Samantha Kerr

Samantha Kerr

Football Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:00 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

0 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


Samantha Kerr


(Local) / 04:00 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

6 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Australia

Zimbabwe


Samantha Kerr


(Local) / 06:00 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Tied)

2 (Tied)

Germany

Australia


Samantha Kerr


(Local) / 03:00 PM 3 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Canada

Australia


Samantha Kerr


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Athlete Biography

Having made her W-League debut at just 15, Sam Kerr, now 22, has already represented her country in two World Cups and two Asian Cups and will now get her chance to perform on sport’s greatest stage at the Rio Games.

Kerr announced herself to the world when she scored a superb goal in the 2010 Asian Cup final as Australia went on to defeat North Korea on penalties and win the title for the first time.

She played for Perth Glory and Sydney FC in the domestic W-League competition between 2008-13 before getting the chance to play in the US. She lined up for the Western New York Flash in 2013 and 2014 before moving to her current side Sky Blue FC while also continuing to play in the W-League. Kerr remains in the top ten for most goals scored with 21 since the league began in 2013.

She was on the pitch in every minute of the Australian side’s historic run at the 2015 World Cup. Kerr was a constant threat in attack and set up one of Kyah Simon’s two goals against Nigeria as the side went on to win their first knockout match at a World Cup before they went down to Japan in the quarter-finals.

A foot injury ruled Kerr out of the Rio 2016 qualification campaign that saw the side move through to their first Olympic Games since Athens 2004. She returned to the field just weeks before the side’s opening match at Rio when she came on as a second half substitute for Sky Blue FC in late June.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
  • 2nd – 2014 W-League Championship with Perth Glory
  • 2nd - 2014 Asian Cup (Japan)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 2010 Asian Cup in China
  • Qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Education

  • Primary
    Samson Primary School (WA, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Sommerville Baptist College (WA, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Alen Stajcic (2014 - current)
  • Club
    Perth Glory
  • Institute/Academy
    WAIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Crumbed chicken
Favourite holiday destination
Bali
Favourite music
All types
Dream car
Range Rover Sport
Star Sign
Virgo
I would spend my last $10 on
Food
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
High jump