As far as Western Australia’s biggest sporting exports go, there’s a pretty strong case for Sam Kerr being at the very tippity top of the list.
One of the biggest names in world soccer and captain of Australia’s women’s soccer team, Kerr’s legend status earned another stripe overnight as she kicked the only goal to help Chelsea secure their third straight Women’s FA Cup over Manchester United.
And it was done in front of a record crowd of 77,390, smashing the previous record for a women’s domestic club football match by more than 17,000.
Kerr kicked the winner in extra time in last year’s final to help Chelsea beat Manchester City, along with kicking the last two of three goals to seal their win against Arsenal in 2021.
Her fifth Women’s FA Cup final goal came in the 68th minute in last night’s game, perfectly tapping a Pernille Harder cross past goalkeeper Mary Earps to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead that United were unable to overcome.
Unsurprisingly, Kerr ended up being named Player of the Match, and it sets the stage perfectly for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand later this year.
Image Credit: Vitality Women’s FA Cup