Alisha Lehmann

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Alisha Lehmann
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Alisha with Switzerland U-17 in 2016
Personal information
Full name Alisha Lehmann
Date of birth (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Tägertschi, Switzerland
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Number 7
Youth career
FC Konolfingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 BSC YB Frauen
2018–2021 West Ham United 42 (9)
2021Everton (loan) 7 (1)
2021– Aston Villa 2 (0)
National team
2017– Switzerland 26 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:28, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2021

Alisha Lehmann (born 21 January 1999) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a forward for English FA WSL club Aston Villa and the Switzerland national football team. She previously played for BSC YB Frauen of the Nationalliga A, for West Ham United of the FA WSL and on loan with Everton of the FA WSL.

Club career[edit]

Lehmann with West Ham United in 2018

Newly-professional FA Women's Super League West Ham United signed Lehmann from BSC YB Frauen in August 2018. It was reported that West Ham manager Matt Beard had been impressed by Lehmann's performances at the 2018 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, which Switzerland hosted.[1][2] In April 2019 West Ham extended Lehmann's contract after she scored eight goals and helped the club to the Women's FA Cup final.[3]

On 27 January 2021, it was announced that Lehmann had moved to Everton on loan until the end of the season.[4] At the end of the season, Lehmann joined Aston Villa.[5]

International career[edit]

Lehmann won her first cap for the Switzerland women's national football team in October 2017. She scored her first international goal on 2 March 2018 against Finland at the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Lehmann is a lesbian.[7] She was in a relationship with Swiss teammate Ramona Bachmann.[8][9]

In popular culture[edit]

Lehmann featured, alongside her girlfriend Ramona Bachmann, in the BBC Three series Britain's Youngest Football Boss.[10]


  1. ^ "Alisha Lehmann: West Ham Ladies sign Swiss striker". BBC Sport. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ Frith, Wilf (7 August 2018). "West Ham Women land Swiss striker Alisha Lehmann". She Kicks. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Alisha Lehmann: West Ham forward extends her deal with the club". BBC Sport. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Alisha Lehmann joins Everton on loan | West Ham United". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  5. ^ "Alisha Lehmann: Aston Villa sign West Ham United forward". 30 June 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  6. ^ Dominik, Erb. "Schweizerinnen rehabilitieren sich für Auftaktniederlage".
  7. ^ Britain's Youngest Football Boss (TV Documentary) (Series 1, Episode 4 ed.). BBC Three. 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Alisha Lehmann on Instagram: "Ramona and I have decided to go different ways in life, we made the decision together. I want to thank Ramona for 3 years full of love and…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  9. ^ Santschi, Stephan (9 October 2018). "Alisha Lehmann and Ramona Bachmann: inspired by love". Aargauer Zeitung. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Britain's Youngest Football Boss". 14 February 2019. Retrieved 2021-03-14.

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