'Phenomenal' Kerr in contention for FIFA Best award

Matildas star Sam Kerr is one of three finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Player after her impressive year for club and country.

SBS Sport will showcase exclusive clips and reaction to the awards ceremony in Zurich this Tuesday, January 18.

Kerr will battle Barcelona duo Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas for the award, having lost out on the Ballon d’Or Feminin last November.

Putellas reigned supreme on that occasion but Chelsea manager Emma Hayes is under no illusions when it comes to Kerr’s credentials.

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“As far as I’m concerned, Sam Kerr is the best striker in the world,” Hayes said, as quoted by FIFA.com.

“She takes responsibility. Every time I listen to her and every time I watch her perform, she’s in charge and in control of making sure that she sets the standards for herself.

“That’s what I admire about her.”



“I could stand for hours and talk about Sam Kerr,” Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson added.

“It’s such a privilege to be a small part of her phenomenal career. She’s not just a phenomenal and world-class footballer – she’s a phenomenal and world-class person as well.

“Her influence on this team on and off the pitch can’t be described in words.”

The FIFA Best Awards ceremony will also see the best men’s player, coach and women’s coach crowned, as well as the best goalkeepers, goal and world elevens.


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Published 17 January 2022 at 11:18am
Source: SBS