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England footballer Eni Aluko joins The Guardian as new sport columnist

The Guardian announces the appointment of international footballer Eni Aluko as a new sport columnist.

Aluko, who has made 102 appearances for England, joined Serie A side Juventus from Chelsea this summer. While at Chelsea, she won two league titles and two FA Cups and was named player of the year in 2015. She has also played for Birmingham, Charlton and for three clubs in the US.

She was widely praised for her World Cup analysis on ITV this summer, and made history as the first female pundit on Match of the Day in 2014.

Her column will appear in The Guardian every Thursday online and Friday in print. Aluko said: "I am really pleased to be doing a regular opinion column with The Guardian and sharing all my views and experiences on women's football, the Premier League, the EFL and football administration. I'll also be sharing a little of what life is like at The Old Lady."

Will Woodward, head of sport at The Guardian, added: "I'm thrilled to welcome Eni as The Guardian's new sport columnist. She brings a wealth of experience and insight on football and the wider world of sport. I am really looking forward to reading her views."

The appointment follows The Guardian's win at the 2018 Sports Journalists’ Association awards, where it was named sports newspaper of the year and website of the year. 

by Jessie Sampson 31/08/18

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