Alexandra Scott is the footballer turned pundit and the fresh new face of sports broadcasting.
Alex Scott was born in Poplar, East London and has an Irish mother and Jamaican father.
For some time she attended St Peter’s London Docks Primary school in Wapping.
Scott mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL and She made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.At club level, Scott has had three separate spells with Arsenal, punctuated with a season at Birmingham City in 2004–05 and three years in the American Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) with Boston Breakers. She scored the winning goal for Arsenal in the 2007 UEFA Women’s Cup Final.
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In 2019, Scott was inducted to the English Football Hall of Fame. As of 2019, Scott is a pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports and was featured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She also covers the English Premier League.
In 2011, Scott founded ‘The Alex Scott Academy’ in partnership with Kingston College and Puma, for female footballers aged 16–19 years.
This represented the first such academy in the UK and was intended to highlight the growth of the women’s game.
Scott also wrote a weekly women’s football column in the Morning Star newspaper.
Scott was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to football. Photo Credit: Getty