Ronaldo, Mbappe, Kirby: Sam Kerr picks her dream 5-a-side team

Sam Kerr's 5-a-side team

Chelsea star Sam Kerr has named her dream five a side team and it’s stacked with world class names.

The Australian forward enjoyed another stunning season for the Blues –– winning the Women’s Super League and FA Cup double, plus clinching the WSL Golden Boot for the second year in a row. 

In an interview with FIFA ahead of the Women’s World Cup in 2023, the 28-year-old named the five players she’d put in her dream team, including both male and female stars. 

Ronaldo and Mbappe included

The first player Kerr named was Man United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored more than 1000 goals for club and country across his career. 

“I’d go Ronaldo as one, because he’s my favourite player,” she admitted. 

The Man United star is renowned as a ruthless goal scorer in much the same way as Kerr and finished as the Red Devils’ top scorer in the Premier League last season with 18 goals. 

Aside from Ronaldo, Kerr also chose PSG star Kylian Mbappe. “I just think he’s electric and I love watching him play,” she said. 

Despite speculation of a move to Real Madrid, Mbappe has now signed a new contract to stay in Paris until 2025. According to reports, the Frenchman’s contract includes a monthly wage of $4.7 million (£4m). 

Mbappe new contract

Kerr chooses Chelsea teammate 

It’s no surprise that Kerr included Blues teammate Fran Kirby in her 5-a side team. The two have formed a near unstoppable partnership across the past couple of seasons and have been nicknamed ‘Kerrby’ by Chelsea fans. 

“I love playing with her [Kirby],” Kerr stressed. 

Kerr also chose former teammate Yuki Nagasato, who she played with for the Chicago Red Stars. 

The striker is a former World Cup winner and scored 58 goals in 132 appearances for Japan. 

“Me and her [Nagasato] had a really good connection,” she said.

Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby took 2021 by storm

Kerr includes herself

The Australian opted not to choose a goalkeeper for her side –– instead picking herself. 

Indeed, Kerr would be a valuable addition to any five a side team as she continues to prove herself as one of the best players in the world. 

Having finished third in the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or, the forward is well in contention to win the prestigious award this year.

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