By Casey O'Connor
History will surely look upon Sam Kerr as one of Australia’s greatest ever sportspersons. After scoring a brace to help secure Chelsea a three-pete in the English Women’s Super League, the Aussie superstar has won her second Golden Boot award.
Her captain Emma Hayes lavished praise Kerr declaring her second goal nothing short of “world class” adding ‘outrageous’ and ‘audacious’ to the superlatives.
The Matilda’s captain has not only won over Chelsea fans, but her talent, performance and humility have not gone unnoticed by the English press.
After another great season which saw her score 20 goals, Kerr has been named the England Football Writers’ Association’s female Player of the Year.
She received 40 percent of the vote. Arsenal’s Dutch international forward Vivianne Miedema was runner-up and Lauren Hemp of Manchester City in third.
The award caps off a stellar season for Kerr.
Make no mistake, Sam Kerr is like no other. With every goal, every trophy win she is involved in and every individual award or accolade that comes her way she slips seamlessly into the rarefied air of true champions.
Since joining Chelsea Kerr has helped the team to three WSL titles, two League Cups, a Community Shield and an FA Cup.
Along with her two Golden Boot awards and her recent Footballer of the Year award she was recognised by FIFA earlier in 2022 as the second best women’s player in the world behind Spain’s Alexia Putellas, (how good must she be).
Kerr has won titles domestically, in England, the US.
Internationally she captains the Matilda’s and has played more than 100 games for Australia and is now our most prolific international goal scorer at the Asian Cup – surpassing Tim Cahill’s record.
The accolades and achievements are becoming too many to list.
She is simply like no other player, and it is quite possible that Australia has never produced an athlete of her ilk.
CASEY’S NRL ROUND MAGIC ROUND TIPS
Bulldogs; Broncos; Rabbitohs; Dragons; Storm; Sharks; Eels; Cowboys