Eniola Aluko is an accomplished footballer, media personality, philanthropist and author, recognised across the globe.
Eniola’s standout career as a professional footballer spans over 13 years. She has represented England over 100 times and played for Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics.
As well as being one of the most recognised faces in sport, Eniola is an accomplished lawyer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, actress and now a senior sports administrator as the first ever Sporting Director for the highest profile women's team in the world, Angel City FC.
Angel City FC is the world's only sports franchise with a majority female ownership whose roster of investors includes some of the biggest names in the world of sport, entertainment & business including Natalie Portman, Serena Williams, Billy-Jean King, Jennifer Garner, Alexis Ohanian and many others.
Eniola is highly respected for the way she has continuously challenged stereotypes and broken down barriers in many aspects of society. She became the first ever woman to appear on UK’s most iconic football programme, ‘Match of the Day’ and now works with the biggest broadcasters in the game including Amazon, CBS and Fox Sports. Her international profile even led to a feature in Emmy-award winning TV series, Ted Lasso.
In October 2018 Eniola was named by Marie Claire as one of the ten Future shapers award winners and in 2022, Adidas built a statue of Eniola to celebrate her as a female who is breaking boundaries in the world of sport, fashion and culture.
Eniola is passionate about health and wellbeing, self-image, confidence and equality of opportunity for girls and women all over the word. She has delivered keynote speeches for some of the world's most admired businesses such as Mckinsey, Nomura Bank, Barclays, Deloitte, Avon, JPMC, Forbes and WPP on subjects including high performance, diversity & inclusion, leadership, team
culture, mentorship and other topics bridging sport & business.
Always lending her voice and platform to champion social progress, Eniola has served as an ambassador for UN Women UK and a member of footballer's social change movement, Common Goal.
In 2019, Eniola’s memoir titled "They don't teach this - lessons in the game of life" was published and subsequently nominated for the prestigious William Hill sports book of the year award.