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Kerr signs new two-year contract with Chelsea

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 13 Jun 2024

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Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has signed a new two-year deal until 2026, the club announced on Thursday.

Kerr, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the Women’s Super League season, has scored 99 goals in 128 matches since joining from Chicago Red Stars in 2019.

The 30-year-old has played a huge role in the success of Emma Hayes’ side in recent years, winning five consecutive league titles along with three FA Cups, two League Cups and the Community Shield.

During the 2022-23 campaign, Kerr scored 29 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, making her 100th appearance for the Blues in the process.

The striker has not played since January because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury and has been ruled out of the Australia squad for this summer’s Olympics in Paris.

“It’s really exciting and a very proud moment for me,” Kerr said after putting pen to paper on her new deal. “Having the opportunity to stay at a club like Chelsea means a lot to me. I’m really excited to continue to push and to try to win trophies.”

Since arriving in England, Kerr has claimed the Golden Boot twice and was runner-up to Spain’s Aitana Bonmati at the Ballon d’Or awards last year.

Kerr would also become the first player to be awarded the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year prize twice in a row.

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