Alex Scott MBE is a former professional footballer and is well known as a highly-regarded pundit for BBC and Sky Sports, a regular on BBC’s Match of the Day, as well as fronting ambassadorial campaigns with Nike, Barclays and Cadbury’s.
Alex signed with Arsenal at age 8 and stayed with the team for most of her career. Alex helped the club achieve a domestic double of the FA Women’s Cup and the FA Women’s Premier League. She was also a key figure in the historic quadruple season for Arsenal in which they won all their trophy competitions. This became the obvious prelude to Alex’s captaincy for the club in the 2014/15 season.
While playing for England Alex had the opportunity to travel all over the world playing the game she loves. Retiring from international football in 2017, though not before representing Great Britain in the Olympics. Alex ended up the second most capped England player with 140 appearances.
Since her retirement in 2018, Alex has begun a successful broadcasting career and has quickly become renown for her insights into the game and sharp punditry skills. Alex is a steady part of BBC Sport’s football broadcasting team and has become a regular face for Sky Sports football coverage, even providing courtside coverage of the NBA in January of this year. Alex made history last August as the first female Sky Pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and made waves as a fresh addition to the BBC World Cup Commentary line up.
Alex has been involved in co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout most Saturday mornings as well as forming part of the presenting team for The Women’s Football Show on Sunday evenings. She also took to writing a weekly women’s football column in the Morning Star and is a regular face on Premier League Productions’ Fan Zones. Away from the world of football, Alex took part in and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survivor and the Sports Relief Strictly Come Dancing special in 2018.
Along with her achievements in broadcast, Alex has undertaken some exciting commercial and ambassadorial opportunities. In 2018, Alex began her partnership with Cadbury’s alongside Jamie Redknapp and Ian Wright, which is to continue into this year. She has also begun an ambassadorial role with Nike and is continuing her relationship with Barclays as a key spokeswoman for their move into the world of female sport. Alongside this, Alex is an ambassador for Arsenal Football Club.
Alex is also heavily involved in charitable projects, working with Premier League Communities and launching the Sky Ocean Rescue and Premier League Plastic Pollution Challenge. She also opened The Alex Scott Academy in 2012 in partnership with Kingston College and Puma, the first of its kind for women in the UK. Alex wanted to create an academy system that not only focused on training but also focused on working towards qualifications, providing players with an unrivalled calibre of training, skill development and match play all while promoting excellence in the class room as well.
Last year in 2022, Alex hosted Soccer Aid, BBC One daytime quiz show, The Tournament, and co-hosted BBC One's daily evening in Tokyo 2020 Olympics highlight show, Today at the Games. In 2020, she co-presented Sports Relief and Children in Need and joined the hosting team of the years Sports Personality of the Year.
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