Who is Sam Kerr? All the interesting facts and details about the female footballer

Who is Sam Kerr? All the interesting facts and details about the female footballer

Jackline Wangare, Grace Waruguru
November 19, 2023 at 8:31 AM

Sam Kerr has risen to become one of the leading female footballers in the world today. She is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a striker for FA Women's Super League club Chelsea. Sam also plays for the Australia women's national team.

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Sam Kerr of the Matildas celebrates her goal during the AFC Women's Asian Olympic Qualifier match between Australia Matildas and Chinese Taipei at HBF Park in Perth, Australia. Photo: James Worsfold
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Sam Kerr has a FIFA 23 rating of 91 and a potential of 91. Additionally, she has a 4-star skills-move rating and is famous for her speed, skill, and backflips on the pitch. So, who is Kerr, and what is her story? Here is her biography and background.

Profile summary

Real name

Samantha May Kerr



Date of birth

10 September 1993


30 years old (as of 2023)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

East Fremantle, Western Australia










5'6" (167 cm)


145 lbs (66 kgs)

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown




Roger Kerr



Relationship status



Kristie Mewis


Kennedy Baptist College



Net worth

$5 million



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Sam Kerr's biography

Sam, whose full name is Samantha May Kerr. She is the daughter of Roger and Roxanne Kerr. She grew up alongside one sister (Madeleine) and two brothers (Daniel and Levi). Samantha's family are sports enthusiasts, including her father and elder brother, who were professional Australian footballers while her uncle was a horse jockey. This background likely influenced her love for football.

Where is Sam Kerr from?

The talented footballer was born and raised in East Fremantle, a Perth, Western Australia suburb. Kerr has a mixed personality from her father, who has English roots, and her mother, who hails from India.

What gender is Sam Kerr?

Sam is a female athlete. She once stated that her teammates assumed she was male because of her short hair and blonde tips. She was very comfortable with it and decided to keep (her) gender a secret because she didn't want them to treat her any differently just because she was a girl. She stated:

I remember one of the boys crying when he found out. But as good as I was out on the field, and as much as I loved playing the game, the physical differences between the guys and me eventually became too pronounced, and the play was too rough.

How old is Sam Kerr?

She is 30 years old as of 2023. She was born on 10 September 1993.


Samantha studied at Samson Primary School in Perth, Australia. She later joined Kennedy Baptist College, a top co-educational Christian school.

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Samantha Kerr of the Matildas in possession during the AFC Women's Asian Olympic Qualifier match between the Philippines and Australia Matildas at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. Photo: Janelle St Pierre
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Kerr started playing football at an early age. Since there were no girls league as she was growing up, Sam played Australian Football with the boys. Unfortunately, the game got too rough, and she took a break.

In 2006, at 13 years old, she met Bobby Despotovski, an Australian striker who introduced her to amateur football in Western Knights in Mosman Park. She joined Perth Glory in 2008 before joining the Australian Women's national soccer team, also known as the Matildas, in 2009.

Sam Kerr's stats include 19 starts of 21 appearances and six goals in her debut season. In addition, she bagged the Goal of the Year for a long-range shot against Sydney FC. In the 2014 season, Samantha played in all 20 matches, becoming the top scorer with nine goals. Sam joined Sky Blue FC in 2015.

In 2018, she became the first marquee player in the W-League to stay in Perth instead of joining other teams and going overseas at a contract worth $400,000. That year, she joined the Chicago Red Stars, clinching her second MVP award. Kerr joined Chelsea in November 2019.

Sam Kerr's achievements

Since her debut, Kerr has made significant strides in the football scene. Some of her notable achievements include:

  • She is the all-time leading scorer for the Matildas.
  • The striker helped Chelsea F.C. Women reach their first UEFA Women's Champions League final in 2021.
  • The player won her second FA Women's Super League (WSL) title with Chelsea.
  • She is the top WSL scorer with 21 goals in 22 appearances in the 2021 Women's Super League.
  • Kerr ended 2021 as Australia's top scorer, with seven goals.
  • She was the second top scorer at the 2020 Olympics.
  • The Australian football star has won the Golden Boot award in three different leagues and continents, the Australia/New Zealand W-League 2017/18 and 2018/19, the NWSL (North America) from 2017 to 2019, and the FAWSL (Europe) in 2020–21 and 2021–22.

How much does Sam Kerr earn?

Kerr has become among the highest-earning female footballers. She earns more than $600,000 per season. She has been partnered with Nike for 13 years, with her deal worth a reported $1 million annually. According to Famous Birthdays, she has an alleged net worth of $5 million.

Who is Sam Kerr's partner?

Sam Kerr's relationship status has been a subject of discussion among netizens. The female footballer is in a romantic relationship with the American football player Kristie Mewis.

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis met in 2019 and started conversing online through Instagram Direct Messages. They officially became a couple in 2021 and have frequently been seen together at public events. Sam was previously in a relationship with Nikki Stanton, an American player who plays for OL Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

Sam Kerr and Mbappe

In 2022, Samantha and fellow footballer Kylian Mbappe appeared on the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition video game cover. Kerr was the first female footballer to make this appearance, which was the 30th edition. This was a significant step for her having scored 56 goals in 108 appearances for Australia.

How tall is Sam Kerr?

Sam is 5 feet 6 inches or 167 centimetres tall. She weighs 145 pounds or 66 kilograms.

Fast facts

  • She is a supporter of the West Coast Eagles.
  • Her maternal grandparents were professional footballers.
  • At age 15, she made her W-League and international debuts.
  • Her brother, Daniel Kerr, is a former player for the West Coast Eagles.

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