Sam Kerr named in 2023 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11

Sam Kerr has been named in the FIFA FIFPro’s Women’s World XI for the second consecutive time, with the Australian being named to the list during The Best FIFA Football Awards™ this morning.

The striker makes the list for the second time, named to the World XI for the first time in 2022 and on the 23-player shortlist in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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The award, the only global player award organized by the players and for the players, is based on their performances during the period 1 August 2022 to 20 August 2023 inclusive. Players must have appeared in at least 25 official matches during that period to be eligible for the award.

Sam Kerr of Australia celebrates after scoring her team s first goal during the FIFA Women s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 match between Australia and England at Australia Stadium on August 16, 2023 in Sydney, Australia.
Sam Kerr of Australia celebrates after scoring her team's first goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 match between Australia and England at Australia Stadium on August 16, 2023, in Sydney, Australia.

Kerr was the top goalscorer for both club and country in 2023, netting a combined 37 goals for Chelsea and Australia across the year. The striker scored a memorable goal for Australia in the FIFA Women's World Cup™ semi-final clash, with the goal earning Kerr a first-ever Puskas Award nomination.

The Blues' forward helped her side to a third consecutive Women's FA Cup title, scoring the matchwinner against Manchester United in Chelsea's 1-0 win, as well as seeing Chelsea claim a fourth consecutive Women's Super League title.

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The FIFA FIFPro’s Women’s World XI for 2023 is as follows:

In position order: name (club/current club, country)

Goalkeeper:
Mary Earps (Manchester United, England)

Defenders: 
Olga Carmona (Real Madrid, Spain)
Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, England)
Alex Greenwood (Manchester City, England)

Midfielders: 
Keira Walsh (Barcelona, England)
Ella Toone (Manchester United, England)
Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona, Spain)

Forwards:
Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave, USA)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)
Alessia Russo (Manchester United/Arsenal, England)
Lauren James (Chelsea, England)

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