For the second consecutive year, Sam Kerr attended the Football Writers’ Association awards where she was presented with the prestigious Women’s Footballer of the Year honour on Thursday night.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, and the awards dinner took place in central London where Kerr was present to collect the Women’s Footballer of the Year trophy for the second time in a row.
It has been another special campaign for the Australian who has 27 goals to her name, producing a number of memorable moments and playing a crucial role in a season where we have fought for silverware across four competitions.
Kerr, who brought up a century of Chelsea appearances in February and marked the occasion by scoring against Arsenal in our FA Cup fifth round win, has spearheaded the Blues attack, displaying her customary movement, link-up play, and predatory and precise finishing.
She has scored four goals in a game on two separate occasions against Vllaznia in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and West Ham United in the Women’s Super League, while also netting a hat-trick against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.
In March, Kerr won the WSL Goal of the Month award for her stunning winner against Manchester United in a top-of-the-table clash at Kingsmeadow. Her 50th goal in the competition followed soon after in an away win at Aston Villa.
Earlier this month, she scored the winning goal as we overcame Manchester United to win our third consecutive FA Cup at Wembley. She will be hoping to end the season in style and help the Blues secure a fourth straight WSL title on the final day this Saturday.
Congratulations on your achievements, Sam!