Eniola Aluko

They Don't Teach This
  • They Don't Teach This

  • Discover this powerful memoir from one of Britain’s most inspiring women

    **LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019**

    First class honours law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist.

    All of these achievements belong to Eni Aluko, who, is keen to share her experiences, aiming to inspire readers to be the best possible versions of themselves. Aluko was appointed UN Women UK ambassador with a focus on promoting gender empowerment in 2016, and in October 2018 she was named by Marie Claire as one of ten Future Shapers Award Winners, recognising individuals who are changing women’s futures for the better. She is currently playing football for Juventus in Italy and writing a weekly column for the Guardian.

    They Don’t Teach This steps beyond the realms of memoir to explore themes of dual nationality and identity, race and institutional prejudice, success, failure and faith. It is an inspiring manifesto to change the way readers and the future generation choose to view the challenges that come in their life applying life lessons with raw truths of Eni’s own personal experience.

Eniola Aluko has 102 caps for England and thirty three goals to her name. She has played for Chelsea and Birmingham City, spent three years playing in the States and most recently joined Juventus in 2018. Eni was the first female pundit on Match of the Day, she is an ambassador for UN Women and has a weekly football column with the Guardian. She also holds a first-class honours degree in Law.