English footballer who plays for Chelsea Ladies of the FA WSL as a forward Eniola Aluko nude covered photos by Jon Enoch
Eniola “Eni” Aluko (born 21 February 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Chelsea Ladies of the FA WSL as a forward. Born in Nigeria, she moved with her family to Birmingham in England when she was a year old. She chose to represent England at international level. Her brother Sone Aluko is also a professional footballer and is a full international for Nigeria.
While playing for England during Women’s Euro 2005, Aluko took her A levels at Cadbury College, Birmingham. She subsequently went to study Law at Brunel University, where she graduated with a First class degree in 2008. In July 2009 it was announced that Aluko would spend the 2009–10 US off-season studying for the New York bar exam before taking a similar exam in England, her aim being to have an entertainment law practice in both England and the United States.
Her younger brother Sone plays for Fulham and was an England youth international, but in May 2009 accepted a call-up to represent Nigeria. Her father is a former MP in Nigeria, while Bolaji Aluko, a chemical engineering professor, is her uncle.
As of November 2010, Eniola is an active contributor on Yin & Yang, a popular culture website.
Eniola Aluko became the first woman ever to appear as a television pundit on the BBC’s Match of the Day on 28 September 2014.