SAM KERR made his way into the history books by overtaking Tim Cahill to become Australia’s top scorer on the world stage.

The Chelsea striker’s second goal against Indonesia in this year’s Asian Cup took his tally to 51, surpassing Cahill’s record of 50.


Sam Kerr is now Australia’s top scorer in international footballCredit: Getty

Kerr’s feat came in the 18-0 demolition of Indonesia by the Matildas in the group stage of the tournament currently taking place in India.

The 28-year-old Blues heroine, who captained Australia, aimed FIVE times, with four of her goals in a first-half blitz against their rivals.

The Chelsea star has now scored 54 goals in 105 games for his national team.

The clash at the Mumbai Football Arena was the team’s first game at the tournament, with Tony Gustavsson’s side looking to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.

Ahead of the contest, Kerr, who was a finalist at the 2021 Fifa World Player Awards, called the idea of ​​breaking Cahill’s record “crazy”.

Last November, the striker told Australia Associated: “Growing up watching him, I think everyone in Australian rules football, if you asked who their favorite Aussie rules footballer is, they’d say Timmy.

“What he’s done for the Socceroos is amazing and honestly it will be really surreal for me (to break his record).

And Cahill, who has scored 56 goals in 226 Premier League games for Everton, took to social media to applaud Kerr’s efforts.

In a message shared via his Twitter account, the retired midfielder said: “You are an inspiration globally and I am one of your biggest supporters and always here for you on and on. outside the park.

“Keep breaking records and above all enjoy the journey.”



“It’s so crazy for me because Tim Cahill, for me, is just on another level.”

Kerr’s milestone milestone comes nearly 13 years after her international debut, with the player making a substitute appearance aged just 15 in Australia’s friendly loss to Italy.

The WSL Golden Boot winner scored her first senior goal for her country in the 2010 Asian Cup final which they won on penalties by beating North Korea.

Kerr is one of many WSL stars currently taking part in this year’s contest which kicked off Thursday with his team against the Philippines next.

Manchester City’s Hayley Raso, Aston Villa’s Emily Gielnik and Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley are among the players included in the Australia squad.

Australia will next face the Philippines in the Asian Cup, followed by Thailand


Australia will next face the Philippines in the Asian Cup, followed by ThailandCredit: Getty

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