FORMER Chelsea medical doctor Eva Carneiro has become the latest high-profile name to become an owner of Lewes FC.

The Gibraltarian sports medicine specialist is best known for her time at the Blues and being the first female to sit on a team bench in the Champions League, Europa League and Premier League as well as the only woman to become assistant medical director internationally.

She wanted to get involved with the club after seeing their campaign called #CallHimOut on the recent state of violence on women, and the men's team tweeting that they would call out players if they heard misogynistic language.

After visiting the Dripping Pan, she said: "Love the beautiful game. Imagine using its power for good. Imagine finding a club with values at the centre of its ethos. Imagine equal pay and equal facility and pitch access for men and women.

The Argus: Eva Carneiro, right, and Karen Dobres at Lewes FC Eva Carneiro, right, and Karen Dobres at Lewes FC

"It was a pleasure to attend a game at The Dripping Pan. The atmosphere was everything football should inspire."

Carneiro joins the likes of Judy Murray, mother of tennis player Andy Murray, as an owner of the club. These positions are available to anyone to buy and Lewes FC hopes to one day become the most fan-owned club in the world.

Karen Dobres, an elected director at Lewes FC, said: "It is brilliant to have Eva come on board, it does the club a good service. We are trying to be the most owned club in the UK and then the world and it helps towards our mission.

"We want the biggest platform possible for our messages of equality and sticking to principles and values.

"Eva is the perfect person to join Lewes FC and promote our message."