Eniola Aluko Makes History as First Black Woman to Own Italian Football Club

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Lagos-born football icon Eniola Aluko has shattered barriers by becoming the first black woman to take ownership of a club in Italy, MySportDab Reports.

Reports confirm Aluko’s acquisition of a significant stake in FC Como’s female team, marking a groundbreaking milestone in her esteemed career.

Born in Lagos in 1987 and raised in England, Aluko’s journey from Nigerian roots to English citizenship has been a remarkable tale of dedication and excellence.

Her illustrious playing career spanned across renowned clubs such as Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Atlanta Beat, and Juventus, solidifying her status as a prolific winger.

Aluko’s impact transcended club football as she played a pivotal role in England’s national team, earning 102 caps and contributing to notable successes in international competitions, including a bronze at the 2015 World Cup and silver at the 2009 Euros.

Transitioning from the pitch to boardrooms, Aluko embraced roles in football administration, serving as the director of women’s football at Aston Villa and later as the sporting director of Angel City. Additionally, her insightful punditry has enriched the footballing discourse, further cementing her influence in the sport.

In her latest endeavor, Aluko has etched her name in history by joining the ownership consortium, Mercury 13, which has secured a majority stake in FC Como.

This historic feat not only marks her as the first African woman to own a club in Italy but also underscores her trailblazing impact on and off the field.

FC Como Women, a relatively young entity founded in 2020, competes in the prestigious Italian Serie A and boasts a dedicated fanbase with matches held in a 3,700-capacity stadium.

With Aluko’s leadership and strategic vision, the club is poised for continued growth and success in the competitive Italian football landscape.

Eniola Aluko’s groundbreaking achievement serves as an inspiration beyond the realm of football, encouraging women and minorities to pursue leadership roles in sports and beyond. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and pioneering spirit leave an indelible mark on the global sporting community.

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