Leah Williamson

Birth Day March 29th, 1997
Birth Place Milton Keynes
Age 25 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Leah Williamson - English Professional Footballer

Leah Williamson is an English professional footballer. The versatile player's playing position is midfielder or center-back. Currently, she plays for the Women's Super League club Arsenal as well as captains the England Women's national team. Similarly, Williamson also represented Great Britain in the 2021 Olympics. In 2022, she captained England to their first UEFA European Championship victory and the first-ever women's team international championship. For this achievement, she was named to the tournament's Team of the Tournament.

Moreover, Williamson has won the League once, the FA Cup twice and the League Cup twice with Arsenal. She received the honor of Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2023 New Year Honors.


Early Life & Parents

Leah Williamson was born on March 29, 1997, in Milton Keynes, England as Leah Cathrine Williamson. Williamson celebrated her 25th birthday on March 29, 2022.  She holds British nationality and belongs to the British-White ethnic group. However, she has not disclosed any details regarding her parents and siblings.

Growing up, she attended Portfield's School for primary education. Later on, she enrolled at Ousedale School for secondary education. 

Leah Williamson Club Career

Rushden & Diamonds

  • Williamson joined Rushden & Diamonds Centre of Excellence at the age of 6.

Arsenal

  • At the age of nine, she joined Arsenal's Centre of Excellence in 2006.
  • Williamson made her senior team debut in the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League quarterfinal against Birmingham City.
  • The same year, she played against Notts County on April 16 making her FA WSL debut.
  • Williamson won her first major title, the 2014 FA Women's Cup with Arsenal when she replaced Jade Bailey in the 76th minute of the game on June 1.
  • Similarly, Williamson scored her first professional goal for Arsenal in a 4-0 victory away against Millwall Lionesses in the League Cup on July 13, 2014.
  • On September 4, 2014, she scored her first league goal against Chelsea.
  • In the FA Women's Super League in 2014, she made 12 appearances.
  • Williamson signed her first professional contract with Arsenal on March 31, 2015, before the 2015 Fa Women's Super League began.
  • On July 23, 2015, she scored the winning goal in a convincing 3-0 League Cup victory over Watford.
  • She helped her team reach the final of the FA Cup of 2016, in which Arsenal defeated Chelsea by a score of 1-0.
  • Moreover, she appeared in the 2017-18 FA WSL Cup where Arsenal lost to Man City in the final.
  • She also appeared in the 2018-19 FA WSL Continental Cup but Manchester City won 4-2 on penalties.
  • Williamson scored her first goal of the 2020-21 season on September 13, 2020, in Arsenal's 9-0 victory over fellow London side West Ham United.
  • On November 18, 2020, against Tottenham Hotspur, she made her 150th appearance for Arsenal across all competitions, and Arsenal won.
  • Williamson renewed her one-year contract with Arsenal on June 16, 2021, and it ran through the end of the 2021–2022 season.
  • Additionally, she agreed to a prolonged contract with Arsenal in January 2022.

International Career

England

  • Leah Williamson has represented England at the youth level since 2010.
  • She captained the under-17 team for England, During the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship which was held in England.
  • Similarly, she was the team member of the England women's national under-20 football team in the 2014 FIFA u-20 Women's World Cup in Canada in August 2014.
  • On April 9, 2015, she scored a penalty kick for her team during a UEFA under-19 championship qualification match against Norway.
  • Williamson was called up to the senior England squad in November 2017.
  • She made her senior team debut with six minutes remaining in the squad's 3-1 victory over Russia in a 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier.
  • As well, she was part of the squad that won a 2-0 victory over Denmark at Banks'sStadium in Walsall for one of their final friendly preparation matches for the World Cup.
  • Williamson played in the final match, a 3-0 victory over Japan, for the England team that took home the 2019 SheBelieves Cup in the United States.
  • Further, she was selected for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squad in May 2019.
  • Williamson was named England's captain for the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against North Macedonia at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium on September 17, 2021.
  • Later on, she was appointed as a permanent captain of England on April 5, 2022.
  • Williamson captained the England squad which won the UEFA Women's Euro 2022.
  • In addition, she captained the Lionesses against Germany in the Euro 2022 final, winning 2-1 in extra time on July 31, 2022. It had been 56 years since England had won a major trophy; Williamson became the first captain of either the men's or women's senior teams to guide England to a European trophy.

Great Britain

  • Williamson was a team member of the Great Britain women's Olympic football squad in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics held in 2021.

Leah Williamson Awards & Honors

Arsenal

  • FA WSL:  2018-19
  • FA Women's Cup: 2013-14, 2015-16
  • FA WSL Cup: 2015, 2017-18, Runner-up: 2014

International

England

  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019
  • Arnold Clark Cup: 2022
  • UEFA Women's Championship: 2022

Individual

  • England Women's Youth Player of the Year: 2014, Runner-up: 2012
  • FA WSL Continental Cup Player of the Year: 2014
  • PFA Young Women's Player of the Year: 2015
  • England Women's Player of the Year: Second: 2021-22
  • UFEA Women's Championship Team of the Tournament: 2022

Orders

  • Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2023 New Year Honours

Leah Williamson Relationship: Dating and Partner

Talking about her personal life, Leah Williamson is single and yet to be married. However, she is rumored to be dating fellow footballer Jordan Noobs. Noob is the daughter of famous footballer Keith Noobs. Moreover, Williamson and Noobs are Arsenal and England teammates. They posted a number of images of the couple having fun together and holding hands. However, nothing formal has been confirmed yet.


Leah Williamson's Net Worth and Salary

Leah Williamson has garnered a great fortune from her professional football career. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Meanwhile, she has a yearly salary of about $1 million. Her major source of earnings is her football career. However, she also earns a respectable sum of money from various sponsorship and endorsement deals. She has endorsement deals with well-known brands such as Nike, Puma, and Sneaks Xclusives.

With such career earnings, Williamson is living a luxurious lifestyle. Moreover, she owns a lavish home as well as a number of expensive vehicles. 

Leah Williamson Height & Weight

The footballer, Leah Williamson is a gorgeous lady with well maintained athletic body physique. She stands at a tall height of 1.7m (5 feet 7 inches) with a perfect body weight of 57kg (126 lbs.). Her fans gravitated toward her due to her endearing smile. Likewise, she has a pair of black eyes and her hair color is also black.

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