Alex Scott Biography
Alex Scott is a famous English presenter, pundit, and former professional footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Alex began her media career while still playing football, appearing on Soccer AM, and in lesser positions at BBC Sport, BT Sport, and Sky Sports. She won the ITV show Mission Survive hosted by Bear Grylls in 2016. Scott retired in 2017 and went full-time into television broadcasting, co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout. She became well-known to a broader audience when she covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the BBC, being the first female football commentator to do so.
She retired in 2017 and went full-time into television broadcasting, co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout. She became well-known to a broader audience when she covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the BBC, being the first female football commentator to do so. Scott was confirmed as the new co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara in August 2019. Scott has been a frequent presenter on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards since 2020.
Scott is also a regular guest on The One Show. She was a participant on the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing beginning in September 2019, paired with professional dancer Neil Jones. The pair was eliminated in week 11 after finishing fifth.
Alex Scott Age
Alex is 39 years old as of 2023, She was born on October 14, 1984.
Alex Scott Husband | Partner
Alex has not disclosed any information on her marital status and relationships. It is not known whether she is married or in a relationship right now. Her husband and spouse will soon be updated.
Alex Scott Family | Father
Scott was born in Poplar, East London, to a Jamaican father and a British mother with Northern Irish, English, and Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. She learned that her maternal great-grandfather was a Jew who battled Nazism in East London during the shooting of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? in 2021 and that her 4x great-grandpa, a black man, held 26 slaves.
She attended Langdon Park School which has been granted Sports College status. Scott and rapper Dizzee Rascal, also a past pupil, both represented GB (in their own fields) at the 2012 London Olympics.
Alex Scott Football Career
In 1992, when she was just eight years old, Scott embarked on her journey with Arsenal. Initially joining as a striker or right winger, her versatility eventually led to her transition into a full-back position. Scott’s tenure at Arsenal continued until the 2004-05 season.
However, the following season, she made a move to Birmingham City. Her presence proved valuable as the club secured a fourth-place finish in the FA Women’s Premier League National Division. Yet, due to financial challenges faced by Birmingham, she found herself returning to Arsenal for the 2005-06 season.
With the inception of the Women’s Professional Soccer League in the United States, a series of changes unfolded in Faye White’s soccer career. On September 25, 2008, it was revealed that her playing rights had been transferred to the Chicago Red Stars in the WPS. This move was under the guidance of Emma Hayes, a former assistant at Arsenal.
However, in a subsequent trade on January 15, 2009, her rights were shifted to the Boston Breakers. It was officially announced on February 6, 2009, that she would bid adieu to Arsenal and join her new team.
The dynamics of women’s soccer changed again when the WPS faced challenges in 2012, leading Faye Scott to return for her third spell at Arsenal. Her Boston teammate, Kelly Smith, also made the move back to the Arsenal team.
English National Team
Scott’s journey in international soccer began on September 18, 2004, when she made her full debut against the Netherlands. Over the years, she showcased her talent in several prestigious tournaments, including the UEFA Women’s Championship in 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017. She also left her mark on the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2007, 2011, and 2015.
Among her accomplishments, Scott secured silver at the 2009 UEFA Women’s Euros and claimed bronze at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
However, in November 2014, an unfortunate incident occurred when she inadvertently scored an own goal, leading to Germany’s advantage in England’s 3–0 loss at Wembley Stadium.
Nonetheless, her international career came to a memorable end when she retired from international football on September 2, 2017. At the time of her retirement, she held the second-most capped England player title with an impressive 140 appearances.
Alex Scott Height
Scott stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Alex Scott’s Net Worth
Alex has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2023 from her long and successful sports career.
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