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Follow Sam Kerr’s incredible journey from playing Aussie rules football as a kid to becoming one of the world’s greatest athletes as she prepares to captain the Matildas in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Sam Kerr is widely considered to be one of the best female footballers of all time. She is famous worldwide for her skills on the football pitch – but before she was the Matildas captain and the leading goal scorer for Chelsea, she was just an average Aussie kid who wanted to play AFL. This is her incredible football journey to the FIFA World Cup, from making the switch to football to becoming one of the best female strikers in the world. Sam gives us insights into what keeps her motivated, how she handles the pressures of life as a professional athlete, and what she believes is really important in life.

Inside you will find:
  • Facts about the FIFA World Cup.
  • Everything you want to know about the Matildas.
  • Amazing facts about Sam – her early days, family life, teams, playing for Chelsea FC and the Matildas.

About The Author

Photograph © Jonathan Ring

Sam Kerr is the captain of the Australian women’s national soccer team – the Matildas – and a leading goal scorer for Chelsea in the English FA Women’s Super League. She burst onto the W-League scene as a fifteen-year-old playing with Perth Glory. In 2016, she played for the Matildas at the Olympics in Brazil, and she was the top goal scorer in the 2017 Tournament of Nations. Since joining Chelsea in 2019, Sam has positioned herself as one of the best female strikers in the world. She was named 2018 Young Australian of the Year. In 2021, Sam became the Matildas all-time top goal scorer at the Tokyo Olympics, and in 2023, helped the Matildas achieve their best-ever result at a Women’s World Cup. For more, go to @samanthakerr20 on Instagram or Sam Kerr on Facebook.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (July 6, 2023)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761423680

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