Sam Kerr is an Australian professional football player who plays as a forward for Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League and here, we learn more about her personal life, net worth, salary, achievements and more.
Samantha May Kerr was born in East Fremantle, Western Australia and made her professional debut in 2005. She has been the captain of the Australia women’s national soccer time since 2019.
She joined Chelsea in 2020 and has seen success with Chelsea being the FA’s Women’s Super League Winners in the 2021/22 season. Before her switch to Chelsea, she spent two years with Chicago Red Stars where she scored 35 goals in 43 appearances.
Sam Kerr Facts and Wiki
|Birth Place||East Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Father’s Name||Roger Kerr|
|Mother’s Name||Roxanne Kerr|
|Net Worth||$4.5 million|
|Date of Birth||10 September 1993|
|Youth Clubs||Western Knights, WA NTC|
|Senior Clubs||Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Western New York Flash, Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars, Chelsea|
|Achievements (Selected)||W-League Player’s Player of the Year, Asian Women’s Footballer of the Year, FA Women’s Super League Player of the Season|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram , Facebook|
Sam Kerr’s net worth and salary
Sam Kerr signed with Chelsea from Chicago Red Stars in 2019 on a deal worth more than US $600,000 a season. She has a base salary of US $500,000 a year excluding sponsorship and advertisement deals. Her net worth is estimated to be US $4,500,000. Considering her impact on the dominant Chelsea squad, it is a matter of time before we see a substantial increase in her pay scale.
Sam Kerr Club Career
Sam Kerr started her professional football journey as a junior with Western Knights in Australia in 2006 before transferring to Perth Glory in 2008 where she spent four seasons between 2008 to 2011.
Taking part in the 2015 NWSL College Draft, she was drafted by Sky Blue FC but returned to Perth Glory a season later. Soon Chicago Red Stars came calling and she spent the next two years of her career at Illinois and won a second consecutive Golden Boot by scoring 16 goals.
With her impressive development and talent, a move to Europe was on the cards with top teams in Lyon and Chelsea interested. In the end, the player chose to move to Chelsea which turned out to be a pretty successful one. Kerr was instrumental in Chelsea’s FA Women’s Super League run and won the Golden Boot, becoming the first player to win the Golden Boot in three different leagues.
In April 2022, she was named FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year and FA WSL April Player of the Month. She ended the season with 32 goals, helping Chelsea win the Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Cup. She was voted Chelsea Women’s Player of the Year, Women’s Super League Player of the Season, and received the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
Sam Kerr made her International team debut at the age of 15 in a friendly against Italy. Her first goal for Australia came against North Korea during the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup final. Kerr was really impressive in her development and made the national team squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup at age 17 and continued her rise to become a mainstay of the team.
Her performances were rewarded when she received the 2017 AFC Women’s Footballer of the Year. Kerr also captained Australia in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring crucial goals to help the team reach the semi-finals but ultimately falling to England.
Sam Kerr’s Personal Life
Sam Kerr is currently in a relationship with American soccer player Kristie Mewis. She was previously in a relationship with former Perth Glory and Chicago Red Stars teammate, Nikki Stanton.
Sam Kerr Family
Sam Kerr was born in East Fremantle, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Her parents had a sports background with her father and uncle being professional footballers in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Sam’s father, Roger Kerr, was born in Calcutta to an English father and an Indian mother who played basketball.
Kerr, in her initial days, played Australian rules football and played the sport until age 12 before switching to soccer, mostly due to gender restrictions. At Age 13, she was spotted by Perth Glory striker Bobby Despotovski who described her athleticism and raw talent as exceptional.
Sam Kerr Endorsements
Sam Kerr is the face of Australian Women’s Football and became the face of Nike in 2019 as part of the brand’s strategic push to enter the women’s sport. This goes to show the impact that she holds over women’s football and its rise in popularity in the past few years.
Sam Kerr’s Social Media
FAQs about Sam Kerr
|What is the net worth of Sam Kerr?|
|Sam Kerr’s net worth is $4.5 million.|
|How many clubs have Sam Kerr played for?|
|Sam Kerr has played with six clubs at the senior level – Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Western New York Flash, Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars, Chelsea|
|How old is Sam Kerr?|
|She is 28 years old.|
|Nationality of Sam Kerr?|
|She is Australian|
|Has Sam Kerr ever won a World Cup?|
|No, she has never won a World Cup.|