Sam Kerr: A million-dollar girl of Australian football

Twelve years ago, Bobby Despitovski decided it was time to end his career in football. With the intention to step into the coaching career, Perth Glory striker then went to the club’s training ground to watch the youth team play football.

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Bobby’s original intention was not to see the girls, but he was blinded by a 13-year-old girl who was able to manage and choose a smart position. “A real rough gem, no doubt, she will become one of the best players in the world,” Bobby – now the head of the Perth Glory women’s team, judged.

Million dollar girl

Bobby is referring to Sam Kerr, the Australian football prodigy and currently captain of the Australian women’s football team at the 2019 World Cup.

Born in Western Australia, Kerr grew up in a family with a tradition of playing rugby. Kerr’s father and brother are both professional football players. Kerr is not only an excellent football player but also a talented rugby sportwoman. She used to play football with her father and brother in the backyard until 12 years old. Kerr chose another turn. She decided to switch to soccer, a strange sport in the community where she grew up. “It’s like the carpet was torn off at my feet,” Kerr describes as a feeling of having to give up his sport for many years.

For a completely new sport, Kerr’s progress is startling. At the age of 15 and 150 days, just 3 years after playing, Kerr became the youngest scorer in W-League, Australia’s top women’s league player. She also was voted the Best Player of the Year.