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Sam Kerr dominates ESPY awards with two big wins

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11th July, 2019

Matildas captain Sam Kerr has collected two prestigious ESPY awards.

Kerr has won gongs for the best international women’s soccer player and the best player in the USA’s National Women’s Soccer League.

Kerr’s awards follow yet another standout season for the Matildas, the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars and Perth Glory in Australia’s W-League.

Kerr is the NWSL’s all-time leading scorer, becoming the first to reach 50 career goals in the American league while also setting a new league benchmark for goals in a season by scoring 17 last season.

The 25-year-old Kerr had previously been named as the Asian Football Confederation’s women’s footballer of the year.

Australia’s world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore missed out on the best female action sports athlete at the annual ESPY awards function on Thursday (AEST) in Los Angeles.

Australian basketballer Ben Simmons failed to win the best breakthrough athlete award, given to fellow NBA star Donovan Mitchell.