Sam Kerr named Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Girls’s Footballer of the Yr for 2022/23
Sam Kerr has been named the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Girls’s Footballer of the Yr for 2022/23 after one other unbelievable marketing campaign sees Chelsea chasing a Girls’s Tremendous League and FA Cup double.
Profitable the award for the second consecutive yr, the Australian ahead obtained the accolade forward of Aston Villa’s Rachel Daly and Chelsea team-mate Lauren James.
In 34 appearances in all competitions this season, Kerr has already scored 26 targets, ten of which got here within the WSL. Chelsea nonetheless have 4 video games remaining, too, that means there’s potential she’s going to add much more to her tally.
Chelsea are chasing one other league title and Cup double this marketing campaign with Kerr of their ranks, however they might want to beat Manchester United in each competitions to be able to carry each trophies.
Manchester United are their FA Cup remaining opponents on Sunday at Wembley, whereas the Crimson Devils are additionally some extent forward of them within the league desk – albeit, Chelsea have a recreation in hand and can go prime in the event that they win their remaining video games.
Since her arrival at Chelsea in the course of the 2019/20 season, Kerr has helped Emma Hayes’ aspect safe three league titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups.
Hayes has been totally impressed with Kerr for one more magnificent season, too.
“She’s such a key participant for us,” Hayes instructed Sky Sports activities. “Shedding Pernille [Harder] and Fran [Kirby] for such a big a part of the season, we have misplaced one thing like 66 per cent of our aim contributions, so Sam has needed to discover alternative ways to be concerned.
“It isn’t nearly developing clutch in huge moments, it is all the opposite stuff. She’s an amazing group participant, she does not at all times get the popularity for the work she does out of possession.
“She’s an excellent expertise, somebody who I feel has tailored brilliantly. She’s grow to be a participant we will depend on.”
Kerr, who has bagged 63 instances in 120 video games for Australia, is about to captain her nation on house soil on the Girls’s World Cup later this yr.
In the meantime, Manchester Metropolis’s Erling Haaland has been named the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Males’s Footballer of the Yr for 2022/23, with Manchester Metropolis chasing a historic treble.
The pair are set to obtain their awards on the FWA Footballer of the Yr seventy fifth anniversary dinner in London on Could 25.