Sam Kerr has added to her extensive collection of accolades, being named the FA Women’s Super League Player of the Year for the second year running at the London Football Awards.
- Sam Kerr’s great goal-scoring form has been recognised a ceremony honouring the best of London football
- The Australian star has had another excellent season for Chelsea
- Kerr’s Chelsea teammate Lauren James received the Women’s Young Player of the Year award
The awards are designed to celebrate the best of London football, with players eligible if they are from the 16 men’s and women’s teams that play in the British capital.
Last month Kerr missed out on the three-person shortlist for FIFA’s most prestigious individual award, the FIFA Best award, for the first time since 2020.
But the Australian star has had another excellent season for Chelsea.
On Sunday, the Matildas star scored a brilliant winner for the Blues as they beat title rivals Manchester United 1-0 to go to the top of the Women’s Super League by two points with a game in hand.
Chelsea have eight games to play in the 22-game season.
The goal was Kerr’s seventh in 14 games in the WSL, and her 22nd in all competitions this season.
Kerr received a stunning long pass from teammate Lauren James, which beat the defence. Kerr chested the ball down, steadied and lifted it over United goalkeeper Mary Earps into the far corner of the net.
James was also honoured at the London Football Awards ceremony, named the Women’s Young Player of the Year.
Overall, Kerr has scored 83 goals in 103 appearances for Chelsea.
This season her goal haul has included four-goal bursts against Albanian side Vllaznia in the Women’s Champions League and against English rivals West Ham in the League Cup.