Chelsea Women: Latest news, Hampton rumors, Aluko given top British honor

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CFCW news: Former star striker Eniola Aluko awarded MBE for work on and off the pitch

King Charles’ first Birthday Honors list was announced this past week, and a former west London star was among the honorees. Eniola Aluko, a former Chelsea Women player who made 158 appearances for the west Londoners, netting 68 goals across all competitions was one of the 471 to be given the Medal of the Order of the British Empire.

The award was bestowed upon her for her hands-on work in the community and contribution to the game of football. Aluko, not only was a key contributor to CFCW, she sits seventh all-time currently in the goal-scoring list for the English women’s national team. The Nigerian born striker played a part in three World Cups including one in which she assisted her nation to a third-place finish in 2015.

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Outside of football, Aluko has publicly supported Saving Lives, a charity raising awareness for HIV and AIDS, Football Beyond Borders, and Common Goal with the aim to promote social change. She wrote a book which was published in 2019 called “They Don’t Teach This” which explores her life under the microscope of themes such as institutional prejudice. Nine percent of her proceeds from the book when the providing clean water to a school in Rwanda with the help of New York based charity, “Charity Water”.