Currently playing for Arsenal WFC, Leah Williamson is also defender for the Women’s England National Team.
Joining Arsenal’s Centre of Excellence in 2006, Leah progressed throughout the age groups to finally make her senior team debut at the UEFA Women’s Champion League Quarter-final. She made her FA WSL debut against Notts Country and then went onto win her first major title, the 2014 FA Women’s Cup. After making 12 appearances in the 2014 FA Women’s Super League, she was named Player of the Year ahead of the likes of Toni Duggan and Jess Clarke.
The following year she won the England Women’s Youth Player of the Year award before singing her first professional contract with Arsenal who she helped win the FA Cup Final of 2016 against Chelsea.
Also making her way through the age groups in the England national team since 2010, Leah currently plays for the under 23 squad. Making a notorious performance in the 2015 UEFA Under-19 Championship, Williamson scored a penalty that was ordered to be retaken five days after the original game. This meant that England equalised and gained a place in the finals, it was performances such as this which meant she was called up to the senior squad in 2017.
After participating in a few qualifying games and being part of the England squad that won the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, it was recently announced that Leah would be playing at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.