Samantha Kerr

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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 21)
Place of birth Fremantle, Australia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current team
Sky Blue FC
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 21 (6)
2013-2014 Sydney FC 12 (4)
2014 Western New York Flash 20 (9)
2014-2015 Perth Glory 10 (11)
2015 Sky Blue FC 10 (7)
National team
2008–2009 Australia U17 11 (4)
2009– Australia 42 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 July 2015

Samantha May "Sam" Kerr (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian professional soccer player currently playing for Sky Blue FC in the American NWSL and the Australia women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Kerr was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, she is the sister of Australian rules footballer Daniel Kerr,[3][4][5] and the daughter of Roger Kerr, who played for East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Her paternal grandfather is English and her paternal grandmother is Indian.[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 Eliabeth Eddy and a first-round pick--fourth overall--in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.[10] That pick became Sam Mewis.[11]

Return to Perth Glory[edit]

In August 2014, Kerr returned to Perth Glory.[12]

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.[13][14]

International[edit]

Kerr made her international debut for the Australia national women's football team in a match against Italy in February 2009.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17] She scored her team's only goal in the final against Korea DPR.

Media appearances[edit]

Television and film[edit]

External video
Aussies Abroad: The Matildas (ESPN) retrieved 12/18/2013

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.[18][19]

Magazines[edit]

Kerr was featured on the cover of the July 2011 issue of FourFourTwo along with four of her national team teammates: Melissa Barbieri, Kyah Simon, Thea Slatyer, and Sarah Walsh.[20]

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

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). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 2015 World Cup
  3. ^ Glen Foreman (13 November 2008). "Samantha Kerr proves sporting talent runs in the family". PerthNow. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Stuart McLea (4 February 2009). "Kerr name in new ball game". Community Newspapers. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sam the new star in Kerr family". Perth Glory. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "What Makes Him Run". The Age. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Football Federation Australia (7 December 2009). "Westfield W-League Awards". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Player profile – Samantha Kerr". Perth Glory. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Butt, Kerr, De Vanna heading overseas". The Women's Game. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.wnyflash.com/index.cfm?template=template&form_id=6096&page=news.cfm
  11. ^ http://www.nwslsoccer.com/News/857002.html
  12. ^ "Perth Glory announce signing of six Matildas". The Women's Game. 6 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sky Blue FC Waives LaBonta, Morris to make room for Foord, Kerr". skybluefc.com. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sky Blue FC signs Australians Kerr, Foord". Equalizer Soccer. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Merryn Sherwood (9 February 2009). "Matildas need time to rebuild". Canberra Times. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  16. ^ Football Federation Australia (11 February 2010). "Westfield Matildas Squad for tour of New Zealand". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  17. ^ FourFourTwo Australia (2010-04-24). "Matildas Squad For Asian Cup". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  18. ^ "The Matildas". ESPN. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Aussies Abroad: The Matildas". YouTube.com. ESPN. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Treharne, Trevor (31 May 2011). "Matildas Grace FFT Cover". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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