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Sam Kerr voted female footballer of the year by England sportswriters

Chelsea‘s Australian striker Sam Kerr has obtained her gong for female footballer of the year by sportswriters in England at the annual footballer of the year dinner in London.

Kerr was introduced together with her award alongside Liverpool star Mohamed Salah who received the corresponding males’s award.

The award caps off a stellar season with champions Chelsea for Kerr, who claimed 40 % of the vote in firm with Arsenal’s Dutch worldwide ahead Vivianne Miedema in second place and Lauren Hemp of Manchester Metropolis in third.

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Kerr scored 18 targets and helped Chelsea high the Girls’s Tremendous League desk for the 2021-22 season. She has additionally lifted them to the FA Cup ultimate, with Chelsea vying with Manchester Metropolis for the trophy subsequent Sunday, Could 15 (AEST).

“She works her socks off, she has the contribution to group targets, and there is her personal goalscoring file. Her work price is phenomenal,” Sky Sports activities lead WSL pundit Karen Carney mentioned after Chelsea’s beautiful win over Tottenham final month.

“She has the urgent and the work price that each centre-forward in the finest groups in the WSL and Premier League do.

“All of them press with intent and Kerr is good at that, on the entrance foot and begins it for Chelsea. Then there’s the potential to attain and help.

“The one criticism I’ve is that she needs to be scoring extra. She has so many alternatives, and possibly is not as scientific. “However she is the distinction. If Chelsea did not have her, they would not win [the title].”

Salah took 48 % of the vote for the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation award, forward of Manchester Metropolis midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

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