Alex Scott Profile
Alex Scott is an American Footballer/Sports Presenter/Author serving as a Sports Presenter for BBC Sports and is a former Footballer for Arsenal Women’s Club. There, she was serving as a right-back in the FA WSL. Scott has made 140 appearances for the England national team. This is in addition to representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Alex Scott Age
Scott was born on October 14, 1984, in Poplar, East London, England. She is therefore 38 years old as of 2022.
Alex Scott Height
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Alex Scott Family
Scott was born and raised in Poplar, East London to a British mother with Northern Irish, English, and Lithuanian-Jewish heritage and a Jamaican father. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire(MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to football. Then, she invited her mother, grandmother, and niece to her investiture at Buckingham Palace and surprised her family with her afternoon tea at the Ritz.
During the film of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? in 2021. Then, she discovered that her maternal great-grandfather was a Jewish person who opposed fascism in East London and that her 4× great-grandfather, a black man, owned 26 slaves. Alex and fellow past pupil rapper Dizzee Rascal both represented Great Britain(in their own fields) at the 2012 London Olympics.
Alex Scott Partner/Lesbian/Gay
Scott is openly lesbian. She and former partner and teammate, Kelly Smith shared a house in Hertfordshire. The two were teammates in America while both played for the Boston Breakers. They both returned to play for Arsenal together in 2012 after the collapse of their American league.
Her memoir How(Not) To Be Strong, confirmed that she and Smith were a couple between 2005 and 2013. Despite saying she fell “madly and deeply in love” with Smith, she has not explicitly labeled her sexuality and has said she has been in a relationship with both men and women.
Alex Scott Salary
Being one of the top anchors for BBC Sports Alex earns an annual salary of about £27,000.
Alex Scott’s Net Worth
Scott has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he/she has earned through his/her successful career as a Footballer/Sports Presenter/Author.
Alex Scott Career
Scott serves as a Sports Representer for the BBC Sports News team and is a former professional footballer. She has made about 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Alex attended Langdon Park School which has been granted Sports College status.
While at the Club Level, she has had about three separate spells with Arsenal punctuated with a season at Birmingham City between 2004 and 2005. Later on, after three years in the American Women’s Professional Soccer(WPS) with Boston Breakers. Asides from this, she scored the winning goal for Arsenal in the 2007 UEFA Women’s Cup Final.
Back in the year 2019, she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. She is a pundit for BBC Sports and Sky Sports as of 2019 and was featured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Asides from this, she covers the English Premier League.
Alex Scott Arsenal
Alex first signed on with Arsenal in the year 1992 when she was about eight years old. Later on, after breaking into the first team as a striker or right winger before she was later converted to full-back. She remained with Arsenal until the 2004- 2005 season after which she moved to Birmingham City. Later on, with the addition of Scott, the club finished fourth in the FA Women’s Premiere League National Division. Due to Birmingham’s financial difficulties, she returned to Arsenal for the 2005- 2006 season.
During the inaugural 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season, she played in 17 games for the Breakers. Asides from this, she scored one goal and added one assist. Back in the year 2010, she featured in 21 games and registered two assists. She also started 14 of her 15 matches in the year 2011. Back in the month of December 2011, she returned to Arsenal on loan for the duration of a three-match pre-season tour of Japan.
Later on, when the WPS collapsed ahead of the 2012 campaign and returned for a third spell at Arsenal. She was joined by Boston teammate Kelly Smith. Alex was named captain for the 2014-2015 season and did not take part in the 2015 Continental Cup Final where Arsenal ladies beat Notts County to the Cup. Later on, in the season, she helped take Arsenal to the final of the 2016 FA Cup against Chelsea which the Gunners won 1-0.
She played her last game on the 12th of May 2018 against Machester City Women which Arsenal won 2-1. Back in the year 2012, she was named the 18-player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics. Then, the British team finished in 5th place.
Alex Scott Media Career
Scott kick-started his career while playing football and appearing on programs such as Soccer AM with minor roles at BBC Sport, Sky Sports, and BT Sports. Back in the year 2016, she appeared in Bear Grylls’ ITV Show, Mission Survive which she won.
After her retirement in the year 2017, she turned her focus full-time to television broadcasting, co-presenting on Match of the Day Kickabout. Later on, she became well-known to a wider audience when she covered the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Then, she became the first female football pundit at a World Cup for the BBC.
Later on after the tournament, she continued to provide insight into the Premiere League and in August 2018 became the first female pundit on Sky Sports. Then, she joined the Super Sunday team. Later on, she covered the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the BBC.
Back in the month of August 2019, she was announced as the new co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara. From the year 2020, she has been a regular presenter on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Asides from this, she is a frequent guest presenter on The One Show.
Beginning in September 2019, she was a contestant on the 17 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Then, she paired with professional dancer, Neil Jones. The couple was eliminated in week 11, coming fifth. Asides from this, she has spoken out repeatedly about the sexist abuse she frequently receives on social media because of her role as a football pundit.
Back in the month of July 2021, she was announced as the host of a new BBC daytime quiz show, The Tournament, which kick-started airing in the month of November. In the same month, she was announced as a commentator for the EA Sports game FIFA 22. Asides from this, she was the main presenter for the BBC’s coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games alongside Clare Balding.
Alex also participated in the ancestry research program, Who Do You Think You Are? This program aired in the month of October 2021. After about 7 European national football associations announced that they were asking their captains not to wear the pro-LGBTQ+ OneLove armband at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This was due to the threat of sporting sanctions from FIFA. She, however, wore the armband while reporting on England vs Iran match on 21 November.
Alex Scott Book
She also authored her autobiography How (Not) To Be Strong which was published on the 29th of September 2022. In the autobiography, she revealed in her autobiography that she had been a victim of domestic abuse from her father during her childhood. Asides from this, she pledged that all proceeds from her book would go to help women affected by similar abuse.
Alex Scott Academy
Back in the year 2011, she founded the Alex Scott Academy in partnership with Kingston College, and Puma. The Academy was for female footballers aged between 16 – 19 years. This represented the first such academy in the United Kingdom and was intended to highlight the growth of the women’s game. Asides from this, she wrote a weekly women’s football column in the Morning Star Newspaper.