Football (or soccer, if you’re nasty) is usually considered a men’s game, but we all know everyone can be good at it. Professional football players, both male and female, are known to be exceptionally rich and good-looking. That’s just a fact. So why don’t we talk about one of the hottest female football players out there – the Swiss sensation Alisha Lehmann? At just 24, she’s already a household name, playing for Aston Villa, but Alisha is much more than just her uncanny dribbling and shooting skills.
Let’s see what made her one of the most renowned female football players in the world.
Alisha was born on January 21, 1999, in Switzerland. We don’t know much about her closest family as she keeps that on the down low, but she has at least two siblings: a sister named Shawna and a mysterious brother. Alisha fell in love with football when she was five after being inspired by her brother and cousins. Her parents weren’t too sold on the idea of a girl playing football at first, but their attitude changed when she started playing for the “Young Boys” team.
In 2016, Lehmann kicked off her pro career with “Young Boys” back in Switzerland. In 2017, she debuted for the main Swiss national team at the age of 18 and has since played in 47 games, scoring a whopping 19 goals.
Fast forward to 2018, she put two in the net at the World Youth Championship, catching the attention of West Ham’s manager. Shortly after, in August of the same year, she signed a contract with them and officially joined the Women’s Super League. Alisha Lehmann’s time at West Ham, during which she scored eight goals and ensured the FC got a spot at the tournament final, was the biggest highlight of her career.
In 2021, Lehmann joined Everton FC, where she played eight games but unfortunately scored just a single goal. In the summer of 2021, Alisha signed a new contract, this time with the legendary Aston Villa. During the 2021/22 season, she participated in 21 games, scoring two goals and providing two assists
Alright, now for the good stuff – Alisha’s personal life. She’s not just making headlines with her skills; she’s proudly living her truth. Alisha, the open book she is, identifies as a bisexual and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ family. She was originally riding the relationship wave with her national teammate, Ramona Bachmann. Plot twist – she’s been spotted more and more with the Brazilian maestro, Douglas Luiz, from Aston Villa’s men’s team. The lovebirds made it official at the end of 2021.
Social Media Presence
Alisha Lehmann‘s got a whopping 16 million followers on her Insta at the time of writing. Her posts are not just about the game. Motivational training pics and videos? Check. Sultry bikini snaps? Double-check. Candid bathroom selfies? You know it!
This 24-year-old powerhouse has already bagged deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Wholey (a food company), and Smile (an insurance company). Plus, she’s not shy in front of the camera, often showing up in model shoots. Forbes and Business Insider put her net worth at around 2.5-3 million dollars, so you know she’s getting that gamer bread.