WSL Golden Boot takes pride of place for Chelsea's Kerr

Kerr finished the season with 21 goals as Chelsea retained its league crown with a 5-0 thrashing of Reading on the final day of the season.

Samantha Kerr of Chelsea scores a goal during the FA Women's Super League match between Chelsea Women and Reading Women at Kingsmeadow.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Chelsea striker Sam Kerr added the Women's Super League Golden Boot to her collection on Sunday and the Australian said the award would take pride of place among her top scorer trophies.

Kerr finished the season with 21 goals as Chelsea retained its league crown with a 5-0 thrashing of Reading on the final day of the season.

Kerr previously won the Golden Boot twice with Perth Glory in Australia's W-League, twice with the Chicago Red Stars and once with Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Super League in the United States.

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"This probably means the most to me out of all my Golden Boots," Kerr said. "I feel like a lot of people said I had to come to Europe to prove myself and here it is.

"The most important thing is that we won the title, but coming over from America, this feels pretty good."

Chelsea was named champion last season on a points-per-game basis after the campaign ended abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manager Emma Hayes praised the team's effort after it finished two points above Manchester City, having lost only one game this season.

"This is probably my favourite (trophy) because to do it with the amount of threats and challenges in the league shows how special the group is," Hayes said.

Chelsea, which also won the League Cup in March, faces Barcelona in the Champions League final on Sunday.

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