Sam Kerr, the all-time leading scorer in both NWSL and W-League history, joins Kelley to discuss the unorthodox path she’s taken to becoming a global superstar. Sam discusses her lifelong passion for Australian rules football, why she was forced to switch sports by her family, how she went from picking up soccer at age 12 to debuting for the Australian national team at 15, why disappointment at the World Cup fueled her incredible rise, her recovery from two career-threatening injuries in less than a year, why she moved to Chelsea, winning equal pay, and what it means for Australia to be co-hosting the 2023 World Cup.

SAM’S RESUME:
  • Most goals in NWSL history (77)
  • Most goals in an NWSL season (18)
  • Most goals in an NWSL match (4)
  • Most goals in W-League history (69)
  • Most goals in a W-League season (16)
  • NWSL MVP: 2017, 2019
  • NWSL BestXI: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • NWSL Golden Boot Award: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • W-League Golden Boot Award: 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
  • PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Julie Dolan Medal: 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Asian Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2017
  • ESPY Awards Best International Women’s Soccer Player: 2018 and 2019
Suggested:
  • Sam Kerr: Australia’s million dollar player at the Women’s World Cup (CNN)
  • Sam Kerr: Birthplace of Dreams (Nike)
  • Matildas star Samantha Kerr’s advice to young girls playing soccer (The Sydney Morning Herald)
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