Australian Samantha Kerr joins Chelsea

The footballer, who played until now in the United States, signed a two and a half year contract with the English club.

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Samantha Kerr, November 12, 2019, during a match between Australia-Chile match. BRENTON EDWARDS / AFP

Soccer player Samantha Kerr, the central figure of the Australian national team at the World Cup in June, signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the English club Chelsea.

The 26-year-old, with 77 selections and 31 goals, considered one of the best players in the world, played until now in the American championship, in the Chicago Red Stars.

Samantha Kerr, who had entrusted his desire to try the adventure in a European club, should begin in January 2020 in the English Championship, the Women's Super League (WSL).

"The WSL is the best league in Europe. I want a team success and I did not choose the ease, said the attacker. I think Chelsea has a project for years to come and I want to be part of it, I want to brandish some trophies ".

The captain of the "Matildas", the team of Australia, would touch more than 467 000 pounds (545 000 euros), estimated last week the daily Sydney Morning.

Kerr, who started his career at Perth Glory before moving to Sydney FC four years later, has become a coveted international star throughout his time in the United States, and especially his performances on the national team.

Five-time scorer with Australia during the last World Cup, she is known for her speed and headgame, as well as her backflip to celebrate her goals.

SAMANTHA KERR, in five dates:

2009 She made her professional debut at the age of 15 in the Perth club. True phenomenon, she is named player of the year and wins the trophy of the most beautiful goal of the season. She honors her first selection with Australia the same year.

2017 She becomes the top scorer in the history of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the professional women's football league in the United States.

October 8, 2018 Samantha Kerr is named among the fifteen contenders for the first Women's Golden Ball. She will finally rank fifth.

2019 She becomes the top scorer in the history of the W-League, a semi-professional women's football competition between the eight best clubs in Australia.

2019 She signed a contract with Nike for $ 1 million, making her one of the best-paid sportswomen in the world.


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