Samantha Kerr in action for Peth Glory against Canberra United early this year in Perth. Picture: Richard Wainwright/AAP
Samantha Kerr in action for Peth Glory against Canberra United early this year in Perth. Picture: Richard Wainwright/AAP

Kerr judged world's third-best women footballer by public

MATILDAS star Sam Kerr has finished third in the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year Award.

Kerr landed the podium finish on public vote behind Danish striker Pernille Harder and winner Ada Hegerberg, who claims the award just days after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League final.

The Lyon superstar also claimed this accolade in 2017 and was named the inaugural winner of the Women's Ballon d'Or last year.

"It's a roller-coaster of feelings. It's amazing," Hegerberg said.

It is the second year in a row Kerr has come in third in the BBC award.

She was beaten by England's Lucy Bronze and Dutch forward Lieke Martens in the 2018 edition.

The Aussie will be hoping to go two better next year, and can give her chances a boost as she leads the Matildas at the World Cup in France next month.

News Corp Australia

‘Illegal’ police search nets guns, drugs and cash

premium_icon ‘Illegal’ police search nets guns, drugs and cash

‘What right do they have to do that’: Magistrate questions police search of vehicle...

Community ‘disgusted’ with dust levels in CQ town

premium_icon Community ‘disgusted’ with dust levels in CQ town

Residents say there is just as much coal dust in their homes as mine site...

CQ council to reduce street sizes to save millions

premium_icon CQ council to reduce street sizes to save millions

The proposed changes will see Blackwater streets reduced from four lanes to two...