Sam Kerr wins AFC Women’s Player of the Year award

Sam Kerr and the Matildas. Picture: Getty Images
Sam Kerr and the Matildas. Picture: Getty Images

PERTH Glory star Sam Kerr has been named the Asian Football Confederation’s women’s player of the year at a glittering ceremony in Bangkok.

Kerr, who also plays for Sky Blue in the US women’s league, faced stiff competition from North Korean teen star Sung Hyang Sim and Japan captain Saki Kumagai to take out the award.

Kerr (24) is in a rich vein of form for her country, with the Matildas star netting 11 times from her past six internationals.

 

It is the first time ever an Australian international has scored in six consecutive appearances.

“My teammates are everything, like I said, without them it wouldn’t be possible,” Kerr said.

“My two clubs are my everything and hopefully in the future I will have success also with the national team.”

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