Alisha Lehmann

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Alisha Lehmann
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Lehmann in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Tägertschi, Switzerland
Height 1.65 m (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 52 (25)
2018–2021 West Ham United 42 (9)
2021Everton (loan) 8 (1)
2021– Aston Villa 29 (3)
International career
2015–2016 Switzerland U17 19 (6)
2016–2018 Switzerland U19 21 (9)
2017– Switzerland 34 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:41, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 April 2022

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 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's 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 nine goals in 30 appearances[3] and helped the club to the Women's FA Cup final.[4]

On 27 January 2021, it was announced that Lehmann had moved to Everton on loan[5] until the end of the season.[6] At the end of the season, Lehmann joined Aston Villa.[7] In July 2022 Lehmann signed a one-year contract extension with Aston Villa for the 2022–23 season, having made 23 appearances and scored four goals during her first season at the club.[8]

International career[edit]

Lehmann won her first cap for the Switzerland national team in October 2017. She scored her first international goal on 2 March 2018 against Finland at the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.[9]

Lehmann was not available for the Switzerland national team at the 2022 UEFA European Women's Football Championship because she felt that she was not "mentally ready" to be involved in the tournament.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Lehmann is openly bisexual. She formerly identified as lesbian.[11][12] She previously dated Swiss national teammate Ramona Bachmann.[13] She was in a relationship with Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.[14]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2019, Lehmann was featured in the BBC Three series Britain's Youngest Football Boss with her then girlfriend Ramona.[15]

As of November 2022, she has more than 9.6m followers on Instagram and more than 131,000 followers on Twitter making her one of the world's most followed women's footballers on social media.[16][17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 3 December 2022[18][19][20][21][22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
BSC YB Frauen 2015–16 Nationalliga A 6 1 0 0 6 5 12 6
2016–17 18 8 5 7 5 1 28 16
2017–18 28 16 3 7 31 23
Total 52 25 8 14 0 0 11 6 71 45
West Ham United 2018–19 FA WSL 20 6 5 2 5 1 30 9
2019–20 13 3 1 0 4 1 18 4
2020–21 9 0 0 0 2 1 11 1
Total 42 9 6 2 11 3 0 0 59 14
Everton (loan) 2020–21 FA WSL 8 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
Aston Villa 2021–22 FA WSL 21 2 0 0 2 2 23 4
2022–23 8 1 0 0 3 0 11 1
Total 29 3 0 0 5 2 0 0 34 5
Career total 131 38 15 16 16 5 11 6 173 65

International[edit]

As of match played 8 April 2022[23]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Switzerland
2017 1 0
2018 10 3
2019 8 0
2020 6 1
2021 6 2
2022 3 1
Total 34 7


As of match played 8 April 2022. Switzerland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lehmann goal.[24]
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 2 March 2018 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 1–0 4–0 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup [25]
2 5 October 2018 Den Dreef, Heverlee, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 2–2 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying [26]
3 2–2
4 22 September 2020 Stockhorn Arena, Thun, Switzerland  Belgium 2–0 2–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying [27]
5 17 September 2021 Stockhorn Arena, Thun, Switzerland  Lithuania 1–0 4–1 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying [28]
6 21 September 2021 Goffertstadion, Chișinău, Moldova  Moldova 6–0 6–0 [29]
7 20 February 2022 Marbella Football Center, Marbella, Spain  Northern Ireland 1–1 2–2 Friendly [30]

Honours[edit]

West Ham United

Switzerland U17

References[edit]

  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 United Women forward to have ankle surgery". BBC Sport. 18 January 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Alisha Lehmann: West Ham forward extends her deal with the club". BBC Sport. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ Bunting, Josh (28 January 2021). "Alisha Lehmann joins Everton on loan". Her Football Hub. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Alisha Lehmann joins Everton on loan | West Ham United". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Alisha Lehmann: Aston Villa sign West Ham United forward". 30 June 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Alisha Lehmann signs new one-year deal!". 22 July 2022. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  9. ^ Dominik, Erb. "Schweizerinnen rehabilitieren sich für Auftaktniederlage". football.ch.
  10. ^ "Alisha Lehmann makes herself unavailable for Switzerland at Euro 2022". BBC Sport.
  11. ^ Britain's Youngest Football Boss (TV Documentary) (Series 1, Episode 4 ed.). BBC Three. 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  13. ^ Santschi, Stephan (9 October 2018). "Alisha Lehmann and Ramona Bachmann: inspired by love". Aargauer Zeitung. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Aston Villa players Alisha Lehmann and Douglas Luiz make their romance official". Goal. England. 20 November 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  15. ^ "Britain's Youngest Football Boss". BBC. 14 February 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  16. ^ "alishalehmann7". instagram.com. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Alisha Lehmann @lehmann_alisha". twitter.com. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  18. ^ "A. LEHMANN". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Fixtures-Results". FA WSL. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  20. ^ "schweizer-cup-frauen". football.ch. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Alisha Lehmann". soccerdonna.de. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Switzerland (Women) 2016/17". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  23. ^ "Alisha Lehmann". soccerdonna.de. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  24. ^ "Profile". soccerdonna.de. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Schweiz-Finnland". soccerdonna.de. 2 March 2018.
  26. ^ "WM Qualifikation Relegation UEFA - semi-finals 1st leg". soccerdonna.de.
  27. ^ "EM-Qualifikation - group H". soccerdonna.de.
  28. ^ "Switzerland 4-1 Lithuania". UEFA. 17 September 2021.
  29. ^ "Switzerland 6-0 Moldova". UEFA. 21 September 2021.
  30. ^ "Nordirland-Schweiz". soccerdonna.de. 20 February 2022.
  31. ^ "MANCHESTER CITY DEFEAT WEST HAM TO WIN THE SSE WOMEN'S FA CUP". thefa. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  32. ^ "Spain crowned after seven-goal thriller with Swiss". UEFA. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2022.

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