Alex Scott MBE is a former professional footballer, presenter and broadcaster.
The former Arsenal Captain and England Centurion is the host of BBC’s Football Focus, a regular host of The One Show as well as an ambassador for Nike, Vitality and Mastercard.
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 to play the game she loves. Alex retired from international football in 2017, though not before representing Great Britain in the Olympics. Alex ended her career the second most capped England player across the men’s and women’s game with 140 appearances.
the first female Sky Pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and made waves as the first female to commentate for the BBC for a Men’s World Cup
Since her retirement in 2018, Alex has embarked upon a successful broadcasting career and has quickly become renown for her insights into the game and sharp punditry skills. In that time, Alex became a fundamental part of BBC Sport’s football broadcasting team including MOTD, Football Focus and Final Score while joining Sky Sports for both domestic and international fixtures. This year, Alex made history after being announced as the new host of BBC Sport’s Football Focus. This follows a long line of trailblazing moments including the first female Pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and the first female to commentate for the BBC for a Men’s World Cup. Not just a credible voice on the game in the UK, in 2020 Alex joined CBS for the US coverage of the Champions League.
In 2020, Alex co-presented Sports Relief and Children in Need
Away from the world of football, Alex has both hosted and been a part of some of the biggest entertainment shows in the country. In 2020, Alex co-presented Sports Relief and Children in Need and back in the world of sport joined the hosting team of the years’ Sports Personality of the Year.
In 2018, Alex took part in and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survivor and the Sports Relief Strictly Come Dancing special. In 2019, Alex returned to the Strictly Ballroom making it all the way to the Quarter Finals. Alex has also become a regular guest presenter for The One Show.
She also opened The Alex Scott Academy in 2012…the first of its kind for women in the UK.
Along with her achievements in broadcast, Alex has undertaken some exciting commercial and ambassadorial opportunities. Since retiring, Alex has worked with some impressive brands including Mastercard, Nike, Coca-Cola, Vitality, Cadbury’s, Samsung and Barclaycard. Alex is also an ambassador for The Sun Newspaper, writing a weekly column and providing exclusive insights surrounding key tournaments throughout the year. In addition, Alex is an ambassador for her former club, Arsenal.
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.