“$100M Investment: Eniola Aluko Makes History as First Female Black Football Club Owner in Italy

“$100M Investment: Eniola Aluko Makes History as First Female Black Football Club Owner in Italy

  • British-Nigerian former female footballer-turned-broadcaster Eniola Aluko recently made history in Italy
  • Eniola Aluko recently acquired a female football club in Italy, making her the first female black woman to own a team in the women's Serie A
  • The British-Nigerian acquired the club FC Como as part of an investment group called Mercury 13 worth over $100m

Nigerian-born and former British female footballer Eniola Aluko recently created a massive social stir after making history as the first black woman to own a team in Italy.

Aluko used to play for the English national team and represented the country at the Women's World Cup and other international competitions.

British Nigerian retired footballer Eniola Aluko recently made history
Retired British-Nigerian footballer Eniola Aluko recently made history as the first black woman to own a football club in Italy. Photo credit: @enialuko
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The British-Nigerian recently joined the investment group Mercury 13. The group announced that they were focused on a mission to help improve the state of women's football across Europe.

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Aluko, in association with Mercury 13, recently made history as the first black woman to own a female football team in Italy.

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Which teams did Eniola Aluko play for?

During her illustrious footballing career, Aluko played for an array of teams across Europe and in America.

But her affinity for the women's game in Italy came from her time in the Serie A when she played for Juventus.

Before her time in Italy, Eniola Aluko played for Chelsea, Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Sky Blue FC and Atlanta Beats.

Eniola Aluko never played for the Super Falcons of Nigeria but was named by Asisat Oshoala and Michelle Alozie as one of their biggest role models in footballing.

See the announcement that confirmed that Aluko had acquired FC Como:

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How netizens reacted to Aluko's club acquisition

Here are some of the comments that trailed Aluko's acquisition:


"Great dose that mean we don’t have to here her chatting complete bullocks on every men’s game now."


"Senator Aluko’s daughter doing Nigeria proud!"


"This is huge! And out of all nations of the world Italy. Their history of racism in football has been prevalent for decades. Well done Eni."


"Talent to Ownership."


"19 Goals, 40 Games - I mean you do the math it’s basically a goal a game."


"19 goals in 40 games… do the maths thats like a goal a game don’t ever open your mouth again."


"Do you know how hard it is to be African in Italy this is way beyond achievement it’s history!"

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The football star was seen in a viral TikTok video dancing happily while trying to balance a plastic bottle placed on her head.

Oshoala whined her waist as she tried to keep up with the beat of the native song.

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