Eni Aluko makes PFA Women's Team of the Year despite England miss
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 21/04/17 8:33pm
Eni Aluko has been included in the PFA WSL Team of the Year despite failing to win a place in England’s Euro 2017 squad.
The Chelsea striker, who was the top scorer in the FA Women's Super League last season, is one of eight English players included in the XI, with three Scots - Jennifer Beattie, Jane Ross and Caroline Weir - completing the team.
Reading's goalkeeper Mary Earps and Birmingham City defender Jess Carter are the two other English players named in the side who have failed to win selection for this summer's Euros in the Netherlands.
Manchester City's trio Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton and Jill Scott are all in the team, alongside Chelsea's Karen Carney and Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs.
Meanwhile, recently-retired England Women's record goalscorer Kelly Smith, and England centurion Rachel Yankey, will both be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall Of Fame later this year.
The inclusion of Smith and Yankey will take the total number of female inductees up to 13. There are currently 152 former and current male players in the Hall of Fame with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard among those to be inducted alongside Smith and Yankey on September 21.
On Wednesday, two-time FA WSL champions Liverpool announced the first sponsorship deal between a top-flight English women's football team and a female-focused brand.
The three-year deal with Avon is the first partnership of its kind for Liverpool and will see Avon become the first independent shirt sponsor to grace the front of the Reds shirt.
Through the agreement, Avon will also become the FA WSL side's official beauty partner.
The Reds will wear team kit featuring Avon's logo for their first game of the WSL Spring Series against Yeovil Town Ladies at Huish Park on April 27.