Sam Kerr has been named the 2019 Players' Player of the Year by her National Women’s Soccer League peers.
The Westfield Matildas captain rewrote the stats books in a record-smashing season as she fired Chicago Red Stars to second place in the NWSL ladder.
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Kerr claimed an unprecedented third straight NWSL Golden Boot, scoring an all-time high 18 goals and breaking her own record of 17 in 2017.
The 80-cap international is the NWSL’s all-time top goal scorer with 77 goals in her seven seasons in the competition.
She netted against every other team in the league in 2019, including a hat-trick in a 3-2 away win against Orlando Pride in June, and also recorded five assists.
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“Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me,” Kerr said in an message on the NWSLPA Twitter account.
“It’s obviously an amazing honour to be voted on by your peers again, and good luck to everyone in the finals this weekend.”
The NWSL Players Association announced the award winners on Friday, with her fellow players voting Kerr the top performer, while also naming the 26-year-old in the player’s team of the season.
Kerr will line up for Chicago against Hayley Raso, Caitlin Foord and Ellie Carpenter’s Portland Thorns in the NWSL Playoff Semi Finals at SeatGeek Stadium on Monday morning AEDT.
Steph Catley and Lydia Williams’ Reign FC travel to face defending NWSL Champions North Carolina Courage in Monday’s other Semi Final.
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