On This Day 10 Years Ago, Sam Kerr Scored Her First Goal As A Matilda
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On this day 10 years ago — May 21, 2010 to be exact — Sam Kerr made her mark for the Matildas.
Australia was playing in the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup final against North Korea where she scored her first international goal at the age of 16.
Sam Kerr First Goal For Australia
The celebrations have tidied up a bit since then...pic.twitter.com/UNkvfcVeOd
— Westfield Matildas (@TheMatildas) May 21, 2020
Sam Kerr started her career on a high note and fast forward 10 years to 2020, she has 83 international caps with 38 goals. Kerr sits third in the all-time standings for Australia.
Not only has she improved her goal celebration, but she has also become a player to watch in the women’s game. As the all-time leading scorer in the NWSL and in the Australian W-League, Kerr also has made her mark in England where she has helped Chelsea thrive in the Champions League.
An all-around player, Kerr has challenged herself in every way possible both internationally and at the club level. She is definitely one of the best female players in the game and to watch her progression from scoring her first goal 10 years ago to all of her successes today is inspirational.