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Who is Kylian Mbappe’s cover co-star Sam Kerr?


EA SPORTS has unveiled the cover of its FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition, featuring global superstars Kylian Mbappé and Sam Kerr.

The release marks the first time in history that a female soccer player has appeared on FIFA World Coverage.

Here’s everything you need to know about the cover star who marked a milestone in women’s football.

Who is FIFA 23 cover star Sam Kerr?

Kerr is considered one of the best footballers in the world.

She currently plays for Women’s Super League champions Chelsea and has captained the Australian national team since 2019.

As a typical striker, the 28-year-old is the only woman to have won the Golden Boot award in three different leagues – the WSL, NWSL and W-League.

Goalscoring portfolio

In January 2022, Kerr officially became Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer after surpassing Tim Cahill’s previous record of 50.

She made her Matildas debut in 2009 when she was just 15 and has gone on to become one of her country’s most iconic players. Her first international goal came at the age of 16, making her one of Australia’s youngest goalscorers.

Kerr’s international records don’t stop there either. The striker became the first Australian rules football player, male or female, to score a hat-trick at a World Cup. She also holds the record for most goals scored for the Australians in a calendar year with 11, which she achieved in 2017 and 2019.

Kerr captained his country to the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympics but failed to medal in either tournament.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 12: Sam Kerr of the Matildas poses for photos with the crowd after the Women’s International Friendly match between the Matildas of Australia and New Zealand at GIO Stadium on April 12, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

World Superstar

In addition to his legendary status for Australia, Kerr has dominated the domestic scene.

In 2018, on her second stint with Perth Glory, she won her first Golden Boot in the W-League – Australia’s highest flight in women’s football, now named A-League Women. She retained her honor the following season with another unmatched goalscoring tally of 13.

Along with competing in his home country, Kerr also played in the NWSL during the off-season in order to stay in top condition.

The striker has established herself as the all-time leading goalscorer in Australia and the United States. Her A-League record has since been broken, but she remains the NWSL’s top scorer.

TACOMA, WASHINGTON – JULY 28: Sam Kerr #20 of the Chicago Red Stars signals on the field against Seattle Reign FC in the first half during their game at Cheney Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Tacoma, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Kerr won three consecutive NWSL Golden Boots between 2017 and 2019, in addition to finishing as the A-League’s top scorer in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Eager for a new challenge, the Australian moved to England for the first time in her career and signed for Chelsea.

Kerr has won the WSL title every year she has been with the Blues, as well as two FA Cups and two Continental Cups.

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr

It didn’t take him long to put his stamp on the English game either. In 2021 and 2022, the clinical goalscorer was awarded the Golden Boot, making her the first player in history to win the award on three different continents.

FIFA 23 cover icon

International women’s teams have been playable since 2016, but this will be the first time a player has featured on the game’s leg.

The franchise has included greater female representation in recent years. FIFA 22 saw the inclusion of Alex Scott, the game’s first-ever commentator.

FIFA 23 is expected to feature a World Cup mode, which will host the upcoming men’s and women’s tournaments in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Cover icon Kerr will lead her country when Australia and New Zealand host the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup next year.

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