Alessia Russo (footballer)

Alessia Russo
Personal information
Full name Alessia Russo
Date of birth (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999
Place of birth Maidstone, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Chelsea 1 (0)
National team
2013–2014 England U-15
2014–2016 England U-17

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alessia "Lessi" Russo (born 8 February 1999) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League.

Playing career

After captaining the team's development squad,[1] Russo earned her first cap with Chelsea L.F.C. during the first round of the FA WSL Continental Cup.[2]

Russo has represented England on the under-15[3] and under-17 national teams.[4] In October 2015, she scored five goals against Croatia during their first Euro qualifying match helping England win 13–0.[5] In May 2016, she scored a brace against Germany in the semi-final of the European Championship.[6]


  1. Oberg, Tim (16 July 2015). "Chelsea här för att utvecklas". Goteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. "WSL Continental Cup - First Round review: Drama at the Hive, as Chelsea crash out to buzzing Bees". Vavel. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. Hoad, Alex (9 November 2012). "Maidstone schoolgirl Alessia Russo scores on her England under-15 debut". Kent Online. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. Tucker, Craig (12 July 2016). "Chelsea and England footballer Alessia Russo targets World Cup in Jordan after starring at European Championships". Kent Online. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. "Stanway and Russo each score five as England run riot". England FA. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  6. Lavery, Glenn (13 May 2016). "All eyes on the World Cup after Euro defeat by Germany". England FA. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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