Sam Kerr Crowned FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year: The Future of Women’s Football is Bright 


Sam Kerr, the Australian striker, has been awarded the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year award for the second consecutive season. She now holds the distinction of becoming the first recipient of the award twice. Erling Haaland of Manchester City, who was selected the Men’s Footballer of the Year for the first time, received the award at the same time as Kerr.   

She was honored alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who was named the Men’s Footballer of the Year for the first time. This achievement makes Kerr the first back-to-back winner of the award. Kerr, 29, has 10 goals in 18 games for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League this season. Following her victory last year, the Australian forward becomes the first woman to win the accolade in consecutive years. Kerr received more than twice as many votes as second-placed Rachel Daly, an Aston Villa striker who has scored 20 WSL goals in 20 appearances this season. Lauren James of Chelsea finished third. 

Sam Kerr’s contribution to Chelsea’s success cannot be overstated. The Australian has been in fine form this season, scoring goals for fun and leading the line for the Blues. Chelsea’s campaign for the championship this year has benefited greatly from Kerr’s ability to score goals and create opportunities for her teammates.  

The Football Writers’ Association, which is made up of about 400 football journalists spread out across England, has a vote to determine the winner of the Women‘s Footballer of the Year award. The winner is determined after a rigorous voting procedure that considers each candidate’s performance over the course of the season. 

Furthermore, the annual Football Writers’ Association awards presentation will be held on Thursday, May 25 in London. The event is anticipated to attract some of football’s biggest personalities, and it provides an opportunity for the victors to be recognized for their achievements.

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