Samantha May Kerr is the first name on the list of best women footballers in the world. The 27-year-old attacker plays for Chelsea in the English FA Women’s Super League.

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Kerr is the captain of the Australian National team and their all-time leading scorer. In 2013 and 2014, she was named the international player of the year by the Football Media Association (FMA).

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Samantha May Kerr OAM (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League and the Australia women's national team .

Sam Kerr is the only female football player to have won the Golden Boot in three different leagues and three different continents – the W-League 

Kerr started her career at the age of 15 with Perth Glory where she played from 2008 to 2012, before moving to Sydney FC. In 2013, she joined the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the NWSL and helped lead the team to win the NWSL Shield.

Sam Kerr later played for Sky Blue FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the same league. In 2019, Kerr indicated her interest to play in Europe, and having fielded multiple offers from clubs such as Olympique Lyonnais.

Kerr ultimately signed with Chelsea, so far winning 8 trophies with the club, including back-to-back-to-back Women's Super League titles, as well as helping the team reach the UEFA Women's Champions League final for the first time in 2021.

Sam Kerr was awarded the 2017 and 2018 Julie Dolan Medal as the best player in Australia, is a four-time recipient of the PFA's Women's Footballer of the Year Award, awarded it in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and was named International Player of the Year by the Football Media Association in 2013 and 2014. 

Sam Kerr received the ESPY Award for Best International Women's Soccer Player in 2018 and 2019, 2022[11] and was nominated for the award in 2021

Sam Kerr also won the ESPY Award for Best NWSL Soccer Player in 2019, and was nominated for the award in 2018. In 2022, Kerr was awarded the FWA Women's Footballer of the Year.

Sam Kerr has been named to the Top 10 of The Guardian's The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World from 2017–2021, ranking 3rd, 2nd,1st, 6th and 3rd respectively.