Alex Scott Biography and Wiki
Alexandra Virina Scott MBE is an English television presenter, pundit. She is also a formerly professional footballer who used to play as a right-back for Arsenal W.F.C.in the FA WSL. Scot made 140 appearances for the England women’s national football team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Alex Scott Age
Scott was born in Poplar, East London on 14 October 1984.
Alex Scott Nationality
She is of British nationality.
Alex Scott Family
She has an Irish mother and a Jamaican father.
Alex Scott Education
She attended St Peter’s London Docks Primary school in Wapping.
Alex Scott Dating
Scott and former teammate Kelly Smith bought a house and lived together in Hertfordshire. The couple also lived with each other after they both traveled to America together to play for the Boston Breakers. Their relationship only ended when Kelly left having met her wife-to-be DeAnn. Both returned to England to play for Arsenal together in 2012 after the collapse of their American league. Since then there hasn’t been any news about her dating life.
Alex Scott Football Career
Scott’s career began when she signed with Arsenal in 1992, at the age of eight. After breaking into the first team as a striker or right-winger, she was later converted to full-back. Scott remained with Arsenal until the 2004–05 season, after which she moved to Birmingham City. Later, due to Birmingham’s financial difficulties, she returned to Arsenal for the 2005–06 season.
Upon the creation of a new women’s league in the United States, Women’s Professional Soccer, it was announced she would be leaving Arsenal to join up with her new team Boston Breakers. She played until When the WPS collapsed ahead of the 2012 campaign. Scott returned for a third spell at Arsenal. She was joined by Boston teammate Kelly Smith. Scott was named captain for the 2014–15 season.
She did not take part in the 2015 Continental Cup final where Arsenal Ladies beat Notts County to the Cup. In the following season, Scott helped take Arsenal to the final of the 2016 FA Cup vs Chelsea which the Gunners won 1–0. Scott played her last game on 12 May 2018 against Manchester City Women which Arsenal won 2–1.
Alex Scott Media Career
Scott started her media career while still playing football. She started appearing on programs such as Soccer AM] with other minor roles at BBC Sport, BT Sport, and Sky Sports. In 2016 she appeared in Bear Grylls’ ITV show, Mission Survive, which she won.
After her retirement in 2017, she decided to dedicate her full-time to television broadcasting, co-presenting on Match of the Day Kickabout. She became well known to a wider audience when she covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first female football pundit at a World Cup for the BBC.
After the match, she continued to provide insight on the Premier League, and in August 2018 became the first female pundit on Sky Sports, joining the Super Sunday team. She broadcasted the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the BBC.
In August 2019, Scott was announced as the new co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara. In December 2020, Scott was one of the hosts for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. She is also a frequent guest presenter on The One Show.
From September 2019 Scott was a contestant on the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing, paired with professional dancer Neil Jones. The couple was eliminated in week 11, coming fifth.
Also, she has spoken out repeatedly about the sexist abuse she frequently receives on social media because of her role as a football pundit. In May 2021, Scott was announced as the new presenter of Football Focus, after Dan Walker’s decision to step down.
In July 2021, Scott was announced as a co-host of a new BBC daytime quiz show, The Tournament, alongside Ross Kemp. That same month, Scott was announced as a commentator for the EA Sports game FIFA 22. She was also the main presenter for the BBC’s coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games alongside Clare Balding.
Alex Scott Net Worth
Scott’s net worth is estimated to be Between £100,000 and £2million.
Alex Scott Height and Weight
She has a height of 1.63 m.
Scott founded the Alex Scott Academy in partnership with Kingston College and Puma, for female footballers aged 16–19 years in 2011. This represented the first such academy in the UK and was intended to highlight the growth of the women’s game. She also scripted a weekly women’s football column in the Morning Star newspaper.
Also, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to football.
Alex Scott Twitter
— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) August 8, 2021