Samantha Kerr

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This article is about the Australian soccer player. For the Scottish football player, see Samantha Kerr (Scottish footballer).
Samantha Kerr
Sam Kerr playing against USWNT 2012.jpg
Kerr playing for Australia in 2012
Personal information
Full name Samantha May Kerr[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current team
Perth Glory
Number 20
Youth career
WA NTC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Perth Glory 22 (5)
2012–2013 Sydney FC 12 (9)
2013 Western New York Flash 19 (6)
2013–2014 Sydney FC 12 (4)
2014 Western New York Flash 20 (9)
2014– Perth Glory 14 (12)
2015– Sky Blue FC 17 (11)
National team
2008–2009 Australia U17 11 (4)
2009– Australia 46 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2016

Samantha May "Sam" Kerr (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian professional soccer player currently playing for Perth Glory FC in the Australian W-League and the Australia women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Kerr was born in East Fremantle, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Her father, Roger Kerr, is Anglo-Indian (having been 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.[3][4][5] and Kerr herself also played the sport until switching to soccer at the age of 12.[6]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Perth Glory[edit]

Kerr's exciting brand of football saw her voted as the Players' Player at the 2009 W-League Awards as well as picking up the Goal of the Year for her long range effort against Sydney FC in round 8.[7][8]

Sydney FC[edit]

Western New York Flash[edit]

In 2013, Kerr signed with the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[9] After the 2014 season, the Flash traded Kerr to Sky Blue FC for Elizabeth Eddy and a first-round pick—fourth overall—in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.[10][11] The Flash used that pick to draft Sam Mewis.[12]

Return to Perth Glory[edit]

In August 2014, Kerr returned to Perth Glory.[13] She signed a one-year contract extension ahead of the 2015–16 W-League season.[14]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

In 2015 Kerr played at Sky Blue FC, following her participation in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, alongside fellow Matildas teammate Caitlin Foord.[15][16]

International[edit]

Kerr made her international debut for the Australia national women's football team in a match against Italy in February 2009.[17]

On 11 February 2010, Kerr was named in the squad for the Australia national women's football team to tour New Zealand on 17 and 20 February 2010.[18]

On 24 April 2010, Kerr was in the squad for the Australia national women's football team to play in the AFC Women's Asian Cup in May 2010, Chengdu, China.[19] She scored her team's only goal in the final against Korea DPR.[20]

Media appearances[edit]

Television and film[edit]

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.[21][22]

Magazines[edit]

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.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 May 2010 Chengdu Sports Centre, Chengdu, China  South Korea 3–0 3–1 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup
2 30 May 2010 Chengdu Sports Centre, Chengdu, China  North Korea 1–0 1–1 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup
3 28 October 2010 Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany  Germany 1–0 1–2 Friendly
4 7 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  France 1–3 2–3 2014 Cyprus Cup
5 12 March 2014 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Italy 1–0 5–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
6 21 May 2015 Jubilee Oval, Sydney, Australia  Vietnam 5–0 11–0 Friendly
7 8–0
8 6 August 2016 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil  Germany 1–0 2–2 2016 Summer Olympics

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sydney FC
Western New York Flash
Perth Glory

Country[edit]

Australia

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). FIFAdata.com. FIFA. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ – List of Players" (PDF). FIFAdata.com. FIFA. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Foreman, Glen (13 November 2008). "Samantha Kerr proves sporting talent runs in the family". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  4. ^ McLea, Stuart (4 February 2009). "Kerr name in new ball game". Community Newspapers. Retrieved 18 February 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Sam the new star in Kerr family". Perth Glory FC. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Mahar, Jessica (1 June 2010). "Matildas make a pitch for the limelight after cup glory". The Age. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Westfield W-League Awards". Football Federation Australia. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Player profile – Samantha Kerr". Perth Glory FC. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Butt, Kerr, De Vanna heading overseas". The Women's Game. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  10. ^ DiVeronica, Jeff (24 November 2014). "Trade it again, Sam: WNY Flash deal Kerr". Democrat & Chronicle. Rochester, New York: Gannett Company. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "4th pick, Eddy to WNY Flash". Western New York Flash. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "NWSL annouces results of the 2015 College Draft". National Women's Soccer League. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Perth Glory announce signing of six Matildas". The Women's Game. 6 August 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Matildas star Kerr signs on for more Glory". W-League. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Sky Blue FC Waives LaBonta, Morris to make room for Foord, Kerr". Sky Blue FC. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Sky Blue FC signs Australians Kerr, Foord". Equalizer Soccer. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  17. ^ Sherwood, Merryn (9 February 2009). "Matildas need time to rebuild". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  18. ^ "Westfield Matildas Squad for tour of New Zealand". Football Federation Australia. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  19. ^ "Matildas Squad For Asian Cup". Australian FourFourTwo. Haymarket Media. 24 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  20. ^ Ritchie, Joel (1 June 2010). "Matildas conquer Asia". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Matildas". ESPN. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Aussies Abroad: The Matildas". YouTube.com. ESPN. 23 October 2013. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  23. ^ Treharne, Trevor (31 May 2011). "Matildas Grace FFT Cover". Australian FourFourTwo. Haymarket Media. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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