Matildas superstar Sam Kerr just broke an incredible Australian record


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Matildas captain Sam Kerr is now officially Australia’s greatest ever soccer goalscorer.

The soccer superstar scored five of the Matildas’ 18 goals in their first Women’s Asian Cup group game against Indonesia in India on Friday night (Australian time).

By the end of the match, Kerr’s total was 54, surpassing previous record-holder Socceroo Tim Cahill. Cahill scored 50 goals for Australia.

Speaking after the match, Kerr said, “Timmy [Cahill] is a legend in Australia, so to be in the same conversation as him is an amazing honour.

“Any time I score for my country it’s an amazing honour… I don’t take any goal for granted.

“I said after the game there’s no other team I’d rather do it with.

“It’s an honour to wear the jersey for the Matildas and an even bigger honour to score.

“It’s something I’ll remember forever.”

Tim Cahill also took to Twitter to congratulate Kerr on breaking his record after the match.

“Congratulations @samkerr1 on this amazing achievement,” Cahill said.

“You are an inspiration globally and I’m one of your biggest supporters and always here for you on and off the park.

“Keep breaking records and most importantly enjoy the journey.”

 

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Last week, FIFA named Sam Kerr the world’s second best women’s player of the year, behind Alexia Putellas from Spain.

Sam Kerr is dating US soccer player Kristie Mewis

Sam Kerr went public with her relationship with US soccer player Kristie Mewis last August.

Last year the couple were photographed embracing on the field at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after Australia’s loss to the US in the bronze medal match.

Soon after, Kerr confirmed the rumours about her and Kristie on Instagram. The couple share regular photos together on social media.

 

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