSL titles, two league cups, a Community Shield and an FA Cup.
Kerr is the only female footballer to have won the Golden Boot in three different leagues and three different continents. One being in the W-League, which is across Australia New Zealand back in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons. The second being in the NWSL, in North America, in 2017, 2018, 2019 and the third being in the FAWSL, in Europe, in 2020–21 and 2021–22 with Chelsea.
In 2022, Sam Kerr finished 3rd place in the Ballon D'or Féminin for the second year in a row, behind Alexia Putellas and Beth Mead. This made Alexia Putellas the only female footballer to win this award twice and in consecutive years.
According to 888 sport, Sam Kerr is the second highest paid female footballer behind Carli Lloyd, the former American international. It states that Sam Kerr earns just over $500,000 a year. However, this article was written just before the summer transfer window in 2022, meaning, this could be different now, especially after the summer the Lionesses had, with record transfers of Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze, moving to Barcelona.
Kerr has had a very successful career for both clubs and country, where she has 61 goals for
Australia has 116 appearances, making her the highest goal scorer for her country.
Sam Kerr has an exciting year ahead of her where she is hoping to progress far with club and
country. Last year, Chelsea had a huge upset and went out of the Champions’ League group
stage. However, Chelsea topped the Champions League group with a whopping 16 points, after winning 5 games and only drawing 1. Kerr, along with the rest of her team, are looking to travel a lot further into the competition than last year, and hopefully grab their hands on the trophy.