ENIOLA ALUKO

Posted on: Mon 22 Apr 2013

Date of birth: 21/02/1987
Birthplace: Lagos
Nationality: British
Position: Forward
Squad number: 9
Previous clubs: Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, St Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, Sky Blue FC, Birmingham City

England international Eniola Aluko re-joined Chelsea Ladies for a second spell at the club ahead of the 2013 season. Aluko becomes the third member of Great Britain's 2012 Olympic squad in the Chelsea ranks, joining current Blues Claire Rafferty and Dunia Susi.

Aluko's first spell at the club came in 2007, following stints at Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic, the latter seeing Aluko win the FA Women's Cup and Premier League Cup before leaving for the US Women's Professional League in 2008, enjoying spells with St Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat and Sky Blue FC, before returning to English football for a second spell with Birmingham City. Aluko would win her second FA Cup winners medal, coming up against Chelsea to win the 2012 final on penalties.

Equally comfortable playing out wide as well as a central striker, Aluko's blistering pace and clinical eye for goal makes her a key member of the Chelsea Ladies squad.

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Career Highlight :
Aluko has also enjoyed a successful international career, making her senior England debut aged just 17, going on to make over 60 appearances to date. Aluko's consistent excellence for club and country saw her selected for Hope Powell's Team GB squad at London 2012.