Samantha May Kerr, known by her on-field name Sam Kerr, is a famous soccer star who plays for Chelsea and the Australian women’s national team as a striker. She has also been serving as a captain of the Australian national team since 2019. Her speed, style of play, and tenacity have positioned her as one of the world’s best strikers and one of Australia’s greatest athletes. 

Kerr is the all-time leading goal scorer in the NWSL and for her national side. Her accomplishments include winning the Golden Boot in different leagues – the NWSL (North America) in 2017, 2018, and 2019, the W-League (Australia/New Zealand) in 2017–18 and 2018–19, and the Women’s Super League (Europe) in 2020–21 and 2021–22.

Apart from her skills, Sam Kerr counts among the most beautiful athletes in the world. So, if you’re interested to know about this soccer superstar and how she made it to the best female soccer team, read this complete biography of Sam Kerr till the end. 

Sam Kerr Wiki & Bio

Full/Birth Name Samantha May Kerr
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Date of Birth  10 September 1993 
Hometown East Fremantle, Western Australia
Birth Country Australia
Age 30
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Kristie Mewis
Education                                   Unknown
Position Striker
Jersey Number 20
Current Team Chelsea
Net Worth (approx.) $5 Million

Sam Kerr’s Early Life and Family Background

Sam Kerr was born on 10 September 1993 in East Fremantle, a small city in Perth, Western Australia. Her mother, Roxanne, has a sporting background, as her maternal grandfather, Harry, was a professional footballer in the West Australian Football League. Sam’s father had Indian roots, as he was born to an English father and an Indian mother in Calcutta. 

In childhood, Kerr didn’t like playing soccer, but she started to take an interest in it because of her father and brother, Daniel Kerr. Her brother was a professional rules footballer in Australia. 

At the age of 13, she decided to switch from rules football to association football. She was immediately spotted by Perth Glory striker Bobby Despotovski. At the age of 15, she made her international debut with W-league. 

Sam Kerr’s Career Timeline and Stats

Kerr’s domestic and international career is no short of remarkable. With a passion for the game since childhood, she today counts among the most talented and popular athletes around the world. 

Club Career

 

Sam Kerr’s journey began on the fields of Mosman Park, where she honed her skills with the Western Knights. After three years, her talent caught the eye of the Western Australian State Team, a stepping stone to her professional debut at Perth Glory at the young age of 15. Her impact was immediate, earning Player and Goal of the Year honors in the W-League.

Kerr’s ambition led her overseas, first to the Western New York Flash in the US. After a stint back in Perth, she joined Sky Blue FC alongside another rising star, Caitlin Foord. In 2018, she became a pioneer in the W-League, signing a landmark contract as the league’s first marquee player.

Seeking new challenges, Kerr moved to the Chicago Red Stars, where she continued to be a prolific scorer. Her impressive performances attracted interest from European clubs, ultimately leading to her signing with Chelsea in 2019.

International Career

Debuting for the Matildas at 15, she quickly became a regular, even featuring in the World Cup at 17. Overcoming injuries and leading by example, she earned the captain’s armband in 2019. 

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021), she captained the Matildas to their best-ever finish, a historic fourth place.

In 2023, Kerr’s leadership came full circle as she captained the Australian women’s team in the World Cup hosted on home soil. This marked her fourth World Cup appearance, evidence of her dedication and exceptional talent. 

Sam Kerr Stats – International

National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 2009 1 0
2010 9 3
2011 7 0
2012 6 0
2013 5 0
2014 7 2
2015 8 2
2016 3 1
2017 11 11
2018 15 8
2019 11 11
2020 5 4
2021 16 7
2022 12 12
2023 12 8
Total 128 69

Sam Kerr Partner and Relationship Status

Sam Kerr is currently dating an American soccer player and her club teammate Kristie Mewis. During an interview in 2023, Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis confirmed their engagement. Before Mewis, Sam Kerr dated Nikki Stanton. 

Talking about Sam Kerr’s controversies, she was detained overnight in 2023 after a dispute with a cab driver outside a police station. She allegedly vomited in the can and called an attending police officer “stupid white bastard.”

Sam Kerr Age, Height, Weight, and Personal Appearance

 

Bron in 1993, Sam Kerr is currently 30 years old. She has a decent height of 5 ft 6 in. Her athletic build is well-suited for her position as a striker and the captain of the Australian women’s football team. She weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs). Kerr’s physical appearance is characterized by her sporty style and the determination she shows on the pitch. 

Sam Kerr’s Salary and Net Worth in 2024

Sam Kerr is among the wealthiest athletes in Australia. Her talent on the pitch with Chelsea FCW translates to a hefty salary exceeding $600,000 annually. But that’s not all. 

Kerr’s superstardom has landed her lucrative endorsement deals, including a long-standing partnership with Nike, which is reported to be worth $1 million a year.  These, combined with other sponsorships, push her total earnings towards an estimated $3 million annually. 

While the exact figures weren’t readily available, Sam Kerr’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. 

Sam Kerr’s Instagram & Other Social Accounts

Sam has official blue tick accounts on Instagram and Facebook, where she usually posts photos with teammates and friends. She has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 499K followers on Facebook. At the same time, she is on Twitter, with nearly 185K followers. However, she doesn’t have a blue tick account on Twitter. Here are the direct links to Sam Kerr’s official social media accounts: 

Instagram @samanthakerr20
Twitter @samkerr1
Facebook Sam Kerr

Surprising Facts About Sam Kerr You Didn’t Knew

  • Sam Kerr actually started out playing Australian Rules football, a high-contact sport, before switching to soccer at 12 due to injuries. 
  • She made her debut for the Australian national team at the young age of 15
  • Kerr is the only female footballer to win the Golden Boot in three different leagues across continents.
  • To get pumped before a game, Kerr listens to English DJs like Dimension and Sub Focus. 
  • She has revealed she might have pursued a career in music production. 
  • Kerr is openly lesbian and a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in sports. 
  • In 2022, she became the all-time leading scorer for the Australian national team, surpassing the record previously held by a male player.
  • Kerr holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Women’s Champions League group-stage game.
  • In 2018, Kerr was involved in a legal dispute with her former club in the US, which garnered some media attention. 

FAQs

Is Sam Kerr Gay?

Sam Kerr has openly accepted to be a lesbian and is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in sports. 

How Old Is Sam Kerr?

Sam Kerr was born on September 10, 1993, and is now 30 years old.

What Happened To Sam Kerr?

There are no recent reports of injuries or anything happening to Sam Kerr.

Why Isn’t Sam Kerr Playing?

There is no information available on why Sam isn’t playing. Without it, we can’t say if she’s injured, rested by the coach, or not playing in a specific match.