Eniola Aluko

Aluko announces retirement

Thank you football for everything you’ve given and taught me,” Said Aluko on her twitter “Thanks for the full circle moments and crazy unexpected journey.”

Aluko, who played for Birmingham, Charlton and Chelsea in England, as well as having a brief spell in Northern America left Italian giants Juventus in December what turned out to be her final club.

Aluko is England’s joint-10th most capped international, scoring 33 goals in 102 senior appearances.

Aluko also added “You have given me the dream of playing in the US, the pride of representing England, the thrill of winning titles with Chelsea, the adventure of playing for Juventus in Italy.

There are a few things I did not achieve, but I know I can’t have it all,” said Aluko, who has also worked as a television pundit in the latter years of her playing career. “I took the hardest option every time, and I think I have been rewarded for it.

“I honestly believe women’s football will continue to hit an even higher level in the next few years. I want to do my part to make sure that happens.”

Her career in the WSL included winning two with Women’s Super League titles with Chelsea and five FA Cups before going on to help Juve retain their league title and she also added the Italian Cup to her trophy haul.

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