W-LEAGUE: Meet Matildas star forward Sam Kerr

Here are 23 things you may not know about our skipper.

1. Sam Kerr was born in East Fremantle on September 10th, 1993 and is 5"6.

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2. Kerr played in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) for Western New York Flash in 2013 and 2014. 

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3. Sam spent the last NWSL season with fellow Glory teammate Nikki Stanton at New Jersey-based side Sky Blue FC.

😜✌🏽️

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jul 2, 2016 at 6:40pm PDT

4. Kerr has twice won the FFA Female U20 Footballer of the Year, in 2010 and 2014.

Kerr & Cahill

5. Sam was named the Professional Footballers Association Footballer of the Year for 2012/2013.

Very cool to be voted by my team mates for this award -

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Nov 14, 2013 at 3:39pm PST


6. Kerr has a boxer named Billie, which has her own Instagram account: @billieboxer.

4 months old apparently for the both of us. #billie @billieboxer

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Nov 10, 2014 at 5:09pm PST

7. Sam has Matildas 46 caps, scoring eight times.

Gimme a hug, it's game day! #oneteam @ausolympicteam

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Aug 9, 2016 at 5:35am PDT


8. Kerr scored the winning goal against Korea DPR, as the Matildas won their first ever Women's Asian Cup in 2010.

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9. Kerr has played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, as well as the 2016 Olympic Games with the Matildas.

2011 FIFA World Cup ⚽️ 2015 FIFA World Cup ⚽️ 2016 Olympic Games ⚽️ 🙋🏾🙋🏽🙋🏼 #one team

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:40pm PDT


10. Sam loves a selfie.

Watching the Brazilian locals play some football 🇧🇷

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jul 15, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT


11. Sam's brother Daniel Kerr is a retired AFL Premiership player who played for the West Coast Eagles.

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A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jun 30, 2016 at 3:33am PDT


12. Kerr, much like many of her teammates, loves the outdoors.

At the falls 🍃💦

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jan 29, 2016 at 5:03pm PST




13. Sam is very passionate about her hometown club.

When your team mate seals it in the 88th minute 👌🏽

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Nov 15, 2015 at 5:38pm PST


14. Kerr is close friends with former Glory captain and newly awarded 2016 Asian Women's Footballer of the Year, Caitlin Foord.

👊🏽 @caitlinfoord

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jun 10, 2015 at 5:46pm PDT


15. Sam, alongside Glory teammate Sarah Carroll, made the 'moon boot' fashionable in 2014.

Boot life is better with a friend @sarahcarroll_ 🙃

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:03am PST


16. Kerr is a massive Manchester United fan.

💯

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jan 11, 2015 at 2:11am PST


17. Sam is an expert on the go-kart track.

💪 level = 0

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT


18. Kerr, according to her teammates, is the funniest player at Perth Glory, with her one-liners always lightening the mood at training. 

🎸 @caitlinfoord @alannakennedy @emmachecker @hayleyraso

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on May 20, 2014 at 2:54am PDT


19. Sam loves street art.

Panda panda panda... 🐼

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:21pm PST


20. Kerr collects sneakers.

Need a new anklet , #newshoes ��

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Aug 14, 2013 at 3:23pm PDT

21. Sam is a big fan of the NBA.

Sorry @kingjames your spot is full at Nike HQ, #earnednotgiven #donthateme #k

A photo posted by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on Jul 12, 2013 at 10:02pm PDT

22. Kerr, along with four of her Matildas teammates, were the first ever female footballers to feature on the front cover of the world's biggest football magazine FourFourTwo in 2011.

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23. Sam was a key member of the 2014 Perth Glory side that won the W-League Premiership.​

Kerr Premiership