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  • Published: 29 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787290419
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $29.99

They Don't Teach This

A powerful memoir from one of Britain's most inspiring women.

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



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.

'They Don't Teach This...perfectly sums up striker Eniola Aluko's struggles against her former employers at the FA...a painful battle for the truth' Guardian

  • Published: 29 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787290419
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Eniola Aluko

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.

Praise for They Don't Teach This

They Don't Teach This is a fascinating examination of her multiple identities – British and Nigerian, a girl in a boy's world, footballer and academic, a kid from an estate with upper-middle-class parents, a God-fearing rebel… Aluko does not hold back – and few people from the football establishment emerge with their reputation intact


They Don’t Teach This pays homage to a fantastic career and extraordinary life so far in Aluko’s own words. The book will undoubtedly bring to fruition the legacy she has worked hard to build… Eni Aluko grows from strength to strength… Raw, honest and unapologetic

Courtney Hill, Give Me Sport

An eye-opening account

Molly Hudson, The Times

They Don’t Teach This…perfectly sums up striker Eniola Aluko’s struggles against her former employers at the FA…a painful battle for the truth

Emma John, Guardian, *Books of the Year*

[They Don’t Teach This] is hugely motivational and shows what it takes to be a world-class athlete… Aluko is open and honest

Fadumo Olow, Daily Telegraph

There is plenty for readers to get stuck into in this autobiography – a book that reminds us, if nothing else, that some things are bigger, more important than what happens on the field

Jade Craddock

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