Sam Kerr Australia’s First Lady: Net Worth, Stats, Nationality, Brother, Partner & More

Everything you need to know about Matildas captain Sam Kerr.

Sam Kerr Australia’s First Lady: Net Worth, Stats, Nationality, Brother, Partner & More

Matildas captain Sam Kerr is the fourth Most Popular Athlete in the country. Image: Getty

Heading into this historic football tournament, Australian fans will be looking to one player to deliver on the world’s biggest stage. Such is the star quality that Sam Kerr brings to this Australian side that the Matildas’ captain has become synonymous with the elite playing standard of this upcoming tournament.

Quick Facts

NameSam Kerr
Date of BirthSeptember 10 1993
Place of BirthEast Fremantle, Western Australia
Current ClubChelsea FC Women
Salary$3.3 million per annum (AUD)
Partner / WifeKristie Mewis

Sam Kerr Bio

Born on September 10, 1993, in East Fremantle, Western Australia, Sam Kerr is the captain of the Australian women’s football team, known for her exceptional skills and prolific goal-scoring abilities.

Kerr’s journey in football began at a young age, influenced by her family’s passion for the sport. Inspired by her brother’s success as a former Australian rules player, Kerr started playing football in her hometown, joining the local team, East Fremantle Tricolore.

Sam Kerr Career

Kerr made her professional debut for Perth Glory in the W-League, Australia’s top female football division, aged just 15. Over the years Kerr moved between prominent women’s sides such as Sydney FC and Chicago Red Stars.

With her explosive speed, agility, and incredible goal-scoring record, Sam Kerr has become a global sensation, showcasing her skills for both club and country, representing Australia in four FIFA Women’s World Cups.

Everyone wants a piece of Kerr. A global star at club level playing for Chelsea FC in the Women’s Super League, Kerr currently sits as the 9th most marketable athlete of 2022, sitting ahead of Alexia Putellas, Steph Curry and Kylian Mbappé. It was announced that Sam Kerr would be joining IWC Schaffhausen as an ambassador ahead of this year’s World Cup.

Kerr is one of the most decorated footballers in the world, and her accolades in the game are too great to list them all. Kerr is a four-time WSL champion, a two-time W-League champion, a three-time FA Cup champion and a two-time League Cup champion, to name a few.

In 2022, Kerr was given the key to the city of Perth.

Sam Kerr Chelsea

Sam Kerr is one of the most decorated female footballers in the world. Image: Getty

On 13 November 2019, Women’s Super League club Chelsea announced that Sam Kerr would be making the switch to England during the second half of the 2019/20 season on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Kerr has made 67 appearances for the West London club, scoring 54 goals. In 2022 and in 2023, Kerr was awarded the FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year and was also been nominated for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Kerr was the first Australian footballer to be named on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or Féminin.

Sam Kerr Salary

Sam Kerr on field for Chelsea

Sam Kerr is one the highest-paid female footballers in the world, joining Chelsea in the Women’s Super League in 2019 on a multi-year deal worth more than £417,000 a year (~$600,000 AUD), or $8,000 AUD a week.

Sam Kerr’s Net Worth

Sam Kerr seen here wearing the IWC Pilot’s watch.

Sam Kerr’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million AUD.

Kerr has enjoyed a 13-year contract with global sports brand Nike – one of the major sponsors of the Australia national team – reportedly worth $1 million. Other deals include IWC Schaffhausen and CommBank in Australia.

In 2022, Kerr became the first female cover star to feature on FIFA 23, alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappé.

Kerr has previously had contracts with JD Women, Powerade and Hyundai Australia  

Sam Kerr Partner

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis first met on the football pitch. Image: Getty

Sam Kerr is in a relationship with American footballer Kristie Mewis, a 32-year-old midfielder for Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States national team.

The pair have been together since 2021, but they first met playing against each other in an international fixture between Australia and the United States during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In an interview with, Mewis said: “I think just being out and being two girls in love, I think if we can change one or two people’s lives and the way that they feel about each other and how comfortable they feel, then that means a lot to me.”

Leisure time

After playing some matches, Sam returned to Bondi Beach in Sydney. Previously, she had visited Kolter Island, Australia. Later on, she explored Western Australia while enjoying the springs and beaches. After matches, she retired to her favorite relaxation spot, King’s Meadow in Penrith. It’s fair to say that she enjoys the beach a lot as a means of unwinding.

Family & Proposing To Partner

Sam Kerr - Family
Source: @samanthakerr20 via Instagram

Sam and her partner had a pre-birthday celebration for Sam’s birthday in mid-September 2023. Later in October, Sam proposed to her partner and it’s safe to say they were overjoyed with starting a family. At the end of the year, she wrapped up with a series of date nights with her team members and her partner. The trailblazer was announced as the face of Esquire Australia magazine. As a decorated sportswoman, she was honoured to carry the US flag during the King’s Coronation after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Chelsea football team also claimed the trophy at Wembley Stadium as the champions of England, with Sam being part of the team.

Sam Kerr Pitch Invader

Love his form as he hits the deck.

In December 2021 during a Champions League clash with Juventus at Kingsmeadow, Sam Kerr was booked for targeting and barging a pitch invader who had made their way onto the field.

WATCH the moment Sam Kerr tackles a pitch invader below.

Sam Kerr FIFA 23

Image: Electronic Arts

It was announced that Sam Kerr would feature as the first female cover star of EA Sport’s FIFA 23 video game – one of the most popular video games of all time, averaging more than 10 million active players in its first week.

Kerr said: “Obviously it’s like a dream come true of mine to be on the cover of FIFA. I think every kid growing up plays FIFA, whether you’re a football fan or not,”

2023 Achievements

Sam Kerr - 2023 Achievements
Source: @samanthakerr20 via Instagram

Meta partnered with Sam for the introduction of an AI to all Meta users. This AI is supposed to help you unwind after a hectic day. Rexona, the beauty and health brand known mainly for antiperspirants, called on Sam to promote the brand’s name and products. At the London Football Awards night, Sam was decorated in one of the categories. She believes no dream is achieved alone, that is, no one is an island. 

Currently in 2024, she is recovering from leg injuries sustained from her last match. She promises to return stronger than she left.