Eniola Aluko Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Net Worth and More


Eniola Aluko MBE is a former British-Nigerian footballer football executive, and football broadcaster, she played as a winger and striker. Eniola Aluko made the news recently for acquiring one female football club in Italy. She was the first black woman to own a club in Italy. 


In this article, I will let you know all the necessary information about her including her biography, age, parents, career, and more information about the former footballer who represents the Three Lioness of England. 




First Name: Eniola

Last name: Aluko

Nationality: England

Date of Birth: 21 February 1987

Age: 37

Country of Birth: Nigeria

Place of Birth: Lagos

Position: Attacker

Height: 159 cm




Eniola Aluko MBE was born on 21 February 1987 in Lagos Nigeria before her parents relocated to the United Kingdom.


At the moment, she is a British-Nigerian football executive, football broadcaster, and a former professional player who played for the Chelsea and Juventus teams.


Over the years, Aluko has appeared regularly as a broadcaster for live football on several Media outfits like ITV, BT Sport, Amazon Prime, and Fox Sports in the United States, even men’s Premier League matches and Women’s Super League since 2014. 


Eniola Aluko is the first Sporting Director for Angel City FC of the American National Women’s Soccer League also she was the sporting director at Aston Villa W.F.C. from January 2020 to June 2021.


Eniola Aluko who is a former England women’s player became the first black woman to own a club in Italy after she acquired a major stake in FC Como’s female team.


According to her post on her X page, where Eniola Aluko said, she is a part of a $100 million ownership group, known as Mercury 13, which acquired a majority stake.


The football team was established in 2020, and they currently use a 3,700-capacity stadium.


At the moment, they play in the top flight of the Italian Serie A.


Eniola Aluko is the sister of former Super Eagles player Sone Aluko.


At the moment of writing this article, Eniola Aluko is 37 years old she was born on February 21st, 1987.



Eniola Aluko began her career as a footballer at the age of 15 when she was among the FA Women’s Premier League Cup Final.


With Eniola, Birmingham City was able to win promotion to the Premier League National Division in the 2001-02 season. She was named Young Player of the Year at the 2003 FA Women’s Football Awards, in recognition for her dedicated passion on the pitch.


Immediately, her career skyrocketed and she got the attention of Charlton Athletic, which was one of the county’s most successful teams at the time, Eniola led one of their most successful periods to date; she was able to win two League Cups, two Charity Shields, one FA Cup and a second-place finish in the Premier League National Division on two occasions.


Eniola Aluko returned to Chelsea in 2012, and she was able to score 32 goals in 73 games, a tribute to her immense skill and commitment.


Aside from football, Eniola Aluko was able to earn a first-class degree from Brunei University in 2008. At the end of her career, she became a national treasure after winning a Bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and finishing Runner-up in the 2009 UEFA Women’s Championship.


Because of her expertise and passion for football, she was able to become the first female pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day in 2014, joined the punditry team at the 2016 European Championships, and appeared as an ITV pundit throughout the 2018 World Cup.


 Parents and Siblings

Eniola Aluko was born in Lagos Nigeria before her parents relocated to the United Kingdom. The name of her mother is unknown at the moment. But Eniola Aluko’s father’s name is Gbenga Aluko


She is the sister of former Super Eagles player Sone Aluko.


Net Worth


At the moment of writing this article, there is no information about Eniola Aluko’s net worth. She is probably worth millions of dollars. Eniola Aluko is a former football player who represents Chelsea, Juventus, and other popular teams in Europe. 



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