Eniola Aluko and Ji So-Yun sign new contracts with Chelsea Ladies

Eniola Aluko and Ji So-Yun sign new contracts with Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies have announced that Eniola Aluko and Ji So-Yun have both signed new contracts with the club.

The pair played a huge role in the 2014 Women’s Super League season in which Chelsea Ladies finished second, qualifying for the UEFA Women’s Champions League in the process.

Aluko re-joined Chelsea Ladies in 2012 from fellow WSL club Birmingham Ladies. The 27 year old is also a member of the England women’s national team earning an impressive 86 caps and 30 goals!

Aluko said on the club’s official website: ‘I am delighted to have signed the new deal and committed my future to the club. I feel really happy and am proud to be part of the fabric of this club during such an exciting time. This is another indication of my commitment to the club, and the club’s belief in me. I now look forward to a successful season.’

Ji So-Yun won the FA Women’s Super League 1 Players’ Player of the Year in her first season with Chelsea Ladies having signed from Japanese side INAC Kobe Leonessa in late 2013. She has scored nine times in 19 appearances.

2 Comments
  1. Florida Rise 5 years ago

    How much money do the women make in England in the Super League. Is there a basic wage like in MLS?

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      WSU 5 years ago

      It is my understanding that only four players per team can earn £20,000 salary. Many of the players have to have a second job to be able to afford to live. England WNT players are on central contracts which I believe is £20,000.

      WSL rules 2014:
      Salary Cap Regulations
      A Club must ensure that the sum of the Salary Cap Value of all of the contracted players in any Salary Cap Year is no more than the Salary Cap Threshold for that Club.
      A Club’s “Salary Cap Threshold” shall be 40 % of the Club’s gross annual operating budget for that Salary Cap Year, as set out in the Club’s 2014 – 2017 FAWSL Club Licence. This figure must be agreed with the FA WSL Business Manager by such date as is notified by The Football Association in each Salary Cap Year.
      The salary cap year shall be 1st January until 31st December in each year.
      The “Salary Cap Value” of a Player is the total sum of the gross payments and other benefits that are paid or payable by a Club or Accrue (or are deemed to Accrue, in accordance with this Section 5) to, on behalf or in relation to the Player in the relevant Salary Cap Year, in accordance with Rule C of The Rules of the Association, Rule (c) of these Competition Rules and Section 3 above, subject to the remainder of this Section 5 below
      5.1.1 Subject to Section 5.1.2 below, the following items are, without limitation, included in the calculation of the Salary Cap Value of a Player:
      Gross salary for playing FA WSL League and FA WSL Cup matches (wage, fee, remuneration etc.);
      Gross signing on fee or personal payments linked to any transfer;
      Gross bonus provisions (appearance, win, year-end etc.) – See Section 5.6 below;
      Accommodation provided to the Player (the actual amount of the value in kind benefit to the Player, or the annual sum of £5,000, whichever is lower);
      Payments made by the club to Player for promotional, media, endorsement work (image rights); and pension contributions
      5.1.2 The following items may be excluded in the calculation of the Salary Cap Value of a Player:
      Any payment paid to a Player by The Football Association pursuant to any Central Contract or any contract of employment with The FA;
      The Gross value of any share of the official prize money paid by The Football Association to the Club as a result of the Club’s performance in The FA WSL competition and/or any share of the official prize money paid by The Football Association to the Club as a result of the Club’s performance in any cup competition;
      The Gross value of any bonus payments that may Accrue to the Player during the Salary Cap Year if she wins any Player-of-the-Match or Player-of-the-Season awards in that Salary Cap Year;
      FA Cup and UEFA Champions League appearance fees and bonuses
      Legitimate and reasonable expenses e.g. travel costs, training kit, club clothing, food and drink whilst a Player is on Club duty;
      The annual premium paid by the clubs to insure against the cost of a Player’s medical expenses However, to the extent that the Club also insures against the cost of medical expenses incurred by any member of the Player’s family, partner or other close friends, the premium payable for such cover must be included in the calculation of the Salary Cap Value of that Player Education fees and Payments for another genuine role within the Club performed by the Player separate to the Player’s playing contract, performed on a part time, paid basis; examples could include a part time community-coaching contract, an administration role in the office, lecturing in a university environment.

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