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Monday, 24 September 2018

'Legitimate travesty': Kerr denied FIFA award


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Matildas star Sam Kerr has missed out on the FIFA women's player of the year prize, with Brazil's Marta winning the award for the sixth time. 

The 32-year-old, who now plays her club football for Orlando in the United States, has scored 110 goals for Brazil.

https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1044322083088551942

It was the second time Kerr, 25, had been nominated, and off the back of a dominant year, many thought the Australian would be a deserving winner.

But upon the release of the voting results by FIFA that awarded Marta the gong, people took to social media to express their outrage that Kerr finished ninth in voting with just 6.78 per cent of the total votes. It was revealed that even Marta had voted for Kerr.

https://twitter.com/ElaineBucko/status/1044332686230396932

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https://twitter.com/ayyy_west/status/1044327985900326914

https://twitter.com/JasSchweimler/status/1044325569939296256

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During the voting period from August 7, 2017 to May 24, 2018, Kerr led the Matildas to an all-time high world ranking (fourth), helped them make the final of the Asian Cup, and chalked up two wins against Marta's Brazil.

At the end of the 2017 season Kerr became the all-time leading scorer in the USA's prestigious NWSL, broke the record for most goals scored - four more goals than Marta - to claim the NWSL golden boot and she was named the league's MVP.

https://twitter.com/NWSL/status/914277906892906497

In the 2018 NWSL season which concluded in September this year, Kerr again topped the goal-scorers list for the golden boot award.

Kerr also took out the 2017 AFC women's player of the year award for her efforts as the leading goalscorer in the 2017 Tournament of Nations, in which the Matildas beat United States, Japan and Brazil for the title.

https://twitter.com/AlexStone7/status/1044323342231261185

"This means so much, but it is not only about Marta, it is about my team-mates and women's football," Marta said of her win.

"Most importantly, it is good to see women's soccer grow each year. If I keep doing well and that can help off the field too, then I am happy."

In the FIFA's women's coach of the year award category, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic was pipped by Olympique Lyonnais Feminin boss Reynald Pedros.

Pedros, whose side stamped their authority as the best women's club side by claiming a women's Champions League and French league double last season, was awarded the accolade a special ceremony in London on Monday night.

https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1044346280158396417

The Matildas are currently ranked eighth in the world, but went unbeaten in the Tournament of Nations last month and will take on France next week as they prepare for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

- with AP

Matildas star Sam Kerr has missed out on the FIFA women's player of the year prize, with Brazil's Marta winning the award for the sixth time. 

The 32-year-old, who now plays her club football for Orlando in the United States, has scored 110 goals for Brazil.

https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1044322083088551942

It was the second time Kerr, 25, had been nominated, and off the back of a dominant year, many thought the Australian would be a deserving winner.

But upon the release of the voting results by FIFA that awarded Marta the gong, people took to social media to express their outrage that Kerr finished ninth in voting with just 6.78 per cent of the total votes. It was revealed that even Marta had voted for Kerr.

https://twitter.com/ElaineBucko/status/1044332686230396932

https://twitter.com/TheMikeDonovan/status/1044319002959302656

https://twitter.com/ayyy_west/status/1044327985900326914

https://twitter.com/JasSchweimler/status/1044325569939296256

https://twitter.com/PaulCarr/status/1044323209041121280

During the voting period from August 7, 2017 to May 24, 2018, Kerr led the Matildas to an all-time high world ranking (fourth), helped them make the final of the Asian Cup, and chalked up two wins against Marta's Brazil.

At the end of the 2017 season Kerr became the all-time leading scorer in the USA's prestigious NWSL, broke the record for most goals scored - four more goals than Marta - to claim the NWSL golden boot and she was named the league's MVP.

https://twitter.com/NWSL/status/914277906892906497

In the 2018 NWSL season which concluded in September this year, Kerr again topped the goal-scorers list for the golden boot award.

Kerr also took out the 2017 AFC women's player of the year award for her efforts as the leading goalscorer in the 2017 Tournament of Nations, in which the Matildas beat United States, Japan and Brazil for the title.

https://twitter.com/AlexStone7/status/1044323342231261185

"This means so much, but it is not only about Marta, it is about my team-mates and women's football," Marta said of her win.

"Most importantly, it is good to see women's soccer grow each year. If I keep doing well and that can help off the field too, then I am happy."

In the FIFA's women's coach of the year award category, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic was pipped by Olympique Lyonnais Feminin boss Reynald Pedros.

Pedros, whose side stamped their authority as the best women's club side by claiming a women's Champions League and French league double last season, was awarded the accolade a special ceremony in London on Monday night.

https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1044346280158396417

The Matildas are currently ranked eighth in the world, but went unbeaten in the Tournament of Nations last month and will take on France next week as they prepare for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

- with AP

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