Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr
Quick Facts About Samantha Kerr
Celebrated Name Sam Kerr
Age 30 years old
Nick Name Sam
Birth Name Samantha May Kerr
Birth Date 1993-09-10
Gender Female
Profession Soccer Player
Birth Nation Australia
Nationality Australian
Place of Birth East Fremantle, Western Australia
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Roger Kerr
Mother Roxanne Kerr
Brother Daniel Kerr
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christian
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Partner Kristie Mewis
Net Worth $5 Million
Source of Wealth Football Creer
Salary Over $600K+
Height 1.67 meters (5 feet 6 inches)
Weight 66 KG
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
type Athletic
Current Team Chelsea
Position Forward

Sam Kerr is an Australian professional soccer player known for her exceptional skills as a forward. She currently plays for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League and captains the Australia women's national team (the Matildas) since 2019. Kerr has earned her place among the best forwards in women's soccer, holding impressive goal-scoring records. She is the all-time leading scorer for Australia and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States. Notably, Kerr is the only female soccer player to win the Golden Boot in three different leagues on three continents. Her career highlights include numerous awards and honors, such as being named Young Australian of the Year in 2018 and receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to football. Kerr's accomplishments have garnered recognition worldwide, with multiple nominations for prestigious awards like the Ballon d'Or Féminin and The Best FIFA Women's Player. She is regarded as one of the world's best footballers and strikers, celebrated for her speed, skill, and tenacity. Moreover, Kerr is recognized for her iconic backflip goal celebrations. She has also been featured on the cover of FIFA 23, making her the first female player to appear on the global cover of the game franchise. Additionally, she had the honor of leading the Australian delegation at the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla in London. With her remarkable achievements and contributions to the sport, Sam Kerr has undoubtedly become one of Australia's greatest athletes and a true football legend.

Who is Sam Kerr?

Sam Kerr is an exceptional Australian professional soccer player, known for her forward skills. She captains the Australia women's national team and plays for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League. Kerr holds impressive goal-scoring records and is the all-time leading scorer for Australia and the NWSL in the US. She's the only female player to win the Golden Boot in three different leagues on three continents. With numerous awards and honors, Kerr is regarded as one of the world's best footballers, celebrated for her speed, skill, and tenacity. She made history as the first female player on the cover of FIFA 23 and led the Australian delegation at a royal event in London. Sam Kerr is undoubtedly a true football legend and one of Australia's greatest athletes.

Sam Kerr, born Samantha May Kerr on September 10, 1993, hails from East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, and holds Australian nationality with mixed ethnicity. Her family background is rich in sports, with her father, Roger Kerr, being a former Australian rules football player with a fascinating heritage, having an English father (a featherweight boxer) and an Indian mother who played basketball. Her mother's name is Roxanne Kerr. Her older brother, Daniel Kerr, also a professional Australian rules footballer, shares her passion for sports, and they were both honored as the club's number-one ticket holders for their support of the West Coast Eagles in 2019 and 2020. Sam's journey into football began with Australian rules, but she switched to association football at the age of 12 due to gender restrictions, which came with its challenges and struggles. Her commitment and determination paid off, and at the age of 15, she made her debut in the W-League and international competitions. Now aged 29 as of 2022, she continues to shine as an extraordinary talent in the world of soccer. 

Australian Soccer Player, Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr's football journey began as a junior at Western Knights in Mosman Park, where she honed her skills for three years before catching the eye of the Western Australian State Team during trials. This led her to join Perth Glory, making her debut at just 15 years old in the 2009 W-League season. Her exceptional talent shone through as she received accolades like Players' Player and Goal of the Year for a remarkable long-range strike against Sydney FC in round 8. Continuing her impressive form, she scored three goals in 10 matches during the 2010-11 season, including a crucial brace that secured a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United. In 2013, Kerr moved to the Western New York Flash, netting six goals in 21 appearances. The following season, she returned to the Flash, showcasing her potential as one of the world's best strikers. Subsequently, she was traded to Sky Blue FC, marking a new chapter in her career while leaving a lasting legacy with the Flash.

In August 2014, Sam Kerr made a triumphant return to Perth Glory, signing a one-year deal as one of six Matildas players to join the team. Her impact was immediate, scoring in Perth's second match against Adelaide United, leading them to victory. She continued to shine, netting a double in a commanding 10-1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers, followed by an impressive spree of eight goals in the final four games of the regular season, including a remarkable hat-trick against her former team, Sydney FC. Despite facing a non-contact ankle injury that ended her next season prematurely, Kerr's exceptional performance secured her a one-year contract extension with Perth Glory. The 2016-17 W-League season showcased her brilliance, as she scored ten goals, guided her team to the Grand Final, and earned the prestigious Julie Dolan Medal and Penny Tanner Media MVP Award. In 2018, Kerr made history as the first marquee player in the W-League, and she lived up to the title, dominating the goal-scoring charts with 17 goals during the 2018-19 W-League season, including a crucial hat-trick in the semi-final that secured Perth Glory's spot in the grand final. Her journey continued with a stint at Sky Blue FC in 2015, where she maintained her goal-scoring prowess and garnered accolades like NWSL Player of the Week and breaking the all-time NWSL goal-scoring record with 17 goals in the 2017 season, earning her the NWSL Golden Boot and MVP award. 

In January 2018, Sam was traded to the Chicago Red Stars from Sky Blue FC as part of a three-team trade also involving the Houston Dash. Though she started slowly in the 2018 season, she eventually found her form, contributing to a 1-1 draw against North Carolina Courage and securing the NWSL Player of the Month title in August with five goals, including two against Portland Thorns FC and Orlando Pride. She ended the season with 16 goals, winning the Golden Boot for the second consecutive year and becoming the first player to achieve this feat. Kerr was also elected into the NWSL Best XI as a forward. In 2019, Kerr led the Chicago Red Stars to their first NWSL Championship appearance, but they lost 4-0 to North Carolina Courage. Nevertheless, she was named the 2019 NWSL MVP for the second time, making her the only player to win the award twice. She also secured her third consecutive NWSL Golden Boot, topping the league with 18 goals and five assists, despite missing some games due to the World Cup with Australia. Additionally, she was named Player of the Year by the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, who presented their inaugural awards that year. At the end of the 2019 season, Kerr announced her consideration of moving to a European team with several offers on the table. 

After joining WSL club Chelsea in November 2019 on a two-and-a-half-year contract, Sam made an immediate impact, scoring her first goal against Arsenal and winning her first trophy with Chelsea in the League Cup Final. Despite a curtailed season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chelsea secured the 2019-20 league title based on a points-per-match basis. In the following season, Kerr's outstanding performances continued, leading Chelsea to win their second Women's Super League title during the 2020-21 FA WSL season. She secured the Golden Boot, becoming the first player to win it in three different leagues. Additionally, Kerr helped Chelsea reach the UEFA Women's Champions League final, though they were defeated by Barcelona. Her remarkable form carried into the 2021-22 season, earning her multiple awards, including FWA Women's Footballer of the Year and PFA Players' Player of the Year. Kerr's goal-scoring prowess played a crucial role in Chelsea's success, lifting trophies in the FA Women's Cup and securing their third consecutive Women's Super League title. With an impressive tally of 32 goals and 9 assists across all competitions, Kerr's exceptional contributions and match-winning performances earned her recognition and accolades as one of the finest footballers in the world.

Sam Kerr has had an illustrious international career representing Australia's senior national team. She made her debut at just 15 years old in a friendly against Italy and scored her first international goal at 16 during the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup final against North Korea, helping Australia secure their first international trophy. Kerr has been a crucial player for Australia in various tournaments, including the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, where she displayed her talent despite battling injuries. In 2019, she was named captain of the Matildas and represented Australia in the FIFA Women's World Cup in France, scoring five goals and achieving a historic hat-trick. She continued her exceptional performances at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where she became Australia's all-time top scorer. Kerr's incredible goal-scoring abilities have earned her numerous accolades, including the Golden Boot at the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup, where she also surpassed the Australian international goal-scoring record previously held by Tim Cahill. On 3 July, it was announced that Kerr will captain the Matildas' 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup squad in what will be her fourth World Cup appearance. 

What Awards, Honors, and Records have Sam Kerr achieved?

Sydney FC

  • W-League Championship: 2012–13 

Western New York Flash

  • NWSL Shield: 2013 
  • NWSL Championship runner-up: 2013 

Perth Glory

  • W-League Premiership: 2014 
  • W-League Championship runner-up: 2014, 2016–17, 2018–19 

Chicago Red Stars

  • NWSL Championship runner-up: 2019 


  • FA Women's Super League: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23 
  • Women's FA Cup: 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23 
  • FA Women's League Cup: 2019–20, 2020–21; runner-up: 2021–22 
  • FA Women's Community Shield: 2020 
  • UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up: 2020–21 


  • AFF U-16 Women's Championship: 2009 
  • AFC Women's Asian Cup: 2010; runner-up: 2014, 2018 
  • Centenary Cup: 2013 
  • Cup of Nations: 2019, 2023 


  • W-League Player's Player of the Year: 2009, 2014
  • W-League Goal of the Year: 2009, 2016–17
  • FFA Female U20 Footballer of the Year: 2010, 2014 
  • PFA Australian Women's Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Julie Dolan Medal: 2016–17, 2017–18 
  • PFA W-League Team of the Season: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 
  • W-League Golden Boot: 2017–18, 2018–19 
  • Football Media Association International Player of the Year: 2013, 2014 
  • NWSL Player of the Week: 2013: Week 9; 2016: Week 18; 2017: Week 9 12, 17; 2018: Week 15, 22
  • NWSL Player of the Month: 2017: May, June, 2018: August 2019: May
  • NWSL Team of the Month: 2017: May, June, July, August; 2018: July, August; 2019: April, May, September
  • NWSL Golden Boot: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • NWSL Most Valuable Player Award: 2017, 2019
  • NWSL Best XI: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Asian Women's Footballer of the Year: 2017 
  • ABC Sport Personality of the Year: 2017 
  • IFFHS Women's World Team of the Year: 2017, 2021 
  • Young Australian of the Year: 2018 
  • ESPY Awards Best International Women's Soccer Player: 2018, 2019, 2022  
  • ESPY Awards Best NWSL Player ESPY Award: 2019 
  • The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World Winner: 2019 
  • IFFHS AFC Women's Team of the Decade: 2011–2020 
  • UK Young Achiever Award: 2021
  • FA Women's Super League Player of the Month: April 2021, April 2022 
  • FA Women's Super League Golden Boot: 2020–21, 2021–22 
  • PFA WSL Fans' Player of the Month: March 2021, April 2022 
  • PFA WSL Team of the Year: 2020–21, 2021–22 
  • UEFA Women's Champions League Squad of the Season: 2020–21 
  • IFFHS AFC Women's Player of the Year: 2021 
  • IFFHS AFC Women's All-time Women's Dream Team: 2021  
  • IFFHS World's Best International Goal Scorer: 2022
  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM): 2022 
  • AFC Women's Asian Cup Golden Boot: 2022 
  • London Football Awards FA Women's Super League Player of the Year: 2022 
  • Football Writer's Association Women's Footballer of the Year: 2021–22, 2022–23 
  • Women's Super League Player of the Season: 2021–22 
  • Women's Super League Goal of the Season: 2021–22 
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2022 
  • PFA WSL Fans’ Player of the Year: 2020–21, 2021–22 
  • Chelsea Women's Player of the Year: 2021–22, 2022–23 
  • The Athletic WSL Player of the Year: 2021–22 
  • The Athletic WSL Team of the Year: 2020–21, 2021–22  
  • GiveMeSportW (GMS) Fans' WSL Player of the Season: 2021–22 
  • Key to the City of Perth: 2022 
  • FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11: 2022 
  • Australian flag-bearer for the coronation of Charles III and Camilla: 2023 


  • All-time leading Australian international female scorer: 63 (from 5 August 2021 to present) 
  • All-time leading Australian international scorer: 63 (from 12 Apr 2023 to present) 
  • All-time leading Australian international female scorer at the Olympics: 7 (from 2020 Tokyo Olympics to present)
  • Most goals scored in a calendar year: 12 (2022) 
  • First Australian football player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup: 2019 
  • Most consecutive games scored in: 7 (from 30 July 2017 to 28 February 2018) 
  • Former all-time leading scorer: 70 (from 24 January 2019 to 20 March 2021: overtaken by Michelle Heyman) 
  • Most goals in a season: 17 (2018–19) 
  • Most hat-tricks: 4 (tied with Michelle Heyman)
  • Fastest hat-trick: 7 minutes (16 December 2017 vs Newcastle Jets) 
  • Most 'Golden Boot' awards: 2 (2017–18, 2018–19) (tied with Michelle Heyman and Kate Gill)
  • All-time leading scorer: 77 (from 8 July 2017 to present) 
  • Former all-time assists leader: 24 (overtaken by Lynn Williams, Tobin Heath and Jessica McDonald) 
  • First player to score 50 goals (9 June 2018) 
  • First teenager to score a goal: (April 2013) 
  • Most goals in a season: 18 (2019) 
  • Most goals in a match: 4 (tied with Kristen Hamilton and Alex Morgan) 
  • Most shots on target in a season: 54 (2017) 
  • Most hat-tricks in a season: 2 (2017) 
  • Most consecutive seasons to score at least 10 goals: 3 (2017 to 2019)
  • Most consecutive seasons to score at least 15 goals: 3 (2017 to 2019)
  • First Australian international to play 100 regular season games 
  • Most 'Most Valuable Player' awards: 2 (2017, 2019)
  • Most 'Golden Boot' awards: 3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Most goals in a full-season debut: 21 (2020–21)
  • Most goals in a calendar year: 23 (2021) 
  • Most number of teams scored against in a season: 10 (2021 –22) 
  • Most hat-tricks against a single club: 2 (vs Birmingham City) (tied with Bethany England, Rachel Williams and Vivianne Miedema)
  • Most first half hat-tricks: 2 (tied with Vivianne Miedema)
  • First player to score against every team played against (2 September 2020 vs Everton) 
  • Most goals scored as a headers in one season: 9 (2020–21) 
  • First player to score at least 20 goals in consecutive seasons: 2020–21 to 2021–22 
  • Most consecutive seasons to score at least 20 goals: 2 (2020–21 to 2021–22) 
  • Most 'Golden Boot' awards: 2 (2020–21 to 2021–22) (tied with Vivianne Miedema) 
  • Most goals across all competitions in a season: 32 (2021–22) 
  • Most goals in a group stage game: 4 
  • All-time leading scorer: 57 (2014 to present) 
  • All-time leading scorer: 28 (28 June 2017 to present) for Sky Blue FC (2015-2017)
  • All-time leading scorer: 35 (tied with Christen Press) (20 October 2019 to present) for Chicago Red Stars (2018 to 2019)
  • Most consecutive games scored in: 7 (26 February 2022 to 3 April 2022) for Chelsea (2020 to present)
  • Most goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup game: 4, 2019 
  • Only football player to win the Golden Boot in 3 different leagues/continents: W-League (Australia): 2017–18, 2018–19; NWSL (North America): 2017, 2018, 2019; FA WSL (Europe) 2020–21, 2021–22 
  • First Australian female football player to be nominated for the Ballon d'Or 
  • First Australian football player to place in the top 3 of the Ballon d'Or: 2021 
  • First Australian football player to place in the top 3 of The Best FIFA Player: 2021 
  • First Australian to win PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2022 
  • First West Australian-born female recipient of the Key to the City of Perth: 2022 
  • First female footballer to be chosen to be on the cover of a FIFA video game: FIFA 23 

Sam Kerr Rating In Fifa 23

EA Sports has recently unveiled the top 10 highest-rated players for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 update in FIFA 23, with Sam Kerr, the talented Matildas, and Chelsea forward, proudly taking the lead. She shares the joint-best overall rating of 91 with Spain's Alexia Putellas.

Who is Sam Kerr Partner?

Sam Kerr, an unmarried soccer sensation, is currently in a loving relationship with her partner, Kristie Mewis, an American soccer player, since early 2021. Embracing her sexual orientation as a lesbian, she finds joy in her present life alongside Kristie. While there is no evidence to suggest that she is transgender, it is essential to note that Sam Kerr identifies as cisgender, aligning with the gender she was assigned at birth, whether that of a boy or a girl. Her openness about her identity further emphasizes her courage and authenticity both on and off the field. Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis are just two out of the LGBTQ players at the 2023 Women's World Cup. Sam publicly came out as LGBTQ in an Instagram in 2021.

Sam Kerr and her partner, Kristie Mewis

Prior to her current relationship, Sam Kerr was romantically involved with Nikki Stanton, her former teammate from Perth Glory and Chicago Red Stars, as indicated by reference.

What is Sam Kerr Net Worth?

Sam Kerr, the esteemed Australian professional football player, is undeniably one of the most prolific female soccer players in the world. With a net worth of $5 million as of 2023, she has earned her wealth through her remarkable career in sports, excelling in football. Currently representing the prestigious English club Chelsea, she holds numerous goalscoring records. Her income stems from various sources, including contracts, salaries, bonuses, endorsements, and sponsorships, amounting to an impressive annual salary of over $600K. Her football career remains her primary source of wealth, but she also enjoys lucrative deals as an ambassador for brands like Nike, as seen in the ad "Dream Crazier," and Powerade, a Coca-Cola-owned company. Kerr's illustrious career has brought her into the spotlight, and she leads a lavish lifestyle fitting of her achievements.

How tall is Sam Kerr?

Sam Kerr, an athletic soccer player, boasts an impressive height of 1.67 meters (5 feet 6 inches) and maintains a body weight of approximately 66 kg. With captivating dark brown eyes and luscious black hair, she exudes both power and grace on the field. Committed to her fitness, Sam diligently frequents the gym, engaging in rigorous workouts to stay in top form. Additionally, she displays a keen awareness of her dietary habits, making conscious choices to fuel her body effectively. Sam Kerr's dedication to her physical well-being underscores her exceptional skill and determination as a soccer player.

5 Facts About Sam Kerr

1. Sam first started playing soccer as a junior at Western Knights

Sam Kerr's soccer journey began as a junior at Western Knights in Mosman Park, where she showcased her skills and later tried out for the Western Australian State Team before joining Perth Glory. At just 15 years old, she made her debut for Perth Glory during the 2009 W-League season.

2. She is the first and only Australian women’s footballer to be named in Ballon d’Or Féminin

Sam Kerr holds several prestigious distinctions in women's football. She is the first and only Australian women's footballer to be named in the Ballon d'Or Féminin shortlist since its inception in 2018, ranking 5th, 7th, 3rd, and 3rd in successive editions. In addition, she received the FWA Women's Footballer of the Year award in both 2022 and 2023, solidifying her status as one of the sport's top talents. Alongside France's Wendie Renard, Kerr is one of only two players to have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or Féminin in every edition, signifying her consistent brilliance on the global stage and her unique standing as an Australian female football icon.

3. She is of Indian descent

Sam has a strong Indian connection as her grandparents migrated to Australia from India in 1969 during the mass exodus of the Anglo-Indian community post-independence. Proud of her Indian roots, she serves as a role model for many Indian girls who follow her on social media. Both of Sam's grandparents are Anglo-Indian, with her grandpa born in an Anglo-Indian railway colony, and her grandma, Aunty Coral, also being Anglo-Indian. Before becoming Australian citizens, both her grandmum and granddad had Indian nationality, giving Sam Kerr a rich heritage of both Australian and Anglo-Indian ethnicity.

4. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her "services to football"

In the 2022 Australia Day Honours, Sam Kerr was honored with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her remarkable "services to football." This prestigious recognition made her only the second Australian female footballer to be awarded such an honor, following in the footsteps of the inaugural Matildas' captain, Julie Dolan.

5. Her brother is a former Australian rules footballer

Sam Kerr's brother, Daniel Alan Kerr, had a successful career as an Australian rules footballer, representing the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was known for his tenacity, skill, and strong work ethic on the field. Daniel Kerr played as a midfielder and was a key player for the Eagles during his time with the club. He made his debut in 2001 and quickly established himself as an integral part of the team, playing a crucial role in their midfield and contributing to their successes on the field.