Chelsea striker Samantha Kerr broke Australia’s highest-ever scoring record and scored four times in the Asian Cup 18-0 victory over Indonesia.
The 28-year-old car played in the match with 49 goals. She needed something comparable to Cahill’s previous record, but instead scored five times for a total of 54.
“Obviously Tim is an Australian legend, so it’s a great honor to have the same conversation with him,” Kerr told reporters. “But whenever I score in my country, it’s a great honor.
“I didn’t have much, so I have no goals, of course … It’s great to break the record, and that’s what I remember forever.”
Born to an English father and an Indian mother in the Indian city of Kolkata, Kerr said the achievement was special by breaking records in India.
“Before the match, I was clearly thinking about how special it would be for my family. It’s my first time playing here in India,” Kerr added.
“Breaking the record is special, and doing it here and at the Asian Cup is a bit more special. This is a really important tournament for me.”
Her first goal in the country was at the age of 16 at the 2010 Asia Cup.
The match against Indonesia marks the 105th appearance of the car. Cahill scored 50 goals in 108 games.
“Congratulations on @ samkerr1 for this amazing achievement.” After the match, Kay Hill wrote on Twitter..
“You are the inspiration for the world. I am one of your biggest supporters and always here for you both inside and outside the park. Keep breaking records and most importantly Enjoy your trip to. “
Breaking the highest scoring record in her country’s history is the latest in Car’s series of achievements. She is the highest scorer in history in the National Women’s Soccer League and the only female soccer player to win the Golden Boot in three different leagues and three different continents.
She was also the first Australian player to record a hat-trick at the World Cup.
She leads the 2021-22 race in the Women’s Super League Golden Boot with nine goals. Arsenal’s Vivian Midema is 7-2 behind and teammate Fran Kirby is in third place with six goals.
Australia will face the Philippines next Monday.
– Soccer Sports
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