Samantha Kerr (Scottish footballer)

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Samantha Kerr
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-04-17) 17 April 1999 (age 19)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 18
Youth career
2012–2014 Falkirk Girls
2014–2015 Central Girls
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015 Central Girls
2016– Glasgow City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samantha Kerr (born 17 April 1999) is a Scottish football midfielder who plays for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL).

Scottish people ethnic inhabitants of Scotland

The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

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Club career

Kerr played for Central Girls (previously Falkirk FC Girls) [1] from age 12 to 16. [2] [3] In May 2015, she captained Graeme High School to the Scottish School Girls Cup. [4]

Central Girls Football Academy

Central Girls Football Academy is a women's football team based in Grangemouth, Central Scotland.

Graeme High School

Graeme High School is a non-denominational public secondary school located in Falkirk, Scotland. The school is operated by Falkirk Council on behalf of the Education Department of the Scottish Government. The catchment area, from which the school's pupil population is drawn, comprises Hallglen, Laurieston, St. Margaret's, Victoria and Westquarter primary schools.

Glasgow City, 2016–present

In January 2016 at the age of 16, Kerr signed for Glasgow City. Of her signing, Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth said, "Sam Kerr is a young player with special qualities... We are delighted she has chosen to join Glasgow City to further develop her talents as she progresses into fantastic career in the game." [5] In March 2016, she helped the club defeat Glasgow Girls to advanced to the semi finals of the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup. [6] Samantha was a member of The Glasgow City Squad in 2016 that won the league for the 10th consecutive year. This was the first time in Scottish football History that any Senior club has achieved this.

Glasgow City F.C. association football club

Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

Scott Booth is a Scottish football coach and former player, who is currently head coach of Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League.

The Scottish Women's Premier League Cup is a cup competition in Scottish women's football, a competition only open to teams in the Scottish Women's Premier League. There are four rounds, including the final.

International career

Kerr has represented Scotland at the under-15 [7] [8] and under-17 levels [9] including the group stage of the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. [10] Her UEFA competition debut was on 9 October 2014 against Montenegro. [11] Samantha has also represented Scotland at the under-19 level at The Euros and The La Manga Cup in Spain. She was added to the full Scotland squad for the first time in November 2018. [12]

The 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the seventh edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. England hosted the final tournament from 26 November to 8 December 2013, taking it for the first time outside of Nyon, Switzerland. It was the first edition to feature eight finalist teams, and served as the qualifier for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, to be held in March–April 2014.

The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. As of December 2018, the team was 20th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

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References

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  3. "Sam Kerr". Central Girls Football Academy. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. "Champions: Graeme High 4 Bathgate 1". Falkirk Herald. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
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  6. "SWPL Glasgow City hit ten to win derby in the cup". Scottish FA. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. "Women's under-15 squad for training camp". Scottish FA. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  8. "Scots girls net six to brush aside Glasgow City". The Scotsman. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. "Live Women's International Football at Ainslie Park". Live Edinburgh News. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  10. "Scotland soar with Sweden". UEFA. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  11. "Scotland U17 - Montenegro U17". UEFA. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  12. "Sam Kerr earns first Scotland call-up after Lisa Evans withdraws". BBC Sport. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.