For the first time ever, a girl has landed on the cover of FIFA! The skills of the Chelsea player are amazing
In addition to Sam Kerr, there is Kylian Mbappe on the cover.
EA Sports has revealed the cover of the new edition of the FIFA 23 video game. The release is scheduled for September 30, and the first trailer will be published on July 20.
Australian Chelsea striker Samantha Kerr is pictured alongside PSG player Kylian Mbappe. She became the first woman on the cover of FIFA. And here’s what you need to know about her!
FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition cover
Sam is the best player of the year in England
Samantha is 28 years old, she was born in the Australian city of Fremantle and she spent most of her football career in Australia and the USA. In 2019, Kerr became a Chelsea player, her contract amounted to 600 thousand dollars a year. In the fall of 2021, the club offered her to extend the agreement until 2024.
Kerr scored 20 goals last season in the Women’s English Super League and became the league’s top scorer for the second time in a row. She won her third league title with Chelsea, and her goal in the FA Cup final brought the London club victory over Manchester City and another trophy.
By the way, the goal in the Cup final was very spectacular – Kerr scored the decisive goal in extra time (3:2).
Here are the highlights from that match:
Not surprisingly, the Professional Football Association of England recognized Kerr as the best female player of the year.
Sam loves parachutes
More precisely goals with a parachute, just look at the selection.
Here are all of her goals from last season.
Sam is the main player in Australia
Kerr has been with the Australian national team since 2009, scoring 59 goals in 110 matches. She scored five of them this winter – in a match against the Indonesian national team. Then the Austrians won with an obscene score of 18:0. So Kerr became the top scorer in the history of all Australian teams – both men’s and women’s.
And she still has a long way to go – next summer, Australia and New Zealand will host the Women’s World Cup.
Sam is generally one of the main Australian stars in sports. She is the first Australian woman to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or, the first Australian player (both women and men) to be in the top 3 nominees for the Ballon d’Or (this was last year), and the first Australian player to be in top 3 best football players in the world according to FIFA (also 2021).
Sam Kerr for Australia
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Sam celebrates goals with a back flip
Samantha knows how to create a show on the field – and it’s not just about goals. These are also spectacular celebrations, catch a selection of her cool actions with romantic music.
Sam is the most popular player in FIFA 19
In 2019 (even before moving to Chelsea), her rating was higher than that of Mohamed Salah – she has 89, and the Liverpool striker has 88. Kerr became the top scorer in the history of the Australian Women’s Championship, and then in the national league USA. For 5 years in the American championship, she scored 77 goals.
At the 2019 World Cup in France, Kerr captained the Australian team. The team managed to reach the playoffs, but were eliminated at the quarter-final stage – the Norwegians snatched victory in the penalty shootout. But Kerr managed to be remembered for an incredible game in the group stage. She became the first Australian footballer (both women’s and men’s) to score a hat-trick at the World Cup.
Salto Sam Kerr
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