Alisha Lehmann is a professional footballer from Switzerland, born on 21st January 1999.
She is currently a forward for Aston Villa, a club in the English FA WSL, and also represents the Switzerland national team.
Prior to joining Aston Villa, Lehmann played for BSC YB Frauen in the Nationalliga A, and for West Ham United and Everton, both of the FA WSL, on loan.
Lehmann began her footballing career in Switzerland, where she played for BSC YB Frauen.
After impressing with her performances, she was signed by West Ham United in 2018.
During her time at West Ham, Lehmann became a fan favorite due to her pace, dribbling skills, and ability to score crucial goals.
She was also named the club’s Player of the Season for the 2018/19 season.
Who is Alisha Lehmann? Aston Villa’s Alisha Lehmann rescued by Marcus Rashford from being mobbed in a nightclub
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been praised for his chivalry after he reportedly invited Aston Villa player Alisha Lehmann to join him and his friends in a private area at a nightclub in Manchester.
The Sun reported that Lehmann was mobbed by a group of men when she arrived at Chinawhite, but Rashford recognized her and offered his help.
He cleared a table for Lehmann and her friends and invited them to join him.
The two had never met before but exchanged a few words before carrying on with their separate groups of friends. Lehmann later described Rashford as a ‘gent’.
Lehmann, who has played for Switzerland and Aston Villa, was previously in a relationship with Brazil star Douglas Luiz, but the couple has since split.
She has also dated Switzerland teammate Ramona Bachmann, who played with Lehmann at West Ham.
On the pitch, Rashford has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 29 goals in 51 appearances.
He has already helped United win the League Cup and is still in contention for two more trophies this season – the FA Cup and a top-four finish in the Premier League.
However, 13 of Rashford’s goals this season have come outside of the Premier League, meaning he is still two behind his career-best tally in the competition and four away from the 20-goal mark.
For Lehmann, it has been a more challenging season. After scoring 23 goals in 31 games in Switzerland, she has struggled to replicate that form in England, scoring just four times in 28 appearances for West Ham and Aston Villa.
Nonetheless, she remains an important player for her current club, who are currently fifth in the Women’s Super League.
Rashford and Lehmann’s encounter at the nightclub has been praised by fans on social media, with many commending Rashford for his kindness and chivalry towards Lehmann.
It is not the first time that Rashford has won plaudits for his off-field conduct.
He has been widely praised for his work on child poverty and food poverty in the UK, including his campaign to extend free school meals for disadvantaged children during the COVID-19 pandemic.